Screenplay: Cary Fukunaga, Chase Palmer, Gary Dauberman
Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton
Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung
Music: Benjamin Wallfisch
Stephen King's 'It' is one of the ten defining books of my life. The enjoyment it gave me when I first read it as a kid, plus on every subsequent re-read was immense. Its blend of coming of age and horror elements are done with great skill and passion for the themes and you can feel that from every page of the book. That special feeling when you read a book and the book starts to behave like your friend or guide to the unexpected is really one of a kind. It helped also that I lived (and still live) in the village with the surrounding not very different from the one described in the book. The woods, the river, the passages underneath the land surface and gullies and streams at the surface. Me and my friends were going into the woods, camping, making various stuff with the available material. It was great. But most importantly, I find King's work universal in terms of perfect capturing of the process of growing up, experiencing the first traces of death and rotten world before your eyes.
"They're gazebos mom! They're bullshit!"
4.5 / 5