History YMMV / It

29th Jan '16 1:31:23 PM toonyloon
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** Patrick Hockstetter is portrayed this way, as a [[HollywoodPsych sociopath-possibly-psychopath]] who tortures animals and [[spoiler: at the age of ''five'', suffocated his infant brother]]. Both Tom Rogan and Henry Bowers, while they grew up in abusive homes, are also pretty evil.
4th Jan '16 7:44:57 PM superboy313
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad I]][[AntagonistTitle t]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is hands down one of the greatest forces of evil in all of horror. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], It awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. It prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, It was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, It killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. It also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, It kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. It proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad I]][[AntagonistTitle t]], [[AntagonistTitle It]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is hands down one of the greatest forces of evil in all of horror. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], It awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. It prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, It was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, It killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. It also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, It kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. It proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.
30th Dec '15 12:43:35 PM superboy313
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* AuthorPhobia : Stephen King wrote an essay wherein he described the "ten bears" of various common fears. Rats, the dark, squishy things, closed-in spaces, things from outer space, fear ''for'' someone else, and a few others were all on the list. He pulls out all the stops with the creation of IT, since IT is a shape-changer that can literally appear as anything the victim fears. * CompleteMonster: [[BigBad I]][[AntagonistTitle T]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is hands down one of the greatest forces of evil in all of horror. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], IT awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. IT prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, IT was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, IT killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. IT also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, IT kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. IT proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.
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* AuthorPhobia : Stephen King wrote an essay wherein he described the "ten bears" of various common fears. Rats, the dark, squishy things, closed-in spaces, things from outer space, fear ''for'' someone else, and a few others were all on the list. He pulls out all the stops with the creation of IT, It, since IT It is a shape-changer shapeshifter that can literally appear as anything takes on the victim form of the victim's greatest fears. * CompleteMonster: [[BigBad I]][[AntagonistTitle T]], t]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is hands down one of the greatest forces of evil in all of horror. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], IT It awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. IT It prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, IT It was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, IT It killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. IT It also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, IT It kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. IT It proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.

** The book makes it clear that Bill's phrase used to help him with his stutter ("He thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghost") becomes a sort of mystic cant that he can use against IT. In the movie, the phrase is introduced exactly once before the dramatic confrontation, making you wonder why Bill is standing there repeating it to IT.
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** The book makes it clear that Bill's phrase used to help him with his stutter ("He thrusts his fists against the post and still insists he sees the ghost") becomes a sort of mystic cant that he can use against IT. It. In the movie, the phrase is introduced exactly once before the dramatic confrontation, making you wonder why Bill is standing there repeating it to IT.It.

* SpecialEffectsFailure: IT's [[spoiler: spider-form at the end of the movie. The true metaphysical nature of IT is only vaguely referenced.]] It looks very cheap and results in quite an AntiClimax. To be fair, the cosmic elements of the novel would be tough to replicate on the screen. The Stop-Motion effects too.
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* SpecialEffectsFailure: IT's It's [[spoiler: spider-form at the end of the movie. The true metaphysical nature of IT is only vaguely referenced.]] It looks very cheap and results in quite an AntiClimax. To be fair, the cosmic elements of the novel would be tough to replicate on the screen. The Stop-Motion stop motion effects are pretty cheap too.

** There's also the scene where Beverly encounters an old woman who is IT in disguise. See NightmareFuel for details.
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** There's also the scene where Beverly encounters an old woman who is IT It in disguise. See NightmareFuel for details.
30th Dec '15 12:43:35 PM superboy313
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30th Dec '15 12:28:35 PM superboy313
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* CompleteMonster: In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], [[AntagonistTitle IT]] awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. IT prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, IT was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, IT killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. IT also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, IT kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. IT proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad I]][[AntagonistTitle T]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is hands down one of the greatest forces of evil in all of horror. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], [[AntagonistTitle IT]] IT awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, often using the avatar of a MonsterClown named Pennywise to lure children into its clutches. IT prides itself on using its shapeshifting and hallucinogenic powers to torment its victims, preying on their phobias and acquired fears and likening the cultivation of their terror to "salting the meat." From 1740 to 1743, IT was responsible for the disappearance of three hundred Derry Township settlers. In 1957, IT killed Bill's six-year-old brother, George, and devoured Patrick Hockstetter alive while in the form of his [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes greatest fear, leeches]]. IT also drove [[TheBully Henry Bowers]] to madness, then killed Bowers' friends after they succeeded in luring the Losers' Club into the sewers. After waking up in 1984, IT kills a man named Adrian Mellon before resuming its violent killing spree of children. IT proceeds to manipulate Henry Bowers into trying to kill the Losers; drives Bill's wife, Audra, catatonic by exposing her to its deadlights; and manages to kill Eddie before its final defeat.
10th Dec '15 10:16:41 AM FlashSteps
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** As TheNostalgiaCritic repeatedly pointed out in his review, a lot of the NightmareFuel moments described in this article are undermined by the fact that Pennywise very rarely seems (at least in the TV film) to act on his threats and actually '''devour the Losers'''. It boils down to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Pounce On Them?!]]
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** As TheNostalgiaCritic repeatedly pointed out in his review, a lot of the NightmareFuel moments described in this article are undermined by the fact that Pennywise very rarely seems (at least in the TV film) to act on his threats and actually '''devour ''devour the Losers'''.Losers''. It boils down to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Pounce On Them?!]]
10th Dec '15 10:16:16 AM FlashSteps
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** As TheNostalgiaCritic repeatedly pointed out in his review, a lot of the NightmareFuel moments described in this article are undermined by the fact that Pennywise very rarely seems to act on his threats and actually '''devour the Losers'''. It boils down to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Pounce On Them?!]]
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** As TheNostalgiaCritic repeatedly pointed out in his review, a lot of the NightmareFuel moments described in this article are undermined by the fact that Pennywise very rarely seems (at least in the TV film) to act on his threats and actually '''devour the Losers'''. It boils down to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Pounce On Them?!]]
10th Dec '15 10:15:27 AM FlashSteps
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** As TheNostalgiaCritic repeatedly pointed out in his review, a lot of the NightmareFuel moments described in this article are undermined by the fact that Pennywise very rarely seems to act on his threats and actually '''devour the Losers'''. It boils down to [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Pounce On Them?!]]
9th Dec '15 12:12:45 PM shamblingdead2
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* JerkassHasAPoint : [[MyBelovedSmother Mrs. Kaspbrak]] usually doesn't let Eddie do anything, because she lives in terror of him dying of illness or injury. In the case of the shoe store X-ray machine, however, she was quite correct when she screamed at Eddie that those things give you cancer.
8th Dec '15 12:47:40 PM jmparker78
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** Honestly, the fact that the mini-series leaves out the entire fact that there actually is a sentient force guiding the Losers Club makes Narm out of every scene where one of them says anything akin to "I feel like we're supposed to do this."
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