History YMMV / It

16th Aug '16 7:29:13 AM fearlessnikki
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* HarsherInHindsight: [[spoiler:"Tell Stan unless he's on his way to Derry, he's a dead man!"]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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[[spoiler:"Tell Stan unless he's on his way to Derry, he's a dead man!"]]



* HilariousInHindsight: Pennywise is a male persona played by Creator/TimCurry. The monster is revealed, at the end of the book to be [[spoiler:female. Tim Curry is therefore, [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow once again]], playing a transvestite]].

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** One character commits suicide in this. Jonathan Brandis, who plays the young Bill, would later hang himself. What's more is that his co-star John Ritter would also die in the same year.
* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Pennywise is a male persona played by Creator/TimCurry. The monster is revealed, at the end of the book to be [[spoiler:female. Tim Curry is therefore, [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow once again]], playing a transvestite]]. What's more is that It is from another planet, just like Frank.



* HoYay: [[spoiler:Henry and Patrick alone in the town dump...]]

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* HoYay: HoYay:
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[[spoiler:Henry and Patrick alone in the town dump...]]



* MoralEventHorizon: It crosses the line when it kills and feasts on Bill's brother George Denbrough (who is only 6 years old), tearing his arm off. It has also probably done the same thing to God knows how many other children before him.

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* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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It crosses the line when it kills and feasts on Bill's brother George Denbrough (who is only 6 years old), tearing his arm off. It has also probably done the same thing to God knows how many other children before him.



* NightmareFuel: Any scene in the TV movie with Pennywise is scary, especially if you are afraid of clowns. Creator/TimCurry did a good job at being a MonsterClown in that movie.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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Any scene in the TV movie with Pennywise is scary, especially if you are afraid of clowns. Creator/TimCurry did a good job at being a MonsterClown in that movie.
14th Jul '16 12:59:51 PM BDA1978
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** Harry Anderson (best known as the zany judge in NightCourt), also applies, but at least his character is mostly the comic relief.
2nd Jul '16 10:18:59 AM qpa
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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. 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 chant 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.
23rd Jun '16 6:35:37 PM nombretomado
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* MemeticMolester: [[MonsterClown Gue]][[TimCurry ss.]]

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* MemeticMolester: [[MonsterClown Gue]][[TimCurry Gue]][[Creator/TimCurry ss.]]



* NightmareFuel: Any scene in the TV movie with Pennywise is scary, especially if you are afraid of clowns. TimCurry did a good job at being a MonsterClown in that movie.

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* NightmareFuel: Any scene in the TV movie with Pennywise is scary, especially if you are afraid of clowns. TimCurry Creator/TimCurry did a good job at being a MonsterClown in that movie.



* NightmareRetardant: Whenever TimCurry's Pennywise goes over-the-top and silly. "Excuse me sir, do you have Prince Albert in a can? You do? Well ya better let the poor guy out! WAHA! WAHA! WAHA! WAHA!"

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* NightmareRetardant: Whenever TimCurry's Tim Curry's Pennywise goes over-the-top and silly. "Excuse me sir, do you have Prince Albert in a can? You do? Well ya better let the poor guy out! WAHA! WAHA! WAHA! WAHA!"
23rd Jun '16 6:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: Pennywise is a male persona played by TimCurry. The monster is revealed, at the end of the book to be [[spoiler:female. Tim Curry is therefore, [[Film.TheRockyHorrorPictureShow once again]], playing a transvestite]].
** For that matter, TimCurry playing a MonsterClown. He [[WhatCouldHaveBeen almost]] ended up playing TheJoker in BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, but difficulty doing The Joker's voice lead them to casting MarkHamill instead.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Pennywise is a male persona played by TimCurry.Creator/TimCurry. The monster is revealed, at the end of the book to be [[spoiler:female. Tim Curry is therefore, [[Film.TheRockyHorrorPictureShow [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow once again]], playing a transvestite]].
** For that matter, TimCurry Tim Curry playing a MonsterClown. He [[WhatCouldHaveBeen almost]] ended up playing TheJoker in BatmanTheAnimatedSeries, but difficulty doing The Joker's voice lead them to casting MarkHamill instead.
28th May '16 2:48:45 PM rt2012
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** Eddie also marries a woman quite like [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]], in both general appearance and behavior.

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** Eddie also marries a woman quite like [[MyBelovedSmother his mother]], in both general appearance and behavior. And in the movie, he lives with his mother into his 40s.



** Also, [[spoiler:"Take it from me Spaghetti Man (Eddie), better dead than wed!"]]



* MoralEventHorizon: It crosses the line when it kills and feasts on Bill's brother George Denbrough (who is only 6 years old), tearing his arm off.
** Henry almost crosses this when he begins to carve his name into Ben's stomach with a switchblade, and eventually crossed it when he stole and [[ShootTheDog poisoned Mike's dog]] and just ForTheEvulz and gleefully rubbed it in Mike's face.

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* MoralEventHorizon: It crosses the line when it kills and feasts on Bill's brother George Denbrough (who is only 6 years old), tearing his arm off.
off. It has also probably done the same thing to God knows how many other children before him.
** Henry almost crosses this when he begins to carve his name into Ben's stomach with a switchblade, and eventually crossed it when he stole and [[ShootTheDog poisoned Mike's dog]] and just ForTheEvulz and gleefully rubbed it in Mike's face. In the movie, he crosses it when he tries to kill Stan before being interrupted by It.
25th May '16 2:29:06 PM Ciara25
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* TearJerker: The ending

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* TearJerker: The endingending.



* {{Squick}}: In the novel, the gang, drained of energy after their first encounter with It in Its lair in the sewers, re-power themselves by losing their virginity with Bev. Is it emotionally significant to the story? Yes, but it's still a bunch of children having sex one after the other in a sewer.

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* {{Squick}}: In the novel, the gang, drained of energy after their first encounter with It in Its lair in the sewers, re-power themselves by losing their virginity with Bev. Is it emotionally significant to the story? Yes, but it's still a bunch of children ''under age children'' having sex one after the other in a sewer.
8th May '16 9:36:46 AM DannWoolf
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* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous sex scene in the book(you know the one) and the [[SpecialEffectsFailure giant spider]] in the movie, especially after NostalgiaCritic's review.

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* NeverLiveItDown: The infamous sex scene in the book(you book (you know the one) and the [[SpecialEffectsFailure giant spider]] in the movie, especially after NostalgiaCritic's review.
15th Mar '16 1:13:27 PM superboy313
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* CompleteMonster: [[AntagonistTitle It]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is without question one of the most horrifying characters ever written. 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 jovial clown 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: [[AntagonistTitle It]], a.k.a. [[MonsterClown Pennywise the Dancing Clown]], is without question one of the most horrifying characters ever written. In the town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry, Maine]], A [[EldritchAbomination primordial being]] [[TimeAbyss as old as time]], It awakens from its hibernation every three decades and proceeds to murder and devour the children of the town, town of [[TownWithADarkSecret Derry]], often using the avatar of a jovial clown 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.
13th Mar '16 12:06:04 PM Cindylover1969
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In the book, the producer of Audra's movie (being shot in England) is stated to have once bowled a century at cricket. Anyone who knows anything about the game will be howling with laughter at the concept.
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