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* RealitySubtext: The book was written and released during a series of high-profile child kidnappings in the United States.

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** The titular villain also shares the same name with the BigBad of ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime''.

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** Intentionial. It's stated in the book that the name was carried over from Irish settlers during the 19th century.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Cemetery Dance released one for the novel's 25th anniversary.


* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.
** Closer to the geographical mark is Derry, New Hampshire.

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* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It ''It'' is set also set, shares the same a name for to some degree with the city of Derry (or Londonderry (sometimes shortened to some) of Derry) in Northern Ireland.
** Closer to the geographical mark is Derry, New Hampshire.Hampshire.
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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 shapeshifter that takes on the form of the victim's greatest fears.



** In the English version, orange is associated with IT, as well. In every encounter, the Losers discuss how IT leaves orange pom-poms. Much creepier than it sounds.

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** In the English version, orange is associated with IT, It, as well. In every encounter, the Losers discuss how IT It leaves orange pom-poms. Much creepier than it sounds.


* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.

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* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.Ireland.
**Closer to the geographical mark is Derry, New Hampshire.


* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.

!!Trivia for the 1990 TV miniseries:

* ActorInspiredElement: Harry Anderson suggested that Richie be the only one not to hug Bill when he returns, as he now was the sceptic of the group after Stan's death.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the Maine-set film was shot in British Columbia. The 2017 remake was shot in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}.
* CreatorBacklash: Although Tommy Lee Wallace enjoyed working on the miniseries, he felt they fell short in comparison to the original novel.
* DawsonCasting:
** In a curious inversion, most of the adult actors were the same age as their book counterparts. But the film ages the characters up by about five years, meaning only John Ritter, Richard Masur and Tim Reid were in their forties. Michael Cole, who played Henry as an adult, was fifty - but this is justified since Henry has aged badly due to the traumas in his youth.
** A couple of the kids were this too. In the book, they're all eleven or twelve. Jonathan Brandis was fifteen and Seth Green was sixteen.
* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Crane, who played the young Ben, said he had some massive EightiesHair that had to be all chopped off for the role.
* FakeAmerican:
** British Tim Curry uses an American accent to play Pennywise, even if he's an EldritchAbomination from outer space.
** Played with when it comes to Olivia Hussey. Audra in the book is American but has lost her accent from years of living in the UK, and it comes back when she returns to America. Hussey keeps her own accent throughout the film, and there's no mention of her being an American.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Jarred Blancard, who played the young Henry Bowers, hated having to use the N-word so much and kept apologising to Marlon Taylor for it between takes.
* OneBookAuthor: Ben Heller, who played the young Stan, only did this one film.
* PromotedFanboy: John Ritter was a huge fan of Stephen King and the book. The studio thought he was crazy when he asked if the Turtle would feature in the climax of the miniseries.
* ThrowItIn:
** It was actually raining the day of filming the children going down into the sewer, saving the production the trouble of having to fake it.
** Harry Anderson improvised most of adult!Richie's lines.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tim Curry was reluctant to take the role of Pennywise, not sure if he was up to enduring long hours in the make-up chair. The make-up was reduced in order to let Curry's performance shine through. Rumour has it that Alice Cooper would have been the second choice if Curry had turned it down.
** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.

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* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.

!!Trivia for the 1990 TV miniseries:

* ActorInspiredElement: Harry Anderson suggested that Richie be the only one not to hug Bill when he returns, as he now was the sceptic of the group after Stan's death.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the Maine-set film was shot in British Columbia. The 2017 remake was shot in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}.
* CreatorBacklash: Although Tommy Lee Wallace enjoyed working on the miniseries, he felt they fell short in comparison to the original novel.
* DawsonCasting:
** In a curious inversion, most of the adult actors were the same age as their book counterparts. But the film ages the characters up by about five years, meaning only John Ritter, Richard Masur and Tim Reid were in their forties. Michael Cole, who played Henry as an adult, was fifty - but this is justified since Henry has aged badly due to the traumas in his youth.
** A couple of the kids were this too. In the book, they're all eleven or twelve. Jonathan Brandis was fifteen and Seth Green was sixteen.
* DyeingForYourArt: Brandon Crane, who played the young Ben, said he had some massive EightiesHair that had to be all chopped off for the role.
* FakeAmerican:
** British Tim Curry uses an American accent to play Pennywise, even if he's an EldritchAbomination from outer space.
** Played with when it comes to Olivia Hussey. Audra in the book is American but has lost her accent from years of living in the UK, and it comes back when she returns to America. Hussey keeps her own accent throughout the film, and there's no mention of her being an American.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Jarred Blancard, who played the young Henry Bowers, hated having to use the N-word so much and kept apologising to Marlon Taylor for it between takes.
* OneBookAuthor: Ben Heller, who played the young Stan, only did this one film.
* PromotedFanboy: John Ritter was a huge fan of Stephen King and the book. The studio thought he was crazy when he asked if the Turtle would feature in the climax of the miniseries.
* ThrowItIn:
** It was actually raining the day of filming the children going down into the sewer, saving the production the trouble of having to fake it.
** Harry Anderson improvised most of adult!Richie's lines.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tim Curry was reluctant to take the role of Pennywise, not sure if he was up to enduring long hours in the make-up chair. The make-up was reduced in order to let Curry's performance shine through. Rumour has it that Alice Cooper would have been the second choice if Curry had turned it down.
** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.
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** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.

!!Trivia for the 2017 movie

* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro expressed interest in doing a film adaptation, but per his [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder busy schedule]], couldn't find the time to do so.
** The Duffer Brothers, of ''Series/StrangerThings'' fame, asked to do a film adaptation of the book, but Warner Brothers said no. This eventually resulted in the former series' creation.

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** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.

!!Trivia for the 2017 movie

* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro expressed interest in doing a film adaptation, but per his [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder busy schedule]], couldn't find the time to do so.
** The Duffer Brothers, of ''Series/StrangerThings'' fame, asked to do a film adaptation of the book, but Warner Brothers said no. This eventually resulted in the former series' creation.
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* NamesTheSame: Derry, the town where It is set also shares the same name for the city of Derry (or Londonderry to some) of Northern Ireland.


** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.

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** It was originally planned as a six-hour miniseries to be directed by George A Romero. He worked extensively on the script and in pre-production, only to bow out due to scheduling conflicts with ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1990''.

!!Trivia for the 2017 movie

* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/GuillermoDelToro expressed interest in doing a film adaptation, but per his [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder busy schedule]], couldn't find the time to do so.
** The Duffer Brothers, of ''Series/StrangerThings'' fame, asked to do a film adaptation of the book, but Warner Brothers said no. This eventually resulted in the former series' creation.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the Maine-set film was shot in British Columbia.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the Maine-set film was shot in British Columbia. The 2017 remake was shot in UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}.


* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the movie was filmed in British Columbia.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the movie Maine-set film was filmed shot in British Columbia.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Most of the movie was filmed in British Columbia.



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** In the English version, orange is associated with IT, as well. In every encounter, the Losers discuss how IT leaves orange pom-poms. Much creepier than it sounds.

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