While participating in a Q&A session, author Joe Hill had plenty to say regarding Andy Muschietti’s upcoming adaptation for Stephen King’s It. He reveals that he watched the film in an advanced screening a few weeks ago, and had absolutely loved the movie. He went as far as to call the movie one of the scariest ever made.
“Andres’ adaptation of IT is one of the 5 scariest films ever made,” Hill exclaimed. “It’s tremendously humane. You love the characters in it. But it is just relentlessly terrifying.”
“Only Jaws, The Exorcist, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Let the Right One In are scarier. It’s that good. It’s that brilliant.”
It’s certainly a lot of hype to live up to, coming from the son of Stephen King. But that just means it’s likely to be that spectacular of a film.
It’s definitely not a surprise, though, as actor Bill Skarsgard was said to have traumatized the child actors of the movie on set as Pennywise:
“It’s a really weird thing to go, ‘If I succeed at doing what I’m trying to do with this character, I’ll traumatize kids.’ On set, I wasn’t very friendly or goofy. I tried to maintain some sort of weirdness about the character, at least when I was in all the makeup. At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet. Their parents have brought them in, these little extras, right? And then I come out as Pennywise, and these kids—young, normal kids—I saw the reaction that they had.”
A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
It hits theaters September 8, 2017.
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