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Shane B. Scott,
Adam Richard Benish,
Jeremy Ray Taylor,
Jack Dylan Grazer,
Jackson Robert Scott,
Kelly Van der Burg,
Memo Díaz Capt.,
- MPAA Reason
- Rated R for violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.
- BBFC Reason
- strong horror, violence, language
- Maturity Rating Reason
based on novel or book,
death of brother,
In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
- BBFC Ratings info
- IT is a US horror in which a group of young friends must defeat the evil force that preys on the children of their town.
Scenes of horror include sustained threat from monsters, including a killer clown. There are intense sequences in which children are chased and murdered.
Scenes include fistfights and bloody stabbings. In one scene, a bully carves his initial into a child's stomach.
There is strong language, including uses of 'f**k' and 'motherf**ker'.
There is a physically abusive parent/child relationship, and moderate sex references.
- Sex & Nudity
- Sex & Nudity Reason
- Four young boys (12-13) and a girl are seen in their underwear in an extended scene. The boys end up staring at the girls body as she sunbathes.
Multiple sexual jokes made by Richie. Nothing too explicit, it's mainly your mum jokes and things of that standard
It's implied that a girl's father is sexually abusing her.
Implied sexual abuse of a girl by her father. She resists.
- Violence & Gore
- Violence & Gore Reason
- It is implied that several sheep are killed with a bolt gun.
The characters open a door and briefly see the upper half of a teenage girl hanging in a room, still alive and screaming. It is a little scary but not too graphic
All in all, the violence is not as graphic as other R rated horror movies nowadays, with many violent scenes actually occurring offscreen, however blood is prevalent especially in the aftermath scenes.
One of the children falls through a hole on a table, where we see after his bent arm, apparently fractured, no blood is shown.
A 13 year old child is bullied by older children, who start to cut the letter 'H' into the kids stomach with a switchblade offscreen.
Georgie reaches into the sewer for his paper boat, Pennywise opens a slobbering mouth with five rows of sharp teeth, biting his arm off (No injury detail seen); the boy tries to crawl away, but is pulled into the sewer. Blood is shown flowing from the arm into the sewer drain in the rain.
Beverly hides in her bathroom from her father who tried to rape her, and she hits him on the head with the toilet tank lid (he is seen lying in a large pool of blood later).
Henry receives a box in the mail containing his lost switchblade that he uses to stab his sleeping father in the neck. Injury detail is hard to discern but lots of blood is shown.
A man attacks his daughter, she hits him over the head with a vase, causing him to bleed mildly and possibly die. (not shown)
Georgie (Pennywise in disguise) is shot in the forehead with a bolt gun.
Henry is pushed down a well to his supposed "death" not shown.
A child is seen with a monster attached to his face, with blood pouring from both sides.
Pennywise is shown nibbling on and waving a child's arm. Blood is seen on the severed arm and on Pennywise's mouth.
A girl is grabbed by a black string substance, she is pulled close to the sink, blood sprays out into her face and covers the whole bathroom. It is obvious the father can't see it and the girl is only seeing it, as it is not really there.
As Pennywise tries to attack, and kill Bill & Richie, Beverly stabs his face with a pole, making him to change the appearance of his face, showing big sharp teeth and demonic eyes. The new appearance is distorted and grotesque. He then scares the group and laughs like a maniac.
Patrick Hockstetter goes into a sewer pipe looking for Ben and encounters terrifying dead children (zombies) and as he tries to escape, gets his face bitten off by Pennywise (OffScreen) somewhat Intense.
At the beginning of the film, Georgie's arm gets ripped off by Pennywise.
Eddie breaks his arm and Richie snaps it back into place. No gore is shown but Eddie screams in pain while Bill and Beverly try to convince Richie to stop.
This film contains some violent and scary content, but is a lot less disturbing then its reputation and some of the descriptions on here would lead you to believe. There's only one truly intense scene in which occurs at the very beginning of the film. A character named Georgie gets his arm bitten off and we see him crawling away and get dragged into the sewer. Not as bad as it sounds. Can be a little disturbing to very young viewers.
Bill punches Richie in the face
Towards the end in the sewers, you find the flute lady biting Stan's face and her mouth is biting his whole face, this is a nasty scene.
- Profanity Reason
- Lots of curse words used by young teenagers, mostly Richie, including inappropriate hand gestures (putting up the middle finger).
Lots of cursing including words like "fuck", "shit", "ass", "pussy", "slut", and "bitch"
A homophobic slur is used ("you and your faggot friends")
The swearing is probably the reason this movie was rated R. And while it can get strong at times it overall isnt't that frequent.
61 uses of "fuck", 25 uses of "shit". Sexual words occationally, "pussy", "penis", "ass".
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
- A girl is seen holding a cigarette, although we don't actually see her smoking it.
- Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
- Pennywise distorts himself and moves in unnatural ways. Some of this is quite comical, however.
There is a scene where Pennywise's mouth and hand is ripped open showing Mantis or Werewolf like skin
Bill's main priority throughout the movie is that he'll find Georgie alive and well, despite both his father and Richie telling him otherwise, many scenes involving this can be emotional.
People who have a fear of clowns should avoid this movie like the plague
It transforms into a homeless man with Leprosy. His nose is missing, his eyes are red, his skin is covered in grotesque rashes, and there is a sticky substance leaking from his mouth. one of his legs in incredibly slim, while the other leg is about as wide as an elephant's leg.
This movie is more frightening than the second movie.
Pennywise can unhinge its jaw like a snake, it's disturbing to watch.
Penny wise is seen opening his mouth very wide there are also many sharp teeth in his mouth along with a glowing light in the back of his throat. Can be frightening to some younger viewers.
Considered to be one of the scariest horror movies of recent times, maybe even of all time. The opening scene especially is about as frightening and disturbing as it gets, especially since it involves a young child. With that being said though, this movie is also part comedy so therefore there are lots of funny moments to mix in with the scares.
A girl is blasted in the face with gallons of blood, frightening and a bit intense.
There are many jumpscares. They usually happen at the least expected time.
In one scene after Pennywise gets stabbed In the eye he turns around with his mouth ripped open showing a little bit of IT and pairs of sharp teeth can be seen, then he rips his hand open with sharp spider like claws.
IT changes its form according to the children's fears multiple times throughout the movie including dead Georgie, a deformed leper, a headless boy, werewolf claws, mummy, praying mantis arms, deformed flute lady from a painting and most importantly, Pennywise Projector. All in all, the main theme of this film is the portrayal of the biggest fears of a person, and it's done very cleverly.
Before being dragged to his death, Georgie is shown crawling on the road with his remaining arm, He cried for help, calling for help, he needs help to get Bill. This can be emotionally disturbing and upsetting to viewers.
Bill finds Georgie hiding behind a well. He walks over to Bill, lacking an arm and holding his paper boat, crying that he wants to go home. At the end of their conversation, Bill shoots Georgie in the forehead. It turns out afterwards that "Georgie" was merely a form of Pennywise's.
When Bill accepts Georgie's death by just finding his raincoat it's really emotional because his main goal was to find Georgie alive and well
While nothing happens, Henry Bowers almost shoots a cat with his father's gun. His father stops him but it scared us animal lovers out there.
The most intense and scary scenes of the movie are (there are 2): The most most intense and scary scene of the movie is when Georgie meets Pennywise. The second intense and scary scene of the movie is when Bill saw Georgie in basement and he meets Pennywise this scene is very scary for youngers and adults. These are just the scariest of the scariest though and there and plenty of other scary parts too.
New Line Cinema,
Warner Bros. Pictures,
United States of America,