2017 was full of successful horror films – both financially and critically – but it’s safe to say that IT stood out above the rest. Director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of the classic Stephen King novel earned both good reviews and $700 million at the box office.
With us now firmly entrenched into 2018 though, it’s time to look back at IT with some humor, thanks to the folks behind the popular Honest Trailers series on Youtube. IT has gotten the full treatment, and you can check it out below.
As much as I love IT – I saw it twice in theaters and already own the Blu-Ray – even I have to admit that some of the criticisms presented in the Honest Trailer are valid. Here’s hoping poor Mike and Stan get more development in the sequel.
Also true is despite how fun each initial Pennywise attack is, it does always happen the same way, with a Loser going off alone, and then Pennywise popping out to scare them. To be fair though, things kind of worked like that in the miniseries as well.
IT: Chapter 2 hits theaters on September 6th, 2019. One wonders what kind of box office records for horror that King’s killer clown will break next time.
All images in this article are credited to Warner Bros.