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#1 2017-03-30 22:39:30

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Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Official trailer. Looks freaking awesome.


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#2 2017-03-30 23:07:37

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I don' t dare watch it. The book gave me nightmares. I tried to read it twice, but could never finish. Too scared!


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#3 2017-03-31 09:30:36

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I read the book as a young teenager, adored it. Read it a couple of more times in the next 5-8 years. Definitely need to re-read now. It's been ages.


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#4 2017-03-31 12:47:52

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Too scary for me, too. I have a vivid imagination.

I will say the production values seem very high! Much better than the '80s Stephen King movies I remember.


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#5 2017-04-01 04:08:52

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I've only read it in Swedish, so I decided to buy it in English. Pretty sure I don't still have my 25 year old Swedish pocket anyway :D


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#6 2017-04-01 09:39:28

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I also read it in German only and am contemplating revisiting it in English for ages and ages. Now might be the time. I told Daughter1.1 to read it before we see the picture. Looks indeed very good.

 

#7 2017-04-01 09:53:43

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I've read the book in german once and I LOVED it! Then I watched the movie, or at least parts of it and... wasn't really scared. The book had me partly crying out in fear and clutching my blanket because I didn't feel safe in my own room anymore... and the movie made me laugh. Seriously, it did that xD

I'm really interested in the new one, though. It DOES look amazing~

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#8 2017-04-01 16:48:44

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Stephen King's 1986 film "Maximum Overdrive" is pretty entertaining.  Machines coming to life after a meteorite crashes to Earth did have its amusing aspects, especially an ATM calling Stephen King an expletive when he tries to withdraw money from his account. 

P.S. It also had music from AC/DC.

 

#9 2017-04-01 22:27:58

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Kareehla wrote:

the movie made me laugh. Seriously, it did that xD

Some of those '80s Stephen King films are pretty bad. Some are great. I still really like Stand By Me.


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#10 2017-04-01 22:28:54

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

PeterJW wrote:

Stephen King's 1986 film "Maximum Overdrive" is pretty entertaining.  Machines coming to life after a meteorite crashes to Earth did have its amusing aspects, especially an ATM calling Stephen King an expletive when he tries to withdraw money from his account. 

P.S. It also had music from AC/DC.

I don't think I ever saw that one.


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#11 2017-04-02 02:03:24

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

PeterJW wrote:

Stephen King's 1986 film "Maximum Overdrive" is pretty entertaining.  Machines coming to life after a meteorite crashes to Earth did have its amusing aspects, especially an ATM calling Stephen King an expletive when he tries to withdraw money from his account. 

P.S. It also had music from AC/DC.

I don't think I ever saw that one.

I read that one in Night Shift! 80s king movies and short films are pretty cool. Like The Raft or Children of the Corn.


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#12 2017-04-02 07:58:55

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

The 1984 film "Firestarter" is another Stephen King 80's book and film to take note of.

 

#13 2017-04-03 18:46:54

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Children of the Corn was good. And, I know it's 90s, and the CGI is sooooo bad, but The Langoliers holds a special place in my heart.

I finally read IT a few years ago. For me, after about halfway, it got less scary. But let me tell you, that first half was SCARY. I was afraid to look out of windows at night, for fear of seeing the clown lurking... *heebie jeebies* So I am totally looking forward to this movie!


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#14 2017-07-21 07:56:57

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Yeah the scariest parts are when they encounter IT on their own in the first half of the story. But it's good all the way through if you ask me (just finished my re-read).

Oh, I just noticed this on IMDB: "It: Part 1 - The Losers' Club" - International (English title) (complete title) - it might be that the adult story will take place in a second film?!? Can't find any information on that, except it's supposedly still happening: http://movieweb.com/it-movie-rated-r-it … happening/


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#15 2017-09-22 07:27:30

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

So I should probably say that I watched this film now. Anyone else?

I enjoyed it. Made me jump a couple of times, and also gave me severe goose bumps more than once. I partly liked and disliked some changes. I didn't like it because I missed certain things... like more of Mike's own story, and the damming of the barrens, the vision quest, the silver bullet. Some people say they've "updated" the story to fit into modern fears more, but that's hardly all. I did like some changes because it made me unsure about what to expect, even knowing the story well in advance. Anyway, it's hardly the masterpiece some would have you think, but solid enough.


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#16 2017-09-22 08:24:10

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Hah. That sounds good enough. The trailer was promising and I am very much looking forward to it. It opens next week here, iirc. Will see it with Daughter1.1. Not sure I can convince her to watch it OV. I hope so, of course. She is about half through the book and I have merely started. So I prolly would not notice the changes as it is more than 20 years since I read it.

*is proud for having steered clear of any title related puns*

 

#17 2017-09-26 07:03:42

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I'm trying to wait until closer to Halloween to see it, or at least October.


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#18 2017-10-07 10:27:58

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I'm just home from the movies. Liked it a lot and am looking forward to part 2. Not happy about being home alone tonight ...

 

#19 2017-10-07 11:10:34

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

I could never watch that and then be alone somewhere….*shudder*


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#20 2017-10-07 15:27:28

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Re: Stephen King's "It" (2017)

Becomes more a challenge now that I am about to go to bed.

*eyes suspiciously in dark corners*

 

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