IT is an earlier work by Stephen King that guarantees to scare you long pass bedtime. Seven children in Derry, Maine have figured out why there is so much evil and so many deaths in their small town. Through their innocence, they find a way they can combat it. King moves you through thirty years of compelling storylines and characters, which eventually moves the children into adulthood for the fight of their lives. I listened to the Audible edition of this tale, which is almost 45 hours long (the paperback is 1,116 pages). Don’t clown around with this one unless you are willing to carve out a good chunk of your time to enjoy it. The read is worth it.
The 1990 made-for-TV version of the movie captured some of the book's scary scenes but fell flat when attempting to clearly define the relationships between the children and their families. There is a theatrical version set to premiere on September 2017. Hopefully, this film will better capture the edgy childhood reflections and the deadlight terror, which are the staple of Stephen King’s IT.