It ★★★★

Very well directed, well acted by all, especially the kids and Pennywise. I'm not the biggest horror person but I did appreciate how the movie took us around the town, creating the feeling of a real place. I got this feeling while watching Jaws earlier this month and it gave the setting a sense of familiarity. The '80's and early to mid '90's were a weird time. All of this felt familiar to the urban legends going around every small town and the every day lack of supervision. Rock throwing, bike riding, swimming holes, blood brothers (that one was always creepy) and supernatural spook stories. The story that went around my school was Bloody Mary. Kids were certain they had seen, or their friend had seen someone getting sucked through a mirror in a bloody mess, never to be seen again. I'm pretty surprised their was never a solid horror movie about that.

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