Remaking a Classic

I’m probably the only person who has never read any Stephen King novel and has never seen one of the adaptations from his books all the way through. I’ve seen bits and pieces, but I’ve never sat down and watched from start to finish.

Now It is happening again. Not having seen the original movie or read the book I’ve gathered that there’s a clown terrorizing kids. I think. I’m not sure why or how or what exactly is going on. I do know it’s horror. Right?

I recently watched the trailer for the new movie. To me it looks like any other horror story that involves a single person or thing. Like Chucky. I know he was a killer and usually those single characters are, but I have no idea if this clown is too. I’d assume so. Otherwise what is there to be scared of?

Have I been missing out on It? The book was published thirty years ago. The movie came out shortly thereafter. I know nothing about either. 

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5 thoughts on “Remaking a Classic

  1. You’re definitely missing out! I love Stephen King, and IT is such a brilliantly scary novel. King’s writing is fantastic anyway, but the way IT manages to develop a bunch of different characters and the dynamic of friendship groups in such depth is well-done. I strongly recommend Stephen King’s writing to you! 🙂
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  2. I’ve only ever read one of his books, The Green Mile. IT looks far too freaky for me since I’m a scaredy cat at heart concerning thrillers and scary books. And I don’t like clowns, so I don’t know as I’d ever be able to read or watch IT. Maybe King started the clown hating thing with his book. Maybe I was subliminally affected by cultural fears? Hmm… Something to ponder.

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