Fri Sept 6, 2019
Recommended by Leilani Polk
Originally produced as a moderately scary though still PG-rated TV miniseries in 1990, Stephen King’s doorstop of a book It—about a group of outcast kids who unite to destroy a shape-shifting monster preying on the children of their town—got revived for the big screen in 2017 and scared the living shit out of people. It was well-cast and well-shot, and it hit all the right notes of terror and creepiness. The story concludes with It Chapter Two, in which the kids are now adults (played by Bill Hader, James McAvoy, and Jessica Chastain, among others) who must return to their old hometown and conquer that motherfucking clown monster thing once and for all.