I’m a sucker for some good scare. I like horror films because of that certain thrill that it gives — despite the fact that I still close my eyes whenever I feel like something’s about to happen.
2017 wasn’t exactly the year for horror movies as many of the more popular releases were superhero related. However, there were 2 that caught my attention — Anabelle: Creation and this supposed best and scariest horror film of the year: IT, a movie that was based on the 1986 Stephen King novel of the same title.
Stephen King is known for his amazing horror novels (hello, The Shining, anyone?) so naturally, this got me intrigued.
Sadly, this 2 hour and 15 minute film just left me feeling disappointed and basically questioning myself as to why I found it so lame when many other people were impressed by it.
The storyline was pretty cool, though. I liked that there was that added mystery when one of the characters found out that the overflowing cases of missing children happens in town every 27 years. So okay, I thought maybe there was something there. But nah, questions unanswered.
I still don’t understand why it only happens every 27 years (I know it’s because IT goes to hibernate or something but again, why is there a need to rest for a certain number of years in the first place?) and what started it all and why was it embodying a clown — of all things??? (Enlighten me if you already know the answers to these questions.)
And let’s not get into the fact that the supposed “scary” and “jump-out-of-your-seat” scenes were just all absolutely weak, it’s almost annoying. They said this film was supposed to drive its viewers crazy??? Yup, the fact that this was not scary at all and more of a drama film rather than horror really drove me nuts!
I’m not sure why people went gaga for this movie. But hey, maybe if you’re already scared of clowns in the first place then this would surely push you to the brink of insanity but if not, then it’s a complete meh and quite frankly, a waste of time.
If anything though, all the actors were amazing and they all played their characters really well. The effects were good, too. I just can’t understand how this is a horror film, but maybe the book’s better?