The current trend in the world of movies is to go in for action packed movies with an abundance of machine men and women where animation plays a major role to win over the audience. Horror movies are very few and far between, hence Stephen King’s latest offering “It” can claim to be a movie with a difference and is expected to win over the moviegoers. The movie is about Pennywise, an evil clown.

The story of “It”

Boston Herald reports that the movie is about a creature named Pennywise who is an evil shapeshifting clown and, since clowns usually scare children, Stephen King decided to use it as the villain in his novel “It.” King made this admission in 2013, saying that the character of the evil clown has similarities to a real life serial killer from Illinois.

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He would dress up as Pogo the Clown for children’s birthday parties and events. According to reports, during a five-year span in the 1970s, he murdered 33 teenage boys after he had sexually assaulted and tortured them.

He was known as Killer Clown and his reign of terror ended when he was discovered, tried and executed.

Pennywise can easily top the polls for the Scariest Monsters Ever and the horror movie “It," based on a novel of the same name by Stephen King, was originally a two-part 1990 TV miniseries. It was about children who went missing in Derry, a fictional town in Maine. The series started in 1960 and was about a group of kids, labeled as the Loser's Club, who were already being bullied by a sadistic older teen. The seven kids join forces to tackle both the bully and the evil clown portrayed by Tim Curry – who was a terror for any vulnerable child.

About the film

The film “It” runs for over two hours and focuses exclusively on the first part with the children. The cast includes Finn Wolfhard, the star of “Stranger Things” as Richie Tozier and Jaeden Lieberher, the star of “Midnight Special” as Bill Denbrough, the leader of Loser's Club.

The role of Pennywise is handled by Sweden’s Bill Skarsgard, who had portrayed a vampire in the “Hemlock Grove” series.

The original story is by Stephen King and “It” is released by Warner Bros while Andy Muschietti has directed the movie, which is scheduled to hit the screens on Sept. 8. Moviegoers always want variety and horror movies are in the category that very few moviemakers go in for. Movies on Dracula and vampires hardly ever fail at the box office and it is expected that “It” will leave a mark on the discerning viewer.