TV Mini-Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
Mrs. Kersh is named after director Irvin Kershner, director of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). Stephen King visited the set of that film, which was filmed in the same studio as The Shining (1980). Empire writer Lawrence Kasdan later directed Dreamcatcher (2003). The novel on which that was based also involves children from Derry, and includes a reference ... ...
You're dead meat, fat boy.
In part one, the flashbacks to 1960 seem a little confused as to what specific time of year that Round One with Pennywise occurred. When the first six members of the Losers' Club get back from seeing "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" (which, by the way, actually came out in June of 1957), Eddie wishes that "this summer would never end." Yet, the LC--indeed, all the kids in Derry--are still attending middle school! What happened? Too many snow days during the previous winter?
During the opening credits, we see pictures of the "Lucky Seven" from their childhood like in a photo album. The final photo of the Paramount cinema segues into the actual one in Derry. The camera pulls back from the title IT, and it turns from white to red. In Pt 2, the final photo of a hotel segues into the one the "Lucky Seven" are staying at. At the end of both parts, Pennywise's laugh is heard.
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