It (also referred to as Stephen King’s IT) is a 1990 miniseries based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name. The story revolves around an inter-dimensional predatory life-form, which has the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears allowing it to exploit the phobias of its victims, while also disguising itself when hunting. It mostly takes the form of a sadistic, wisecracking clown called “Pennywise the Dancing Clown”. The main protagonists are “The Losers Club”, or “The Lucky Seven”, a group of social outcasts who discover Pennywise and vow to destroy him by any means necessary. The series takes place over two different time periods, the first when the Losers first discover Pennywise as children, and the second when they’re called back as adults to defeat Pennywise, who has resurfaced.
It aired as a two-part television movie on November 18 and November 20, 1990 on ABC, and loosely follows the plot of the novel. The miniseries was filmed in New Westminster, British Columbia in late 1989. The film’s all star cast includes Dennis Christopher, Annette O’Toole, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Michael Cole, and Tim Curry as the evil Pennywise. British actress Olivia Hussey appears in Part 2 as Audra, Bill Denbrough’s wife.6 Comments