Everything about director Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s IT is monstrous, including its record-setting opening weekend box office take of $117-million. Audiences flocked to theaters to be terrified by IT‘s namesake monster, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård), the malevolent shape-shifting entity that haunts the small town of Derry, Maine. While the group of children dubbed the Losers Club took on the monster in the film and ultimately were able to send it back to its slumber, they were unable to learn a great deal about the nature and origins of “IT.” Pennywise the Clown largely remains a mystery to the Losers and likewise ...

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