In October 1988, Bill Denbrough crafts a paper sailboat for Georgie, his six-year-old brother. Georgie sails the boat along the rainy streets of small town Derry, Maine, only to have it fall down a storm drain. As he attempts to retrieve it, Georgie sees a clown in the drain, who introduces himself as “Pennywise the Dancing Clown”. Pennywise entices Georgie to come closer, then bites his arm off and drags him into the sewer. The following summer, Bill and his friends Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stan Uris run afoul of older bully Henry Bowers and his gang. Bill, still haunted by Georgie’s disappearance, calculates that his brother’s body may have washed up in a marshy wasteland called the Barrens.
He recruits his friends to investigate, believing Georgie may still be alive. Ben Hanscom, one of Bill’s new classmates, learns that the town has been plagued by unexplained tragedies and child disappearances for centuries. Targeted by Bowers’ gang, Ben flees into the Barrens and meets Bill’s group. They find the sneaker of a missing girl named Betty Ripsom, while a member of the Bowers Gang, Patrick Hockstetter, is killed by Pennywise while searching the sewers for Ben.
Beverly Marsh, a girl bullied over rumors of promiscuity, also joins the group; both Bill and Ben develop feelings for her. Later, the group befriends orphan Mike Hanlon after defending him from Bowers. Each member of the group has encountered terrifying manifestations of the same menacing clown who attacked Georgie: a headless undead boy, a sink that spews blood only children can see, a diseased and rotting leper, a disturbing painting come to life, Mike’s parents burning alive, and a frightening phantom of Georgie.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Actors: Jaeden Martell, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard
Directors: Andy Muschietti
Production: Ratpac-dune Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Vertigo Entertainment
Duration: 134 Menit
Release Date: 06 September 2017
Countries: USA, Canada