When I was three years old, I saw the only movie that ever truly scared me. I guess it was more of a "tv miniseries" than a movie, but the point is, it was scary. It was Stephen King's It. I was never really scared of movies or fictitious entertainment in general, but Tim Curry was scary as hell as that clown, and every time the plumbing started making weird noises, I would think about that clown coming out of the drain.
Now that there is a remake coming to theaters, I thought it would be a perfect time to do something It related to ride the popularity wave, and relive some of my childhood memories. Because my main passion is music, I thought a remix would only be fitting. And boy, did this movie lend itself to become an entertaining remix.
You see, It was scary when I was a kid, and the first half of the miniseries still holds up today as being a pretty creepy movie. But the second half of the movie just isn't scary. Not anymore, anyway. Whether it's because the child actors were better than the adult actors, or because balloons just aren't as scary as Stephen King thought they were when he wrote the book, or because the clown turns out to be a giant spider that looked extremely unconvincing, the second half of It, just isn't scary.
And that's where I think the remake has failed. Instead of taking Stephen King's book and faithfully translating it all over again to the big screen, they should have taken the best elements of the book that worked best for film and adapted it into a "Stranger Things" type horror movie.
And it should be one movie! A coming of age horror movie where the kids get scared by the clown, the clown gets one or two of them, but in the end, they face the clown, find the spider, and win the day. Take the thousand-plus pages of It, and turn it into a scary as hell, 90 minute, movie-going experience.
But alas, that did not happen, the movie has too much story it's trying to tell, too much CGI, and the clown doesn't hold water to Tim Curry's legendary performance. But I'm honestly okay with that. Because It is still a success and its popularity has enabled me to make this extremely entertaining remix. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed piecing it together.
Thank you so much again for dropping by. Until next time, dominate life!