IT Chapter Two is a King-size horror epic with an A-list cast, bigger and bloodier horror set pieces, and a running time that’s almost as long as the original TV mini-series.
27 years after they banished the impish entity known as Pennywise the clown, the Losers Club discover that IT has returned, and must honour the blood pact they made as teenagers. Uprooted from their adult lives and once again thrown together to confront the malevolent shape-shifter, the group must overcome childhood fears and past trauma to have any chance of finally defeating Pennywise.
Where King’s novel alternated between timelines, Chapter Two takes a similar approach, integrating the teenage Losers via new footage that plugs narrative gaps and further fleshes the characters. It also impeccably matches the adult cast with their teen counterparts (particularly James Ransome and Jessica Chastain as grown-up Eddie and Beverly). Reprising the structure of the first film from an adult perspective and raising the stakes and fright factor, the closing chapter is a lot more nightmarish than its predecessor.
Release Date: December 11, 2019
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Jessica Chastain
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