It's the ABCs of horror on Daily Trailer this month and I is for IT.
This may be a generational thing, but It scared the shit out of me as a child and still kind of does to this day. Just watching this trailer, I find myself simultaneously aware of how cheesy much of It is and freaking out over everything Pennywise. Even if you hate It, you have to respect Tim Curry's performance. It's probably not difficult to make an evil clown scary, but to make him this scary takes talent.
Then there's a whole host of other things to consider. This film features a remarkable cast of '80s-'90s actors. You know a movie is special when It has Harry Anderson and John Ritter. Annette O'Toole is super adorable. The film offers a decent showcase for now-deceased child actor Jonathan Brandis. It even has Dennis Christopher, the guy from Breaking Away who I always thought was Beck.
You can debate over what they did and didn't take from the book (there is one scene of particular notoriety that they failed to dramatize on network television, the ball-less bastards). But as Its own thing, I've always been fond of It. Remember, it's not just about the scary clown. There's a Temple of Doom-esque yucky banquet scene, too. And that scene with Harry Anderson in the library with the blood balloons. It's awesome!
One last bit of nostalgia: this isn't a theatrical trailer since the film was made for television. We have instead a commercial for Its home video release. I do believe it was a two-taper. I kind of want to watch mine right now, but I no longer own a VCR.