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It: Stephen King Was Surprised by How Good the Film Is

There's already a lot of buzz surrounding the upcoming horror film It, but now that excitement has extended to Stephen King himself, the source material's author.

In an interview with Geekztor, Stephen King lauded Andres Muschietti's remake of the small town supernatural tale. "I had hopes but I was not prepared for how good it really is," King said.

King cited the film's Loser's Club as a main reason why the scares land. "It's something that's different and at the same time it's something that audiences are going to relate to, and they're gonna like the characters, because to me it's all about character," King explained. "If you like the characters, you care and the scares genuinely work."

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King enjoyed this It so much he even watched it a second time. "I went back and saw it a second time and felt I was seeing things the second time through I'd missed the first time."

Based on Stephen King’s classic novel of the same name, It stars Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chosen Jacobs, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, Owen Teague and Logan Thompson. The film floats its way into theaters on Sept. 8.

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