It: Chapter Two (2019)

Join us as we discuss one of the biggest films of 2019, horror or otherwise, It: Chapter Two. Does it live up to the expectations?

Tags: Supernatural, Stephen King, Creepy Clown

Show Notes:

It: Chapter Two (2019)

  • Directed by Andy Muschietti

  • Written by Gary Douberman 

  • Based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King

  • Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgard

  • Synopsis: Twenty-seven years after the events of the first film, the members of The Losers’ Club return to the town of Derry as adults to fight against Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

  • More Info: Stephen King’s novel It was released in 1986, and went on to become a National Best Seller. Four years after its publication, It was released in the form of a miniseries starring Tim Curry as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Nearly 30 years later King’s source material got a second shot at the screen with Andy Muschietti’s It (2017). The 2017 film was a giant success at the box office, smashing records and reiterating the message to studios that big budget horror can pack the seats. Since then, the horror community has been anxiously awaiting the sequel starring the same child actors reprising their roles in The Losers’ Club alongside some big name actors starring as the adult versions of The Losers’ Club. Buzz started to build for the film once Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader signed onto the project for the roles of Bev and Richie, respectively. As more actors signed on, it became evident that the casting agent knew what they were doing. Promotional materials for the film showed the adult actors’ faces merged into the faces of the child actors and the resemblance ranged from pretty close to nearly uncanny. 

  • Our Discussion: In this episode, we discuss some additional background info, as well as our thoughts on the film. We hit some of the common talking points mentioned in criticisms of this film: its length, its use (or possibly overuse of CGI), and the allegedly overstuffed plot.