The first chapter of IT, which will be showing once again in cinemas on 20 August, quickly managed to become one of the most financially successful horror movies ever. The fame of Stephen King’s novel was not the only reason for its box-office triumph since the film, directed by Andrés Muschietti, was truly able to convince everyone, starting from the spectators who really supported this new film-adaptation of the book, which had already had its first visual experience on the television some years earlier with the talented Tim Curry in the role of the infamous Pennywise. The creative team behind this project aimed at a large audience, from those who were able to devour King’s hefty book, to those who, for the first time, wanted to experiment a story which, besides the terrorizing aspect, also provided a precise picture of America in those days. Cinema very often finds it hard to summarize the entire bulk of information contained in a single book, especially one with over 1,300 pages. And yet, the authors practically managed to balance everything, obviously aiming at the emotional aspect of the story and putting the audience constantly on the edge of their seats. Nevertheless, the film offers the audience that curiosity which is never elicited prior to seeing it. You find yourself asking who the seven characters in the so-called Losers’ Club really are; the reason behind this sad definition; what their fears as well as their dreams are; and, last but not least, where Pennywise – that strange creature which, every 27 years, reawakens to feed on human beings, especially children – actually comes from. All legitimate questions that a film is able explain but not as deeply as a book. However, cinemas will soon be featuring the second chapter of IT in which the hands of time are wound forward to when the youngsters are all grown up. The protagonists have not seen each other since the events of their childhood. Life has gone on, they have all taken different roads but, sooner or later, that influx of memories and horror will lead them all to re-unite in a final confrontation with Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgård.