Stephen King has revealed to Bloody Disgusting that the movie adaptation of his best-selling book IT surpassed his expectations.
In what is arguably the most eagerly anticipated film of the year (sorry Star Wars fans), the famed horror writer told the online publication, "I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It's something that's different, and at the same time, it's something that audiences are gonna relate to. They're gonna like the characters.
"To me, it's all about character. If you like the characters... if you care... the scares generally work."
So far the movie has only been seen by a select group of fans, who described it (we won't do that again, we promise) as both terrifying and humorous, but it will be King's seal of approval that will add more buzz to the film.
Published in 1986, King's novel about a killer clown returning to the same town every 27 years was America's best-selling book for some time and only added to King's reputation as one of America's finest horror writers.
Initially adapted as a miniseries, it has taken many years to get one of King's most popular novels onto the silver screen, with creative differences with directors proving the most common stumbling block.
What are your thoughts on King's popular horror story? Do you think a film can do it justice? Or will it tank like the 2017's other Stephen King adaptation, The Dark Tower?
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