Directed by Andy Muschietti
For centuries the town of Derry in Maine has been plagued by numerous unsolved child murders and mysterious vanishings all secretly linked to an ancient seemingly mystical and invulnerable psychic deity known by many names and different forms, but mainly as Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Bill Skarsgård), who every twenty seven years awakens to prey on the townspeople...notably their children. When seven year old George Denbrough (Jackson Robert Scott) becomes its latest victim. Bereaved and vengeful older brother Bill Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher) and his friends band together to seek out and find a way to kill It once and for all.
- Stephen Bogaert [Alvin Marsh* his fate was confirmed in 2019 sequel It: Chapter Two (2019)]
- Stuart Hughes [Officer Bowers]
- Nicholas Hamilton [Henry Bowers* his fate was confirmed in 2019 sequel It: Chapter Two (2019)]
- Carter Musselman [Headless Boy]
- Jackson Robert Scott [Georgie Denbrough]
- Owen Teague [Patrick Hockstetter]
- Logan Thompson [Victor Criss]
- Jake Sim [Belch Huggins]
- Katie Lunman [Betty Ripsom]
- Bill Skarsgård did research into the "psycho universe" to find his own way to perform Pennywise. He got inspiration from The Shining (1980). Skarsgård had admitted that he was so into his performance as Pennywise that he would have constant nightmares during and after production.
- Grossed the largest box office record for any Horror film with $117.1 million dollar opening weekend
- Director Andy Muschietti kept Bill Skarsgård separate from the child actors up until they had to shoot scenes together. On the day of their first scenes together, the production staff warned the kids about how scary Skarsgård could be while in character. The kids brushed this off, claiming that they knew he was just an actor in a costume and that they were professionals and would be fine. However, when the time came for Skarsgård to be Pennywise for the scene, the kids were genuinely terrified.