Stephen King's "It" opens with record-crushing

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It is a wonderful blend of Stranger Things and Stand By Me then mixed with classic Stephen King horror elements that creates an effective film on several fronts.

It opened with Thursday night previews on September 7, and it's already shattering box office records, earning the most money on Thursday night of any R-rated film ever made.

And now, some analysts are even calling it more heavier and bigger, than it was initially predicted to be.

And that's not to mention the awful Pennywise the Dancing Clown, an incarnation of the monster - real or imagined? - that lurks under the beds and in the closets of so many little kids. In 1990, Tim Curry starred in the title role for a two-episode TV miniseries.

There were some doubts as to whether Swedish heart-throb Bill Skarsgard (the younger brother of True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard) could deliver a more bone-chilling portrayal than his predecessor, but it should be noted that his take on Pennywise is so terrifying that he frightened the young cast on set. This is only the first half of the story, a sequel, which takes place 27 years into the future when the children have grown up and have to return to Derry, is expected to be announced in the near future and we're dying to see it. It's just that, in addition to the normal scary stuff - bullies, crushes, buying tampons for the first time - there is also a supernatural force making the children in their town of Derry, Maine, disappear without a trace. It has a lovable cast and one of the best horror villains and they all give incredible performances.

"Hang tough, New Kid", she tells him after meeting him, referencing a popular song by the group. I wished them well. Lillis delivers an fantastic performance, and I foresee her name becoming well known as her career continues. It actually ties directly into Pennywise's - into It's - gruesome backstory, which itself is a major plot point of both the movie and the book it's based on. "And I think that's what I wanted and that's where I want to go for the second one, to delve into the psychological and metaphysical spaces of this transdimensional being". "We'll do a final exam and I will say everything there is to say that I know about monsters and fear and how childhood is the ideal growth medium for terrifying things - everything from Hansel and Gretel to the Werewolf of London - and I'll put it all in one book and that will be it, that will be done and I can move on and do whatever other things that I've got to do", King said by phone from his home in Maine. A sequel is in the works, according to Variety, and will focus on the surviving kids as adults.