PlotThe film opens in 1988 with William "Bill" Denbrough and his six year old brother Georgie making a sailboat out of a sheet of paper from Bill's notebook. Georgie takes the boat out onto the flooded street and sails it down the gutter. Georgie accidently hits his head on a street barge, causing him to fall and allowing the boat to sail away into a storm drain. As Georgie is peering into the drain, he is met by a clown who introduces himself as "Pennywise the Dancing Clown". Pennywise claims that the storm blew him into the sewers and invites Georgie to take a balloon and smell the circus. Georgie attempts to leave, but is offered his boat by Pennywise who entices him to reach into the storm drain. Georgie reaches in and Pennywise transforms, his eyes turning yellow and large fangs growing from his mouth. Pennywise seizes Georgie's left arm and bites into it, tearing it off. Georgie breaks free and pulls away from the storm drain with his arm now missing. Bleeding heavily, Georgie cries ...
The film opens in 1988 with William "Bill" Denbrough and his six year old brother Georgie making a sailboat out of a sheet of paper from Bill's notebook. Georgie takes the boat out onto the flooded street and sails it down the gutter. Georgie accidently hits his head on a street barge, causing him to fall and allowing the boat to sail away into a storm drain. As Georgie is peering into the drain, he is met by a clown who introduces himself as "Pennywise the Dancing Clown". Pennywise claims that the storm blew him into the sewers and invites Georgie to take a balloon and smell the circus. Georgie attempts to leave, but is offered his boat by Pennywise who entices him to reach into the storm drain. Georgie reaches in and Pennywise transforms, his eyes turning yellow and large fangs growing from his mouth. Pennywise seizes Georgie's left arm and bites into it, tearing it off. Georgie breaks free and pulls away from the storm drain with his arm now missing. Bleeding heavily, Georgie cries out for his brother, but Pennywise grabs him again and drags him into the sewers.
Six months later sheep farmer Leroy Hanlon and his homeschooled grandson Mike argue over slaughtering a lamb. Meanwhile, on the last day of term at Derry Elementary School, Bill and his friends Richie Tozier, a loudmouth and self-proclaimed voice impersonator, Eddie Kaspbrak a severe hypochondriac and Stanley Uris, a pessimistic Jewish boy pass psychopathic bully Henry Bowers and his gang of friends in the school hallway. Henry makes threats to the boys and mocks them. At the same time Beverly Marsh, a young girl abused by her father and bullied mercilessly by a popular girl named Greta Bowie smokes a cigarette in a girls' bathroom stall. Greta and her friends call Beverly a whore and make fun of her. After they leave, Beverly runs into a kind but overweight boy named Ben "Haystack" Hanscom who has a crush on her and they discuss the ensuing holidays.
Mike investigates the outside of a gutted building known as the "Black Spot" which burned to the ground years before trapping and killing many people including Mike's parents, when suddenly Pennywise manifests out of nowhere. Pennywise causes flames and smoke to erupt from the building and hands suddenly appear trying to drag Mike in. Pennywise laughs before the smoke engulfs him. At that moment Henry Bowers and his group speed down the alley in Henry's car nearly hitting Mike. It is revealed that Henry, who is Mike's neighbor has been terrorizing Mike and his grandfather due to their ethnicity. Bill, still haunted by Georgie's disappearance and the resulting neglect from his parents due to their grief, discovers that his brothers body may have ended up in a marshy wasteland connected by the sewers, known as the Barrens. Ben heads to the library, finding a book on the history of Derry and discovers that for hundreds of years the town has been plagued by mysterious unexplained tragedies and child disappearances. Ben sees a red balloon drift over to a open door. Heading down further into the library, he is snared and chased by a headless boy who eventually transforms into Pennywise. Meanwhile Stanley is preparing for his bar mitzvah at his father's synagogue. He goes into an office to study, where a painting comes to life terrifying him.
After fleeing from the library, Ben runs into Henry who grabs him and carves the letter 'H' into his stomach. Ben narrowly escapes to the Barrens. Bill, Richie, Eddie and Stanley discover the sneaker of a missing girl named Betty Ripsom whilst searching for Georgie. As Henry and his gang scour the Barrens for Ben, Patrick, one of Henry's friends wanders off and is killed in a storm drain by Pennywise who appears as a group of dead children. Ben stumbles across Bill and the other boys, who take Ben to the local pharmacy, and are met by Beverley. Disturbed by her father's suggestive nature towards her, Beverly cuts her hair short and decides to join the boys as they jump off a cliff and swim in a quarry. Later, Eddie is attacked an chased by a Leper at the Well House on 28 Neibolt Street who eventually transforms into Pennywise. Beverly hears the voices of several missing children, including Patrick, coming from her bathroom sink. A clog of her cut hair ties her to the sink as blood erupts in her face. Bill follows a shadow to the basement, finding Georgie's ghost, who pleads with Bill to join him, saying that Bill will float. Pennywise emerges from the ground beside Georgie, charging at Bill, who runs up the stairs and slams the door shut. The group, who now refer to themselves as "The Losers Club" each come to realize that they are being terrorized by a monster who appears to them as a clown and discover another child named Eddie Corcoran has gone missing. The group saves Mike from Henry Bowers' gang by initiating a rock fight and scaring the bullies away.
In Bill's garage, the group investigates slides of maps of Derry, discovering that the house on Neibolt Street connects the sewers and is where "It" resides. The slides then switch to photo's of Bill and his family on vacation, with Pennywise manifesting as Mrs. Denboough. Pennywise jumps out of the projector screen and Ben opens Bill's garage, making him vanish. At the Bowers' house, a balloon and gift provides Henry with a switchblade knife. Inside his house, Pennywise, a teacher and several of the missing children, convince him to kill his father and the Losers Club. He complies by slicing his father's throat.
The Losers Club go to the house on Neibolt Street where Bill, Richie and Eddie enter as the others keep watch. Pennywise divides the three by chasing Eddie in Leper form who faints and falls through the ceiling onto a dining table below. Richie enters a room with numerous clown dolls and is attacked by Pennywise. As Eddie wakes up, the refrigerator opens revealing Pennywise who charges towards Eddie, breaking his arm and prepares to eat him. Richie and Bill are presented with three doors which are labeled 'Not Scary At All', 'Scary', and 'Very Scary'. Opening 'Not Scary' reveals Betty Ripsom hanging by jump ropes tied around her arms, calling for help. The group realize that fear keeps "It" alive and exit to the kitchen where they are met by the others. Beverly spears Pennywise through the head with a fence post, saving Eddie. Pennywise retreats to the well in the basement of the house. Eddie's mother arrives and is horrified, taking him away. Beverly suggests that the group should hunt Pennywise and kill It before it murders more children.
That night, Beverly is almost raped by her father who discovers a love haiku previously left by Ben. She renders him unconscious in the bathroom before being abducted by Pennywise. Eddie escapes his mother and rejoins the others. They retreat back to the Well House as Henry, looking on follows them. Stanley is taken by Pennywise and is devoured the form of the haunted painting. The others catch up and ward off Pennywise, saving Stan. Beverley awakens in a travelling circus area with Pennywise, surrounded by floating bodies of the missing children. She is seized by Pennywise, claiming she is not afraid of him. His face opens up, showing the Deadlights, which pale her eyes, causing her to levitate, rendering her catatonic. The others come as Bill chases Georgie into It's lair where they come across Beverley and the dead children. Ben kisses Beverly which brings her back from the catatonic state.. Afterwards, Bill finally accepts Georgie's death, using Mike's bolt gun to fire a shot at an armless Georgie. Georgie's body then transforms into Pennywise. Pennywise tries to bargain with the group, saying that he will spare them if they hand over Bill however the Losers attack Pennywise, causing It to shape shift into the fears previously encountered: the Leper, Judith, Mike's burned parents, the headless boy and Beverly's father. Bill fires an imaginary bolt bullet at Pennywise, causing It severe damage as Bill exclaims they are no longer afraid of It. Pennywise begins to disintegrate as he disappears into a deep well. The floating children float back into the ground and Bill and the others discover Georgie's yellow slicker. The group emerges from the house to a field. Beverley explains that when she was sucked into the deadlights, she had a premomition of them returning in 27 years as adults to face It once more. The group decides that if It ever does return then they will come back to Derry to kill it once and for all. To seal their promise, Beverly cuts each of their palms to initiate a blood oath. The Losers hold hands and each swears that they will return. Before departing one by one, Bill kisses Beverley. Before the end credits, a title card appears reading "It: Chapter One" and Pennywise's manic laughter is heard in the back ground.
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