No, the movie It is not based on a true story. It is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.
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The history of ‘It’
The history of It is a long and complicated one that began with the release of the first book in Stephen King’s horror series in 1986. The book was instantly popular, and a film adaptation was released in 1990. However, the film was not well-received by critics or audiences, and it was a box office bomb. It wasn’t until 2017 that another adaptation was released, this time to critical and commercial success.
So, what is the difference between the two films? For one, the 2017 version is much more faithful to the source material. It also features a significantly higher budget and better production values. But perhaps most importantly, it captures the tone of the original novel much better than the 1990 film did.
So, while the 2017 film may not be based on a true story, it is certainly more faithful to Stephen King’s vision than the first adaptation was.
The book vs the movie
Many people are unaware that the famous Stephen King book, “It”, is actually based on a true story. According to King, the book is only about 30% fictional. The other 70% is based on real life events that happened in his hometown of Bangor, Maine.
In the book, the Losers’ Club is a group of seven kids who are terrorized by an evil clown called Pennywise. They eventually defeat him by using their imaginations. In real life, there was a group of kids who were terrorized by a man in a clown suit. They eventually defeated him by using their imaginations.
While the book and movie are both fictional stories, they are both based on real life events.
The true story behind ‘It’
Although the events in the book are fictional, they are based on terrifying real-life occurrences. In 1950, a seven-year-old boy named Georgie Denbrough vanished without a trace in Maine. His body was never found, and his case remains unsolved to this day.
Many other children in the area went missing around the same time, leading locals to believe that a serial killer was on the loose. One of the most well-known cases was that of Betty Ripsom, an 11-year-old girl who disappeared while walking home from a friend’s house in 1953. Her body was found two months later in a drainage ditch, and she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.
While these cases were never officially linked, they did share some eerie similarities. All of the victims were young children who vanished without a trace in broad daylight. In each case, the bodies were found many miles away from where they were last seen alive. And in each case, the bodies had been sexually assaulted before being murdered.
The events in ‘It’ are very similar to these real-life cases, which is what makes the story so chilling. It’s hard to believe that something so heinous could happen in real life, but sadly, it did.
The making of ‘It’
‘It’ is a novel by Stephen King published in 1986. The story follows the lives of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil being that exploits the fears and phobias of its victims. The novel was adapted into a miniseries in 1990, and then into a feature film in 2017.
Many people have wondered if ‘It’ is based on a true story. While the novel is fiction, it is inspired by real life events. Stephen King was living in Maine at the time he wrote ‘It’. He has said that his experience living near an old mill town, and hearing stories about a clown that lived there, helped to inspire the book.
While ‘It’ is not a true story, it certainly has its roots in reality. If you’re a fan of the book or the films, you may want to learn more about the real life events that inspired them.
The cast of ‘It’
No, the events that take place in the movie are not based on any real-life events. However, the characters in the movie are based on Stephen King’s own personal experiences with bullying and his fear of clowns.
The director of ‘It’
Andres Muschietti, the director of the new movie ‘It,’ says his movie is not based on a true story. Muschietti’s ‘It’ is based on the novel by Stephen King. The book is set in the town of Derry, Maine, in the 1950s. King has said that he was inspired to write the book after reading about a clown who assassinate John F. Kennedy.
The release of ‘It’
The release of ‘It’ in September has many people wondering if the movie is based on a true story. The answer is no, it is not based on a true story. However, the book it is based on, written by Stephen King, was inspired by real-life events that took place in his hometown of Bangor, Maine.
The success of ‘It’
It, a movie based on the eponymous Stephen King book, was a spectacular success when it was released in 2017. The movie grossed $700 million at the worldwide box office, making it the highest-grossing horror movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation).
It tells the story of a group of seven kids in Derry, Maine who are terrorized by an evil clown named Pennywise. The kids, who call themselves “The Losers Club,” eventually defeat Pennywise but not before two of them are killed.
While It is not based on a true story, Stephen King has said that he was inspired to write the book after reading about a series of murders that took place in Bangor, Maine in the early 1980s.
The criticism of ‘It’
It, a movie based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, was released in September 2017 to critical acclaim. The movie, set in the 1980s, tells the story of a group of seven children who are terrorized by an evil clown named Pennywise. The children, who call themselves “The Losers’ Club”, must face their fears and work together to defeat Pennywise.
However, some viewers were not pleased with the movie’s depiction of Pennywise and felt that it was too scary for children. In an article for The Guardian, Jiminy Glick (a fictional character played by Martin Short) said that he found It “the most terrifying film [he had] ever seen in [his] life.” He went on to say that he would not be able to sleep for weeks after seeing the movie. Jiminy’s criticism was echoed by other reviewers, who said that It was “too scary for kids” and “not appropriate for younger viewers”.
The legacy of ‘It’
It may be hard to believe, but the classic horror movie It was released over 27 years ago. The movie, which starred Tim Curry as the evil clown Pennywise, was based on a novel by Stephen King. It was a huge success, and many people consider it to be one of the best horror movies ever made.
But is the movie actually based on a true story? While it is true that Stephen King was inspired by a real-life clown named John Wayne Gacy, who was convicted of murdering 33 people in the 1970s, the majority of the story is fictional.
So while you may not want to wander into any storm drains anytime soon, you can rest assured knowing that Pennywise is not real.