Stephen King’s IT: First reactions from critics

The first critics’ reactions are in for the long-awaited movie reboot of Stephen King’s IT, and they’re terrifyingly terrific. The film’s embargo has just lifted and reactions have been flooding in on Twitter, with the majority of those being generally very positive.

Fans of the original will be pleased to hear that Bill Skarsgard’s performance as Pennywise the clown is being highly praised. While critics also suggest that the film is as “scary as the trailers” and a “faithful adaptation of King’s novel”. However, not everyone agreed. See the reactions below:

IT is expected to become September’s biggest ever domestic opening. The film opens on September 8th.