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(L-R) Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier, Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon, Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom in New Line Cinema’s horror thriller “IT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

The R-rated Version We’ve All Been Waiting For

I’ll be the first to admit, when I watched the mini-series as a young gal, it scared the shit out of me.

However, watching it as an adult, it does not stand the test of time. The mini-series wasn’t given the creative control it deserves, and being on network television, they could only show so much.

With director Andy Muschietti’s vision, he was able to bring the horrific nature of the book to the big screen. It’s a hard R and it doesn’t shy away from the more gruesome aspects of the novel, which I applaud the studio for allowing. We’ve all been waiting for this version and now, we finally have it.