Trivia: Tim Curry admitted that while he enjoyed working on the film, he was ultimately disappointed by the finished product, mainly due to the ending. He felt the final creature (a massive spider) was poorly executed and a massive let-down, and lacked any sense of fear or suspense.

Trivia: When the adults walk into the library, you'll see some of Bill's books on display (Bill is described as the Stephen King character), and all of Bill's books (Whether it's the name, topic, or cover picture) are based in some way on Stephen King's books. For instance - The Glowing/The Shining.

Trivia: At the library IT writes something on the type-writer, a verse which Bill tells the others his mother gave him as a kid to help with his stuttering. The verse goes "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts." In the book, young Bill used this verse to defeat IT in the Chüd ritual.

Trivia: On the audio commentary on the DVD the actors note that they were afraid of Tim Curry during filming and avoided him. This, they note, ended up being a great help for their acting.

Trivia: Henry Bowers shares his name with Robert Scott's companion during the race to the South Pole.

Trivia: Jarred Blancard, who played young Henry Bowers, was very much the polar opposite of his savage character. For example, he absolutely hated having to call his co-star Marlon Taylor the "n-word," and was very uncomfortable saying it. He would frequently and profusely apologize to Taylor before and after every take when he had to say.


Trivia: The children call themselves the Lucky Seven. Seven is known in fairy tales to be a lucky number.

Trivia: In the scene where IT appears as Belch to convince Henry Bowers to escape from the asylum, Henry says "they have Koontz watching the door, Koontz is the worst, I hate him". One of Stephen King's rival authors is Dean Koontz.


Trivia: Director and co-writer Tommy Lee Wallace reportedly hadn't read the book when he made the mini-series. He based his writing and direction around the pre-existing work of Lawrence Cohen, who had written earlier drafts of the series. Wallace felt that the film should stand on its own, and thus he didn't feel the need to read the book at the time. He has since read the book and admitted he felt the mini-series fell a little short as an adaptation.


Trivia: The mini-series was originally going to be directed by "Night of the Living Dead" director George A. Romero, who intended for it to be ten hours long. Romero had to bow out, and the mini-series was substantially edited down to a more palatable and cheaper four hours. (With commercials).


Trivia: Co-star John Ritter was a huge Stephen King fan, and was reportedly a little miffed that the "turtle" from the original novel was not referenced in the movie.


Trivia: If you look closely, there are some odd and off-kilter pieces of furniture and decoration in adult Stan's home. This was done on purpose, to subtly imply something was "off" about him since his encounter with "it."


Trivia: Seth Green is terrorized by a werewolf in the film. He would later go on to play a werewolf in the cult-favorite series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."


Trivia: The film debuted in 1990. Actor Bill Skarsgard, who would later go on to portray Pennywise the clown in the 2017 reboot, was born the same year.


Continuity mistake: When they are in the library after they found out Stan committed suicide, it shows Beverly stand up but when it cuts back to her she is sitting down and stands up.

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Pennywise: I'm every nightmare you've ever had. I'm your worst dream come true. I'm everything you ever were afraid of.

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Question: What is the deal with everyone saying "beep beep" to Ritchie every time he tells a joke?


Chosen answer: It's their way of telling Richie to be quiet. To get him to stop talking.

Answer: In the book it is explained that they are telling Richie to shut up.

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