Moments in the 1990 It movie that are scarier than the remake
There are a lot of reasons why Stephen King's It was ripe for revival onscreen in 2017. It'd been 27 years since the last adaptation, which is a fateful number in the story; clowns are always scary; and, well, the 1990 TV miniseries simply couldn't capture the most terrifying elements of King's bestseller under network restrictions and a small-screen budget.
The outdated special effects in particular have rendered certain portions of the original It film laughable, rather than frightening. Even so, there are certain scenes in the 1990 miniseries that still hold up—and are even scarier than the new big-screen It.