Tommy Lee Wallace
An evil, shape-shifting clown named Pennywise (Tim Curry, who does an excellent job) terrorizes rural Maine kids in this umpteenth version of a Stephen King novel shown originally in two parts on ABC. The first part with the kids is actually compelling and scary, though the second, with the adults returning "30 years later" to face their fears again, is weak by comparison. Warner Bros. initially released the R-rated video to single and double tapes. It was shot in Vancouver, Canada by the director of FRIGHT NIGHT 2 and HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH. More review coming soon.