i first read the book when i was 12 or something. i think i skipped a lot of the last few hundred pages once they killed it and had that gangbang. would skip again. i remember being bored by the fact there were a series of endings rather than just, y’know, an ending. plus the last ending was standard king: they kill the hellbeast and the small town in maine explodes.
@1101010 yeah spot on. plus the only really scary parts of the miniseries were the kid bits, 'cos tbf they are kids so they’re more vulnerable, it’s a PG13 miniseries tbh, tim curry goes about as far as you could on TV in 1990. the kids in the book have a much more frightening time of it if memory serves (that fucking porch leper!) whereas in both miniseries and the book once the adults come into it the whole thing just stops being particularly interesting.
and IT turning out to be a giant spider in both book and miniseries is so fucking lame.
but the grown up bits and the spider are both totally wank and integral to the story, so how will poindexter direct his way out of that i wonder.