The Best Horror Movies

In this book, Steve Hutchison presents 205 of the best horror movies ever made. Each article contains a rating, a synopsis, and a review. The films are ranked according to the sum of eight ratings. How many have you seen?

It: Chapter Two

Twenty-seven years after defeating a supernatural being, six friends are reunited to kill it once and for all.

 

United States
Canada
2019
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Animals: 
Bat
Dog
Insects: 
Imaginary
Relative: 
Father
Trickster: 
Impostor
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Dimensional: 
Reflection
Fluids: 
Blood
Giant: 
Colossus
Golem
Clown: 
Buffoon
Object: 
Food
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Telekinetic
Statues: 
Sculpture
Wizards: 
Transmuter
8
Smile!
8
6
8
8
4
4
4
Performances
Pace
Effects
This is the kind of film non-horror movie fans think we watch all the time. If only they knew! A phenomenon like It: Chapter 2 happens once every year, at best, and is just as good as Part 1 was. The casting is brilliant. It takes a while to figure out who’s who, between the cast of Part 1 and their adult counterpart, but it eventually sinks in. I ended up connecting with everyone in this.
There are several flashbacks, so the original cast reprise their roles. Pennywise returns, too, of course, to fuck with everyone’s mind and kill a few. There are genuinely creepy moments that will make you swallow your tongue. The creature design is unbelievable. This is a horror fan’s wet dream come true. I was one with this movie and never wanted it to end.
This story constantly came full circle. When we think of what a quintessential horror movie is, this is the one that comes to mind. The special effects are out of this world. There are jump scares at every turn. There’s a bit of every horror trope in this, but with a special touch that makes them unique. Legendary casting! Amazing cinematography! What a great flick!
Alternate Titles: 
It Chapter Two
It 2
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