Daily Grindhouse’s Mike Vanderbilt sits back and enjoys the “It” success

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IT is a hit. The Stephen King adaption had the biggest opening of all time for a horror film with a take of $123.1 million. IT really is a wonderful film that plays like the best NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET film since NEW NIGHTMARE and provides a deft blend of scares, comedy, and heart.

A phenomenon like IT is a rare and welcome thing. The last time I remember audiences flocking to a film in droves was the original GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. I was tending bar and taking tables that weekend and every other guest that came into the restaurant was coming from or going to James Gunn’s fun bit of Lucasploitation…

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