7 key differences between the ‘IT’ movie and Stephen King’s novel


Warning: Contains spoilers for Stephen King's novel, and potential spoilers for IT: Chapter Two.

As far as film adaptations go, the IT movie is pretty faithful to Stephen King's 1986 novel.

There are some deviations, though. A few characters have been tweaked slightly, and the storylines of others have been altered.

From the fate of Henry Bowers to Its nightmarish true form, here are some of the biggest differences between Andy Muschietti's movie and King's book...

1. Patrick Hocksetter's character

This guy is even less pleasant in the book.

This guy is even less pleasant in the book.

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