The blockbuster features a sobbing little boy having his arm ripped off by a monstrous clown.
It features children being terrified, tortured and killed and yet the most attention has focussed on the notorious sex scene from the original novel.
In the 1986 book, Beverly is just 14 but has sex with all the other, even younger, members of the Losers Club.
The scene was cut from the new movie but Stephen King has spoken out to defend and explain the contoversial moment and says people are "more sensitive now" about such issues.Related articles
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King told the Vulture: "It’s fascinating to me that there has been so much comment about that single sex scene and so little about the multiple child murders. That must mean something, but I’m not sure what.”