The terror, which would not end for another 28 years if it ever did end began, as far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain. Peering into a storm drain George Denbrough gives us our first glimpse of Pennywise the Dancing Clown who terrorizes the small town of Derry, Maine. In this town, the adults are indifferent to the strange disappearances going on. Seven children known as the Losers Club face off against IT and send it back into slumber for another twenty-eight years. As adults, they reunite one last time to defeat the creature and his deadlights. Stephen Kings novel is a coming of age story hidden inside the guise of a horror novel and I highly recommend it.
It began -- and ended -- in 1958 when seven children searched in the drains beneath Derry for an evil creature, but in 1985, Mike, once one of those children, makes six phone calls and disinters an unremembered promise that sets off the ultimate terror.