Stephen King himself wrote the screenplay for the three stories that make up this horror anthology. James Woods stars as a smoker who undergoes a horrifying program to kick the habit in “Quitters, Inc.”; Robert Hays plays a gambler involved with the ex-wife of a jealous crime boss in “The Ledge” and a ten-year-old Drew Barrymore is the focus of “General” where she must battle nighttime trolls. The movie’s title is derived from the fact that these three unrelated stories are threaded together by a roaming feline.

IT (1990)

stephen king's cat's eye, salem's lot and it arrive on blu-ray september 20
The adult cast of the 1990 miniseries, IT: L-R (top row) John Ritter, Richard Masur, Harry Anderson, Tim Curry and Dennis Christopher; L-R (bottom row) Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole and Richard Thomas.

Little more than ten years after Salem’s Lot, a second miniseries of a Stephen King novel came to the small screen with the adaptation of King’s 1986 massive (more than 1,000 pages) best-selling novel, IT. The story revolves around seven small-town children haunted by their own fears that manifest themselves via a sadistic and murderous clown named Pennywise (Tim Curry in one of his most iconic roles), who resurfaces 30 years later bringing the now-adult group back to their hometown to do battle again. The stellar cast is a who’s who of television stars from the ‘70s and ‘80s, including Harry Anderson (Night Court), John Ritter (Three’s Company), Tim Reid (WKRP in Cincinnati), Richard Thomas (The Waltons), as well as screen vets Richard Masur, Annette O’Toole and Dennis Christopher. And in case you missed the news, there will be a theatrical release of IT coming next year. 

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