Actually that and The Stand and pet Sematary is now why I am such a fan of Stephen King. They both got me into reading SK and it is awesome that they did. However, the original is cheesy and not scarey in the slightest. It never really scared me at all. I only liked it because of the story it was trying to tell. Watching it now is like watching a long episode of the Goosebumps series. New actors can replace old ones. Sure it might not be the same, but it is a new interpretation. And that's what IT needs. Kids today need to be scared of Pennywise. And they're not. They are so desensitized by movies and television and games that the original is nothing to them. I saw it first hand. Remake IT the way it should be and kids will be scared to even think about looking in a storm drain again.