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Did the movie 'It' premiere at the perfect time in today's zeitgeist?
The recent Andy Muschetti film ‘It’ (adapted from the titular Stephen King novel) has been a monstrous success (pardon the pun). Is it the 1980s setting and vibe that connects with adults and kids today? Is it the links it shares with thematic elements of the wildly successful Stranger Things (a show gleefully inspired by Stephen King)? What has made this horror film such a hit?