Carrie White, a teenager from Chamberlain, Maine, who has been abused at home for years by her unstable Christian fundamentalist mother. Is a shy high-school girl, who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her.
In October 1957, the town of Derry, Maine has been flooded by autumn storms, awakening an evil entity, known only as “It”, a shape-shifting monster that targets children, and lives in the sewers. As the storm abates, six-year old George “Georgie” Denbrough chases a paper boat, made with the help of his brother William (also known as Big Bill, Stuttering Bill, or simply Bill), along a gutter current until the boat is swept into a storm drain. Georgie attempts to retrieve the boat and encounters Pennywise, a seemingly friendly clown standing in the sewer. The clown entices George with sensations of a circus carried into the sewer by the floods, and offers to return the lost boat. When George attempts to retrieve the boat, Pennywise rips his arm off and murders him. When the neighbors hear George’s scream, they run outside to see what the matter is, but only George’s one-armed corpse and no sign of Pennywise.