freak yourself out with the new trailer for stephen king’s it

The big screen adaptation of the infamous horror novel looks set to deliver on jumps.

by Ryan White
28 July 2017, 10:56am

A brand new trailer for upcoming horror blockbuster IT has the internet all afright. For those unfamiliar with the Stephen King novel, and subsequent 90s TV miniseries, IT follows a group of young kids (nicknamed The Loser Club) in Derry, Maine, who find themselves terrorised by a shapeshifting, trans-dimensional evil spirit who takes the form of a clown, named Pennywise. Though mere clown-horror this is not. Playing with far deeper themes, the story sees the kids face their own existential demons; namely a loss of innocence and an awareness of their own mortality. One could imagine how a shapeshifting, trans-dimensional evil spirit who takes the form of a clown could elicit some kind of crisis tbf. I'm having one just watching the trailer.

While Bill Skarsgård may have big shoes to fill (not simply because he's playing a clown, but because Tim Curry's role as Pennywise in the 90s TV miniseries won serious critical acclaim), the host of up-and-coming young stars, which includes Netflix star Finn Wolfhard, look set to fill the outcast-kids-face-supernatural-evil shaped hole Stranger Things left in our lives. Watch the trailer below. 

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Text Ryan White

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