When you are alone as a kid, the monsters see you as weaker. — IT Extended Trailer (2017)
As August opens, I find there is only one movie that I am looking forward to. In my house, there are usually two types of movies that I watch: the Happy Go-Lucky children’s movies with my daughter and darker films by myself or with my husband.
When I was growing up, there was one story that affected my writing, but that was not the only influences that it had. The story changed a generation, instilling Coulrophobia upon masses. My sibling was affected by this. Of course, I’m talking about IT.
When the newest film adaptation of IT was announced, I was abuzz with excitement. IT was one of the novels that I fell in love with. Stephen King is one of the authors that inspired me. Shortly before I moved out from my mother’s house, I bought the mini series on VHS.
Bill Skarsgard takes on the role of Pennywise the Clown in this incarnation of IT. While I adored the miniseries and loved Tim Curry’s portrayal, I believe that this Victorian-like version is closer to what I envisioned upon reading the novel. Skarsgard has previously starred in Hemlock Grove.
Skarsgard revealed that his Pennywise is so scary that the children on set were reduced to tears. Some of the children were so terrified that they started to cry in the middle of the take.
IT will be a two part movie. The first part will be following the Losers’ Club when they are children. The second part will focus on their adult selves. However, a second movie is not guaranteed.
IT is set to appear in theaters on September 8th, 2017. It will be rated R.