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We’ve Seen Footage From Stephen King’s ‘It’!

IT SXSW Footage

Tonight attendees of the SXSW Conference and Festivals were treated to something special: an exclusive first look at the teaser trailer as well as one full scene from the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s It. As you can imagine, expectations were pretty high, but if the audience reactions were anything to go by, the footage met those expectations and then some.

Unfortunately, there was no footage of Skarsgård speaking as Pennywise, but what we did see proved to be quite terrifying. As expected, we were not permitted to record anything while the footage was being shown, so here is a description of the teaser trailer as I remember it. You’ll have to forgive the prose, as it’s late and I’m rushing to get this up before my next screening, but here goes:

The trailer opens with footage of Bill Denbrough making a paper boat for his little brother Georgie. We then move outside, where Georgie is chasing his boat in a rainstorm as it floats next to the curb. Suddenly, Georgie runs right into a street barrier, which knocks him down on the ground. He then watches as his boat sails into a gutter. He runs to the gutter and tries to see if he can see his boat. As he looks deep into the sewers, Pennywise abruptly appears before the screen cuts to black. 

Then we are shown the members of the Loser’s Club meeting each other and realizing that they’ve all been seeing the same entity, before one of them finally says “The Clown.” Once that happens, the teaser then moves into its centerpiece, which shows the members of the Loser’s Club looking at pictures on a carousel slide projector that suddenly acquires a life of its own and begins moving through the slides at an increasingly alarming speed. The pictures are of Georgie and his parents, and each slide zooms in on Georgie’s face before cutting to his mother, whose hair is covering her face. As the projector moves from slide to slide, the hair moves out of his mother’s face, and her face is revealed to be that of Pennywise himself. 

The trailer then blows through a flurry of shots, as most trailers are known to do. The most striking image from this succession of shots is the unforgettable moment when blood flows out of Beverly’s sink, only in Muschietti’s film it spews out like a geyser and blasts her in the face. There is also a sublime image of Pennywise approaching two of the children (he has them cornered against a wall), but the shot is framed in a way so that only his long, bony fingers fill the screen. The children are in the background, out of focus but clearly terrified. 

The teaser ends with Bill walking down into his flooded basement, where Georgie’s ghost taunts him by repeatedly screaming “We all float down here!” before Pennywise rises from the water and rushes at him, in a moment that had the entire audience screaming. It is at this moment that the screen cuts to black and the word “IT” appears on screen.

Cue applause.

Now, I am fully aware that this is just a teaser trailer. It was maybe 90 seconds of footage, but it was a damn impressive 90 seconds of footage. The movie could still turn out to be terrible, but based on what was shown in Austin tonight, that seems highly unlikely. Director Andrés Muschietti did warn us that not all of the special effects were complete yet, but there were no unfinished effects that I could see in the teaser. As far as teasers go, it’s one of the best that I’ve ever seen. Apologies for the hyperbole (I know how much you all hate that), but we here at Bloody Disgusting believe in supporting what we are passionate about. We do not mince words. I won’t apologize for being blown away. It is one of my favorite novels, and I think that this movie may actually get it right. Unfortunately, there is no word on when this teaser trailer will be released online, but I can’t wait for all of you to see it.

We were also treated to a short scene from the film, which takes place right before Ben Hanscom is attacked by Henry Bowers and his gang. The scene shows Bill, Richie, Eddie and Stan at the entrance to the sewers in the Barrens, as they debate on whether or not to go inside. Before they make a decision, they are interrupted by Ben, who abruptly shows up, beaten to a bloody pulp. There wasn’t much to see here, but it did give you a good idea of the chemistry that the children will have in the film.  Their banter feels natural and it flows well. Again, it wasn’t much but it was a solid two minutes of footage.

Directed by Andy Muschietti (Mama), the two-part film will see the first segment released on September 8th, 2017. It is still a ways away, but if this footage is anything to go by, we have nothing to worry about. I certainly can’t wait!

It also stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the Clown, Owen Teague (“Bloodline”), Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween ), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy ), Chosen Jacobs (Cops and Robbers) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant-Man).

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COMMENTS

144 Comments
  • jasonlives1986

    I don’t give a shit what anyone says. IT tv movie was amazing.

    Curry is gonna be hard to top and he had the filters of tv rating board.

    • Bla Blah

      is that your baby?

      • Munchie

        Yeah it’s my baby, what kind of a question is that?

      • Weresmurf

        The hell?

        • Bla Blah

          I cant ask a question? baby looks like hes been through some shit.

  • Andy

    They seriously need to plant their flag in the marketing game and get it over with. What are they thinking? At this point, I’m not sure that releasing the teaser now is somehow going to damage any chance of this film’s success (unless maybe they’re afraid it might encourage more of those copycat clown sightings, which could give the film a bad rap). As of now there are tons of fan accounts and really bad fan-made posters and trailers, and most people are sharing them as if they’re the real thing. The producers should at least create official social media, release an official one-sheet or teaser, and then give us radio silence until late summer, when they can start blitzing everybody with the real stuff. Seriously, there was already an Annabelle 2 teaser a year ahead of the release. I really appreciate you being kind enough to give us a detailed summary of the (awesome sounding) teaser. That slakes my curiosity enough to make me chill out and not refresh my internet searches every 3 seconds.

    • Weresmurf

      They have 8 months to go, they don’t wanna blow their wad early, give it 2 or so months, you’ll see it.

      • kanwill

        Actually, they got 6 months but it’s been confirmed/rumored that the official teaser comes out early April which is 5 months which that’s still good to release it around this time.

        • Weresmurf

          Yep, half a year out is a good timeframe to start advertising. Then 3 months out or so, you drop your full trailer, 2 months out your 2nd, 6 weeks out you do the big advertising push roughly etc etc.

    • What Weresmurf said. They don’t want to blow their load too early. Also, they are still in post-production, so it’s pretty understandable that they’re not focusing on marketing yet.

  • REC03

    JFC this sounds amazing. I really hope they release the teaser very soon. Its time to at least get some promo in.

  • Fourth Eye

    Where in the weeping dick is the damn Dark Tower trailer, ffs?! That movie comes out in four months, yet there hasn’t been so much as a teaser. And that leaked trailer months ago doesn’t count, since the mass majority has never even seen it. It really irks me that Columbia is seemingly sabotaging their own movie. It’s doomed to fail, because they’re not promoting the damn thing. Hell, Deadpool has a teaser and they haven’t even started production on that movie yet. Meanwhile, The Dark Tower wrapped months ago, and there hasn’t even been a poster for it, let alone a trailer.

    • Weresmurf

      Honestly, it sounds like The Dark Tower is being buried 🙁

      • olddarth

        Doubtful or Sony wouldn’t be footing the bill for pickups done a week or so ago.

      • Simon Allen

        Not Likely .

      • Derk73

        They moved it from a weak February slot to a prime summer slot and increased the budget so they could redo/improve some FX. That suggests to me that they think it has real promise.

    • Michael Josef Kappel

      The leaked trailer had so much missing, im assuming they are going all out with some amazing special effects/cgi. Or at least I hope.

      • Derk73

        That’s the reason for the delay. FX budget was too low originally and they turned out disappointing, so they upped the budget to redo many key shots.

    • olddarth

      It could drop this month in front of Sony’s SF/horror flick – Life.

    • thegunshow

      I read that the trailer is suppose to drop this month, but I’m with you, the lack of any promotion so far is not a good sign.

    • Derk73

      We’ve grown so accustomed to trailers over a year before the movie is released that when a movie does it the old-school way we assume the worst.
      Part of the reason for the delay is that they are redoing a lot of the effects, which were disappointing in the original cut.
      I’ve seen the leaked, rough trailer and it’s pretty awful. The movie doesn’t look bad, but the trailer is lazy and cliched as hell.

      • Fourth Eye

        Derk73 –
        “We’ve grown so accustomed to trailers over a year before the movie is released that when a movie does it the old-school way we assume the worst.”

        There’s a good reason for that. Trailers are a promotional method of creating hype and anticipation for a movie. The wider the time frame between the first trailer and the day of the movie’s release, the larger the hype and the more of an audience the trailers will have reached and built. Look at the movie Collide, which came out on the 24th of February. Every YouTube reviewer said the same thing when reviewing this movie. “I’d never even heard of Collide, until it was at my theater.” I myself had only seen one trailer for it before it came out, and I go see a LOT of movies. How did it do at the box office? Number 1? No. Top 5? No. That movie opened in 15th place! And that was a wide release too, over 2000 theaters. Not properly promoting a movie is box-office suicide. Collide was a terrible movie. Even if The Dark Tower turns out to be a bad movie, it at least deserves to be given a fighting chance.

  • Michael Josef Kappel

    I’m still not as hyped as everyone else seems to be, from the details of the original movie being made by Fukunaga to the first details of this version and actors picked gave me a sour taste. But I’ll hold out hope

    • Georgie’s Arm

      The more details come out from this version, the more it’s evident they kept a lot of the Fukunaga script. This confirms his scene of Georgie and Pennywise in the Denbrough basement is in. Why does the casting give a sour taste? They’re child actors, a bunch of which gave fantastic performances in St Vincent, Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Fantastic and Bloodline.

      • Weresmurf

        Indeed, the children are all superbly cast, I don’t know why anyone would have an issue.

        • We All Float Down Here

          Cause nowadays you HAVE TO find something to hate.

      • Michael Josef Kappel

        I’m only talking about the guy playing Pennywise, he’s a horrible actor.

        • Georgie’s Arm

          Reactions from test audiences say he nailed it, so I’m gonna wait and see what he does in the movie.

    • Derk73

      Fukunaga insisted that the child gangbang be included in the film, and wanted to add a bunch of graphic incest scenes to the girl’s storyline. The producers flat-out said no, so he left.
      Honestly, I’m GLAD he left the project. That gangbang was the most idiotic, wrong-headed thing I’ve ever read in a King novel – I blame the fact that King was ripped on cocaine and booze when he wrote it.

      • Bla Blah

        …..huh? While I think adding the incest to movie would have been a bad idea (the father doesn’t actually rape her, to my knowledge, but he did have his moments where I would question if he would, and that made it way more scary for me personally. Not be able to gage the extent of his abuse, that is) the orgy scene does make some logical sense in context. I don’t think it should have been in the film, but I think it should have at least been implied to have happened.

        • Georgie’s Arm

          Fukunaga’s script had Al Marsh go further than the book by kissing Bev’s bare stomach and groping her panties. Plus Bev telling how she was gang-raped. Some parents pulled their child actors out of auditions because of the sexual content of the script.

          Source: http://forums.delphiforums.com/proactors/messages/34007/21

  • Weresmurf

    Hey Trace: There’s a huge difference between being blown away by the IT teaser, which we’re ALL rooting for at some level and the situation revolving around the Blair Witch, believe you me 🙂 It’s great to hear the teaser was awesome, cannot wait to see it!

  • Simon Allen

    Unfinished effects ? I thought Stephen King had seen the whole movie ? LOL .

    • olddarth

      Not unusual at all for early cuts not to have finished effects.

      • Simon Allen

        And it’s not unusual for a movie to be ruined by crappy effects ….like the directors previous movie Mama !!!

    • We All Float Down Here

      You do know they hold screening of unfinished movies, right?

      • Simon Allen

        I’m not an idiot ….but how can King pass judgement on an unfinished movie ?
        I’m sure lot’s of movies seemed great until they were finished . LOL
        And you do realise the point i’m trying to make, right ?

        • Man’s Ruin

          That opinion is only valid if you believe that it is the visual effects that will make or break the film; obviously, the author, director and producers feel otherwise.

          • He’s not suggesting it will make or break the movie, but that it can. And he’s right. Remember The Thing (2011)?

          • Simon Allen

            Thanks for that .
            Thank god somebody got my point !!!
            I’m a King fan and i want to movie to be good and succeed and The Thing remake is a prime example of what i’m talking about and also as i said below , this particular directors previous movie was ruined by bad CGI at the climax .

          • Yeah but other than the spider climax, IT isn’t really a story that lends itself to a ton of CGI. I’m not that worried.

          • Rake

            That doesn’t mean they wont try and cram in a ton of cgi. If these guys were making a romantic comedy they’d get criticized for using cgi kisses instead of practical ones. It’s their nature.

          • Simon Allen

            I’m sorry Trace but the bad effects at the end of Mama really ruined a movie that up until that point i had truly loved ….i was crushed !
            Like i said i really hope IT is great and that the director has learnt from past mistakes because he has a great sense of style and knows how to get fine performances from his actors .

          • Creepshow

            Ahh, so you DID like Mama! Nobody was really pleased with the tail-end CGI. But that’s no reason for people to say that the film was shit. Because it wasn’t. (this is me reeling you in like a swordfish. lol)

          • Simon Allen

            I did like Mama ….a lot . It’s the kind of movie Del Toro made back when he was still a force to be admired.
            Hence the botched effects pissing me off so much . 🙂
            And i will always bite at your bait .

          • Creepshow

            Victoria…come. Mama.
            (ok, this got weird quick)

          • Simon Allen

            Doesn’t it always ? LOL .

          • Creepshow

            What spider climax do you speak of? Please don’t answer.

            This is just an example for when you guys get so puzzled as to what you spoil.

            Why would you even say that? Don’t assume everyone has read the book, or watched the mini-series.

            Worry about that.

          • Frank Gambino

            Good point.

          • Creepshow

            Thank you, sir.

          • Hmmmmm it’s a 31-year-old novel and a 27-year-old mini-series. I’m not really sure it lies in the realm of spoilers anymore. What are your spoiler rules?

          • Creepshow

            If you’re not really sure, then don’t say something about the climax of a story that has never been on the big screen. Like I said, don’t assume people know this story.

          • So if it’s 30 years old and it HAS been on the big screen then it’s fair game to spoil?

          • Creepshow

            No. Just put your trademark SPOILERS FOR 30 YR OLD MOVIE tag before it, and we’ll be good.

          • Noted.

        • Tiger Quinn

          You’re not making a point. You’re asking a bunch of rhetorical questions and being pedantic. You can obviously see an unfinished movie. You can obviously get a sense of the acting, pacing, and general feel of it even if the effects aren’t done.

          • Simon Allen

            My original point was that this site reported that King had seen the film .
            He obviously hasn’t seen the completed version and is just banging the publicity drum .
            And ANY film can be made or broken in the final edit .

        • Micah Unice

          Judgment. JUDGMENT.

          • SKSpawn

            Judgement is the correct English spelling

  • El

    Sorry if this is nitpicky, but Jack Dylan Grazier is actually playing Eddie Kaspbrak. Wyatt Oleff is the person playing Stan Uris. There seems to be have some mix-up because a lot of people believe they are playing the others roles but it’s incorrect information. Jack’s Instagram page says he is playing Eddie if you want to check

  • llcc1103

    A geyser of blood? lol kinda cliche in my opinion.

    • It was just a really cool image.

    • Anthony Ladd Canney

      That actually lines up more with the book. It didn’t just fill the sink, it exploded outward and covered the entire bathroom, covering the wall paper.

      • Frank Gambino

        It didn’t shoot out in the book, just gurgled out, bubbled and splashed everywhere. Including Beverlys face.

    • Micah Unice

      You find a geyser of blood in a horror flick cliche? Maybe horror isn’t for you, my friend.

  • Wil McMullen

    Im looking forward to this trailer. Im hopeing we get one soon.

  • Alanmac

    Can’t wait to see this trailer!!

  • Carmenalex

    Just in time for my birthday month. I am so excited. It’s my favorite King book. I’ve read it about 8 times in my lifetime. First read it at 12 years old and I felt I was right along with them in the Barrens.

  • Joe Smith

    https://www.reddit.com/r/MovieIt/ for those interested in It discussion and news

  • The Drucifer

    Don’t suck don’t suck don’t suck don’t suck

    • khail19

      while images of Carrie hoping that it’s gonna follow the book this time around, but it didn’t flashes in minds eye*

      • Bill Agans

        they’ve already said IT’s gonna follow the book.

  • BulletProofRooster

    I’m glad to hear it! However, where in the hell is our Dark Tower trailer? It supposedly comes out first and no one has seen hide nor hair.

    • Frank Gambino

      It’s coming before DT

      • NWJason

        uhhh, no It’s not. DT July; It September

        • Frank Gambino

          Oh damn. I thought DT was coming out at the end of the year.

  • Frank Gambino

    Holy balls I’m excited. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited for a movie. When’s this shit hittin the net???

  • Frank Gambino

    Hey trace did it show any footage of Paul bunyon?

    • Nope! The only things they focused on was what I mentioned in the description listed above. It is possible that you see a flash of him in the bombardment of images, but I didn’t catch it. It’s a teaser though so I didn’t expect to see him lol.

  • Marticon The Man

    God, I hope this is good.

  • Luis Alberto Pérez Nájera

    The important question is when can we see it on YouTube? And most important, is there gonna be a teaser or a trailer, because 90 seconds is way too much for a simple teaser.

    • Regular trailers are two and a half minutes. It’s pretty standard for a teaser to be between 60 and 90 seconds.

      • REC03

        thanks for this awesome review of the trailer Trace. how did the cinematography look? did it look to slick? i read another trailer recap and they said it lacked atmosphere? what are your thoughts?

        • I mean I think it’s pretty hard to get a good sense of the atmosphere from a 90-second clip show, but it was a solid teaser.

  • THGrimm

    This is good news! So far, so good. I’m really excited, still skeptical, but hopeful.

  • James

    At this point I just want to see a trailer already

  • I’ll be the judge of that…

  • Briand

    I heard the same story with Blair witch. What a disappointment that was. Thanks for the info but Hold on, don’t cum just yet.

  • SupernaturalCat

    It would be outstanding if someone were to make another (better) adaptation of The Stand …remember that was one of the initial King titles he and George Romero were going to collaborate on back in the late ’70s – Salem’s Lot being another. But once it turned into a made-for-tv endeavor, both Romero and King bowed out altogether, and Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1974) took the helm. From what I gather, King was quite pleased with the made-for-tv version of The Stand. I, however, find it god awful as every aspect of it oozes made-for-tv, and all of the ‘stars’ (familiar faces) don’t work as those characters at all.

    • Terry Cullen

      Gary Sinease was great as Stu, as was Ray Waltson as Glenn, and Ossie Davis as the Judge.

      • Melissa Sharp

        Salem’s Lot is my favorite King Novel. I loved the mini series as a kid and welll even adult but I wish the book would get a proper movie. It potential has the power to be one of the most terryfing vampire flicks. I also wish The Howling would get a proper movie along with Ghost Story. One book I wish was a movie was the Fog by James Herbert. That book was a gnarly book that was so much fun to read.

        • Aaron Campbell

          There is one called “The Fog”

          • Melissa Sharp

            Not the same thing. The Fog by James Herbert is nothing like Carpenter’s the Fog. Completely different. When you go into the fog you go mad in the Herbert book for a very simple sum up. t’s gruesomely entertaining.

          • Mikhail

            I’ve never been comfortable in a school gym since I read it! 😉

          • Melissa Sharp

            That was a gnarly scene and I feel the same way everytime I go near a pigeon coop after reading that book. 😀

      • Frank Gambino

        He was OK. Stu was a young guy in the book though. I can see Ryan gosling playing that role.

      • SupernaturalCat

        To each their own. In my estimation, made for tv is made for tv, and that’s just that (garbage) The Stand is a fantastic novel (my favorite next to The Dead Zone, his short story compilations, and King’s non-fiction, Dance Macabre) but the tv adaptation did zero for me. It has that cornball cheese-fest USA Network, Chiller, or Sci-Fi Channel sucks-on-toast vibe to it. And again, the familiar actors just didn’t ‘do it’ for me. As George Romero observes, as soon as you put a “star’s” face/name to a (horror) story, everything subsequently becomes all too predictable.

      • Admin User

        Matt Frewer as Trashcan!

    • Frank Gambino

      It would have to be an r rated series a la 112263

  • Unmourned

    Based on the description of the “blood sink_ scene, I’m just hoping this doesn’t turn out to be a generic, over-the-top horror flick that focuses on just gore and effects.

    • Bla Blah

      That’s actually how the scene happens in the books. It’s more accurate than what the other film did where it just popped over the sink. In the book it went EVERYWHERE.

      • Unmourned

        Oh I know that, my point is, I hope they don’t take that aspect of it and inject it into every damn bit of the movie.

  • ForskinCutter

    Based on the peak a boo pipe scene with a clown head coming out I’ll wait to watch it on VHS

    • Ashley Davenport

      V… VHS? I had no idea that was still a thing.

      • ForskinCutter

        My mom still uses them … bless her heart …

        • Stephany Vidal

          So? I dont think they are making new movies into VHS anymore though, how are you gonna watch this one on vhs?

          • ForskinCutter

            Yep!

        • Azwethinkweiz

          I did a spit take reading your name.

          • ForskinCutter

            Hahahahahah!

    • Jody Powers

      That’s a promo shot from EW, not an actual scene/frame from the film. And VHS??

    • BigJimSlade

      I’ll hold out for the Laserdisc.

  • Andrew Apter

    If Lynch made it I’d be excited.

  • Jakki Kimball

    I wonder if the racist Stephen King uses the “N” word repeatedly in the movie like he does in his books? Can’t find hardly any book without it in there.

    • Bla Blah

      The book takes place in the 1950s does it not? Using the n-word is actually appropriate. Plus it was treated negatively. The racist were the bad guys, not the good guys. How are you saying Stephen King is racist when he portrays the racism as negative. He even have the racists killed

      • Admin User

        can’t find any hip-hop that doesn’t use it either. when will we be banning hip-hop for being racist?

        • Bla Blah

          Actually “nigger” and “nigga” are two different words with two different contexts. Nigga is almost never used in reference to a person’s race while nigger is specifically used as racial slur against black people. I’ve never heard one hip hop song use “nigger”. And besides nigga is only mainly used in gangsta rap, not hip hop as a genre. Nigga can mean anything from friend, to enemy, to some random person. Buts its never been used to refer to race.

          • Admin User

            right, glad you cleared up that subtle distinction:
            so when white people say it, it’s racist;
            but when black people say it, it’s familiarity.

            kinda like how b**ches * and hoes in a hip-hop song is a term of endearment, not misogyny…

          • Bla Blah

            No. When a white person uses it as a racial slur against a black person, then its racist. Thats not a subtle distinction. Thats a huge distinction. A white person saying nigga is no more racist, than me calling my friends bitches is misogynistic. It all depends on the relationship you have with those people. I live in miami. Everyone says nigga. It becomes an issue when you say “nigger” as a slur against black people and even if the people you are friends with arent cool with that word, you just dont say it. Not all my friends are cool with being called bitches. Just like the word faggot. Its a slur when used negatively against gays by straights, but is also a reclaimed word for gays. Just like the word slut. Or the word Chico. You mean to tell me
            You will find however that the whites who usually feel the need to break out the n-word arent using it in the same way as those rap songs. “Youre a dumb nigger” isnt the same “Thats my nigga, John! Hes awesome!” Once again: Two different words, two different contexts.
            Im sorry you feel so passionately about a 4-5 letter word. I dont know what in your life is lacking all because you cant tell the difference betweeen a racially sensitive word from a culturally reclaimed word.
            And no, bitches and hoes arent used in hip hop songs, its used in gangsta rap. Stop conflating gangsta rap (one of the MANY subgenres of hip hop) to be the face of entire genre. Its not and has never been used as a term of endearment. And please, dont act like rap music is the only music with misogynstic lyrics. Shall i see Crazy Bitch by Buckcherry for you, or the incestuous “Im Still Alive” by Pearl Jam?
            Calm your tits, sweethart.

          • Timothy J Steggall

            End it with “er” or “a”, it’s all the same word. Maybe the context is different, but it’s just two ways to say the same word. I don’t agree with either usage, other than dialog in a book or movie if absolutely necessary. But actually saying it…nope.

          • Bla Blah

            Except it isn’t. Like I said, I have never heard a black person use the word “nigga” as a slur in reference to skin color or race. Nigga is a versatile word, a reclaimed/reappropriate word. The people who were the victims of it, took, changed the meaning and now people want to say it.
            The context isn’t just different, the word itself is. If a black person says “look at that nigga over there” that means look at that guy over there. If a white guy says “Look at that NIGGER over there” that seems to indicate one to look at some black person.
            Look, I am black myself. I think its important to understand the difference between these words and why that causes so much strife about it. If you refuse to acknowledge the differences between them, you cant say why its wrong or right. Not every one likes the word, not everyone is cool with it (again, I call my friends bitches all the time, but I don’t do that to everyone) and that’s fine. But its not two ways to say the same word. You will notice that big difference if you ever have a conversation with a racist. “Nigga” isn’t in their vocabulary, but nigger is.

          • Timothy J Steggall

            Most black people with higher education don’t use​ any variant of the ‘n’ word. I don’t​ care what color your skin is, using that word in an form just makes you come off as unintelligent and uncivilized.

          • Bla Blah

            And that’s good for them. They can use whatever words they want to refer to whomever they want.
            Is not saying “nigga” in casual settings going to put money in back account, food on my table, pay my mortgage, or put another degree in my hand? I don’t think so.
            So please enlighten me as to what that’s supposed to mean for me or any other black person all because some chose to do something you agree with? I can name plenty who do use the word, just as I can name plenty who don’t. Want to know why? Because not all black people are the same. You don’t like it? Great. Don’t say it. What comes off as unintelligent to me, is refusing to accept one of the many reformed and reclaimed words in the English language all because you don’t like. Do you have an issue with the word queer? What about Butch? Or Witch? All of those are reclaimed words by their respective communities, which were once used a hurtful slurs, now glorified by those people with different meanings. Now, as an educated person, I give you an entire history of the word, how the word “nigger” wasn’t even considered offensive, what made it into a racial slur, how the word “nigga” was born and why it is different, and so on, but at the end of the day, no one is forcing you to like or dislike something. But please, don’t try to signify (oh, that’s an black American word btw) others all because of your personal tastes, just as I wont.

    • Bill Agans

      steven king isn’t racist. he was usin’ the language of the time period.

    • SupernaturalCat

      Not that it necessarily ‘proves’ that King isn’t racist (don’t know how any long time reader of his material would ever conclude that he is?!) but you can run a search for he and his wife’s charitable foundation–they’ve gone above and beyond in terms of routinely donating large sums of money to institutions, schools, libraries and assorted entities that benefit their respective communities. They’re good people, and I’d like to think that even a casual reader of King’s would be capable of discerning that he does indeed have a solid moral radar …in fact, any of the high profile and/or recognizable genre/horror artists whose work came out of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s are seemingly very down to earth leftwingers who, in their works or interviews, could articulate a great deal of sociological and sociopolitical insight. They were indicative of a type of person that has unfortunately all but disappeared from the cultural landscape. They were/are people who actually know the true score in America. John Carpenter, George Romero, Harlan Ellison, Tom Savini, Sam Raimi, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Tom McLoughlin…and those are just off the top of my head.

    • BigJimSlade

      King’s racist characters may use racist words just like King’s darker characters may do much darker things, even murder. Stephen King writes some great books filled with all sorts of characters, good and evil; doesn’t make King a murderer, racist or evil clown.

    • Azwethinkweiz

      Nigger. There. I said it. Can we move on?

  • Berecca

    It’s great they’re remaking “It,” but I dread the thought of them including the parts where Henry (I think it’s Henry) tortures and kills puppies. I read “It” once, more than 30 years ago, and never read it again because of that. On the other hand I’ve read “The Stand” many, many times – it’s my all-time favorite book.

    • Bla Blah

      In a book where kids are getting eaten by a death, a bunch of preteens have an orgy, and nothing but blood guts and murder, it was animal cruelty that made you draw the line?
      Reminds me a of a meme I saw about corrupt cop supporters: I can deal with the racism but animal cruelty is where I draw the line!

      • Berecca

        Yes – abuse and murder of animals and infants is where I draw the line. They’re innocent and defenseless. They can slice and dice humans seven ways from Sunday, but dog torture and murder makes me cry, and I don’t like movies that make me cry. So sue me.

        • Oh I love movies that make me cry. Steel Magnolias, Fried Green Tomatoes, Deep Impact, etc. It’s a necessary form of catharsis for me. Sometimes I just need a good cry.

          • Berecca

            Well, that’s a different kind of movie crying.

    • Bill Agans

      it’s NOT a remake. it’s an adaptation of the book.

      • Berecca

        Well, there was previously an adaptation of the book, although it was just a TV-movie type deal. If you’re gonna be all nit-picky about it.

        • Bill Agans

          it wasn’t a direct adaptation since it cut out a lot of shit from the book.

          • Berecca

            All book-to-film adaptations cut out a lot of shit.

    • johngalantini85

      That was Patrick Hockstetter.

  • Man, this sounds like it has potential!

  • Mr. Paul Reed

    when I go to conventions horror fans seem like the nicest people on the planet but this website’s comment section makes me think other wise. wow.

    • hiiiiii

      it’s the entire internet breeding these idiotic insecure trolls. don’t fret too much.

    • Don’t let this fool you. Comment sections contain a small minority of horror fans. Most of us are pretty nice. =)

    • TZO2K15

      The Internet is in/famous for bringing out humanity’s truest form which is both a blessing and a curse, the blessing is that we now know the truth behind the facade of normalcy portrayed by most, the curse is that we now know the truth behind the facade of normalcy portrayed by most! :^)

  • hiiiiii

    I cant fukn wait!

  • Stephany Vidal

    Soooo when can WE mortals see the trailer?

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