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We Saw a Full Scene from ‘IT’ and Holy Shit Bill Skarsgard Nailed Pennywise

Storm blew me away… blew the whole circus away.

We told you last week that an exclusive 4-minute clip from Andy Muschietti’s IT was going to play before Annabelle: Creation in theaters across the country this weekend. Preview screenings began last night, and I can indeed confirm that report, as the clip was played at my local theater.

Before the trailers began, Stephen King himself popped up on the screen to talk a little bit about IT and introduce the clip, which we understand will NOT be making its way online.

Enjoy this exclusive look,” he said. “If you can….

The clip itself, which is about 3 1/2 minutes long, is the scene wherein Georgie is floating his paper boat down the street, ultimately coming face-to-face with Pennywise in a storm drain. We’ve seen snippets of the iconic scene in the various TV spots and trailers these last several months, but this is the very first time the entire scene – or any scene from the film, for that matter – has been shown outside of Comic-Con or anywhere else.

What’s most exciting about the scene is that it really gives us a taste for Bill Skarsgard‘s performance as the new Pennywise. Sure, we’ve seen various clips of him talking and just genuinely being terrifying, but the Annabelle: Creation exclusive scene showcases a full two-minutes of conversation between Georgie and Pennywise.

And holy shit, you guys. It’s now crystal clear, after watching the scene, that Bill Skarsgard was the absolute perfect actor to fill Tim Curry’s clown shoes. His performance, if the clip is any indication, is absolutely incredible, as his Pennywise manages to be totally believable as a friendly clown that could lure in a child as well as deeply terrifying. The voice. The laugh. It’s all perfection.

Skarsgard commands the screen as Pennywise, turning in a performance that’s likely going to remind many of the next level believability of Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight. Again, if the clip is any indication, Skarsgard absolutely lost himself in the role, becoming a new version of Pennywise that’s likely going to go down as the best version of the character to date.

I didn’t think I could be more excited about this one. After last night, I very much am.

The film will be in theaters September 8, 2017.



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COMMENTS

197 Comments
  • Nicholas Heath Kinsman

    Where the cuss is that thumbnail from?

    • Chip

      Could be wrong, but I think its fan art thats been floating around for a while now.

      • kanwill

        No that’s from the directors IG he posted a couple of weeks ago

  • Chris Risdal

    This clip did not play in front of my screening WTF?

    • REC03

      are you in the US? i think its only playing over here unfortunately.

  • zombie84_41

    I saw it today and I don’t want to see this movie at all. Seriously. I hate clowns but now after that amazing performance I think this will go down in history as the scariest most fucked up creepy film. I hope the rest is as dope as that.

    • Necro

      Seriously?

      • zombie84_41

        naaaa just playing. but this shit looks mad creepy though like really creepy. And like they said in the article he nailed it. it was a short scene. But it was damn scary. he pulled off his best gollum voice too and his laugh was downright creepy. I hope he wins some award.

  • Necro

    I like the picture of him at the very top

  • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

    Agreed, it was incredibly well done.

    It also entirely extinguished the notion that this version of Pennywise is too inherently evil to be capable of luring children to their doom because Skarsgard was equal parts charming and menacing.

  • Otterlee

    The equal to Heath’s Joker? That’s some tall shoes to fill. If he’s even in the ballpark it’s going to be amazing.

  • llcc1103

    Not the best but hurry before it gets taken down! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOFhMN-FKZo

    • Sam rogers

      Why couldn’t the person just film the whole thing?

  • sliceanddice

    Okay, sure. But I’m sorry. I don’t trust you guys. How many times have we had such hyperbole from this site? Is a pity . . . because i want to believe you. Hopefully you re right.

    • llcc1103

      You mean like that ridiculous over the top review of the awful “Blair Witch”

      • James

        Very true but in this case I absolutely have to agree with him.if that clip is any indication of the overall film it’s going to be amazing.

    • Cappy Tally

      I just got back from Annabelle and buddy, he’s absolutely fucking right. If there’s any justice in the universe, Skarsgard will be a major awards contender.

      • sliceanddice

        seriously? I can’t tell if sarcasm or not.

        • Cappy Tally

          Dead fucking serious, man. I can’t say I’m jaded but I have seen a lot this genre has to offer, and Skarsgard had me squirming with every line he spoke. The history of our genre is going to remember this film, and Skargard’s performance in it, very fondly.

          • sliceanddice

            wow!

  • SpaceManSpliffz .

    this looks so bad.

    • Eric Bouchard ╚╬╝

      How? Why?

      • Phil

        exactly,no explanation, at least try and explain why. The Voice is nailed on imo and that silence in the conversation was creepy,this has just made me even more excited to see it.

    • Doby Gillis

      There’s always one dbag who has to be the hipster.

      • Satanzilla

        Or maybe it looks bad.

      • SpaceManSpliffz .

        the irony of your comment is beyond delicious

    • Phil

      its great to have an opinion but please try and back it up.

      • SpaceManSpliffz .

        my opinion is it looks bad. deal with it

    • theundead
  • K Nida

    Saw this at a Regal theater, not sure if it’s exclusive to those. I agree, he absolutely nails it and the Ledger comparison is appropriate. The little things like the fact that he’s drooling while telling Georgie about the circus really make it special.

    • James

      And that creepy dead silence after talking about popcorn….

    • ragethorn

      That’s not drool. It’s water from the storm drain running down his face. But yes, I love that.

      • K Nida

        I read in another article that the makeup/teeth caused him to drool so it was a happy accident. So I’m not sure if this was the scene they were talking about or not.

        • kanwill

          I think he said it was throughout the film…

      • kanwill

        No it’s drool. The director Andy said the teeth made him drool throughout the filming and he decided to keep it in.

        • ragethorn

          My bad. Very cool. I assumed it was the rain due to the context of the scene but very cool.

    • Runciter

      It’s an already overhyped movie about a guy in clown make-up.
      Of course there is gonna be Ledger comparisons…

  • llcc1103

    found full clip. Pretty dark though. Im sure a good one will surface soon. Ill keep an eye out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwKDQiJPV6o

    • McGilli

      Thanks – I just wanted to hear the voice.

  • Brando

    Looks promising.

  • Kasey Casebolt

    Apparently I’m in the minority but that voice is shit. :/

    • Brando

      Hoggle meets the Grinch at the corner of Who and Gives A Shit?

      • Azwethinkweiz

        Totally stealing that.

    • Patrick House

      THE shit, you mean.

    • Chief Rocka

      I’m with you on that, his voice cracks a lot.

    • chrishaagan

      What always freaked me out about Curry was he really was just a normal looking dude in greasepaint. Something so disturbing about how he pops up in the drain and sounds like any 40 something dude pretending to be a clown. Not saying I don’t like this new incarnation, but it’s clearly some weird creature pretending to be a clown as opposed to Curry who sounded like a middle aged weirdo who crawled into a drain to attack some random kid. Something much creepier that the entity known as IT could be so ordinary in a demented way.

  • Ocelot006 .

    Yeah I saw it last night…..I don’t know. I enjoy the mini-series but it ain’t scary. Pennywise may be something only frightening on the page. That voice…..eh

    • Grimphantom

      You always find a flaw of something and complain, like a true negative Nancy.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/700347f03fc1b07ae0ab244f256d2c372f67d754bdbcd26d0686c6be0d505b10.gif

      Besides, the movie it’s not about getting scared, we are scared of our mortality but with horror movies and horror icons, they are just fun to watch.

      • Satanzilla

        Actually no. Horror movies are supposed to be scary. In other news, water is wet.

        • Runciter

          Ooooh, there we go, arguing about what horror movies are supposed to be like!
          This one looks like a very smart community!

          • Satanzilla

            Yes we should just concede that horror movies don’t have to be scary — and I guess comedies don’t have to be funny and romances don’t need to be romantic.

        • Grimphantom

          Oh yeah, tell me which movie you got scared recently? Doesn’t count when you where a kid.

          • Satanzilla

            “Tell me which movie you got scared recently?” What does that even mean?

          • Grimphantom

            You said horror movies are suppose to be scary so…..which recent movie scared the crap out of ya?

  • ragethorn

    Incredible. INF’NCREDIBLE.

    • Runciter

      THIS IS GONNA BREAK THE IN-TER-NET!!!

  • llcc1103

    he sounds like a terrifying lunatic

  • REC03

    I seen the clip and it was everything i could have hoped for. I will always appreciate Tim Curry’s performance and it will be always iconic. Bill is doing a great and very different job. From the looks of it his will be iconic as well. Loved it!

    • Scott. F. feighner

      The most iconic performance of Pennywise is found in the pages of the novel.

      • REC03

        True but this movie looks like its doing it as much justice as it can.

  • ItalianBadAss37

    Damn, you need a tissue for all the brown on your nose John?

    • Cappy Tally

      You’re going to need a pretty big fork and knife for all the crow you’ll be eating come September 8th.

      • Jason Baker

        Crow probably doesn’t taste all that great

      • ItalianBadAss37

        Faggot

        • Cappy Tally

          Poor baby.

      • Azwethinkweiz

        SHOTS FIRED!! HIDE YO CHILDREN, HIDE YO WIFE……HIDE YO HUSBANDS!

    • Frank Gambino

      U seem like you’re a prick.

      • deadsnow07

        Fuck off, Brad.

  • Fracassi

    Pop pop pop pop pop.

  • The clip has been leaked. It’s actually quite good. I am a massive fan of the original miniseries though. I won’t get into the tired debate on whether that was good or not. I don’t expect the new film to be anywhere near as good but I am always up for more IT so I’m genuinely excited to see what we end up getting.

    • theundead

      It will be better than the tv version

  • McGilli

    So – it’s confirmed that the new IT movie is the origin story for Venom?

    • sliceanddice

      No, venom is the origin story of pennywise: creation – life part 2.

      • Azwethinkweiz

        Don’t know why I laughed as hard as I did at this post. You earned a spit take out of me. Bravo!

      • Saturn

        AKA Demons 3.

  • Munchie

    Can’t wait for “The first 3 1/2 minutes of ‘It’ in 50 images.”

  • Bloodspatta

    I’ve seen the clip posted on Instagram, and I agree with what the writer says. Skarsgard kills it as Pennywise.

  • deadsnow07

    This dude is almost as big of a joke as Brad. I think I’ll just leave it at that. Not much more to say.

  • Nathan

    Obviously you haven’t even read the book, but anyway.

    • Brando

      At this point a movie’s got to stand on its own. You can’t always say “Read the book.” Whether this movie is completely accurate to the source material is immaterial. A movie has to be good, enjoyable, entertaining, etc. At this point, I couldn’t care less about how true It is to the book. I just want a good movie.

    • Fr0gg0

      I have read it, am I not allowed to not like this then?

  • Runciter

    People in movie PR are gonna be taught in the future how even a mediocre, 27-year old TV movie can be used to generate ridiculous amounts of hype for the next member of the franchise.

    • Nicolas Quintana Zunino

      maybe if you use your brain and read the book you would understand the hype surrounding a new version of IT.

      • Runciter

        Oooooh, because only smart people read, right?! Are we still doing that? Considering reading a book a huge intellectual achievement?

        • Eric Nirschel

          No, because the book is what a vast majority of the assessments and hype are drummed up around. Do try to keep up.

          • Runciter

            yeah, no. 🙂 don’t try to make me believe the majority of people know the franchise by the book and not the movie 🙂

          • Georgie’s Arm

            It’s likely both. This is after all a book that had a first print run of a million copies that sold fast.

          • Fr0gg0

            The majority of people today know of this franchise thanks to this movie, sad but true.

          • Georgie’s Arm

            You’re probably right. For a lot of kids, It the mini-series is a gateway to getting into Stephen King books. It was for me.

          • Eric Nirschel

            Are you actually trying to imply that one of Stephen King’s, a man routinely referred to as a master of horror, most famous novels is only known because of a mediocre 90s made-for-TV miniseries?

            I just want to make sure this is actually what you’re trying to suggest before I call someone to stick you in the nut hatch.

          • Runciter

            You bunch are pretentious assholes, some of you even have the hats that go well with that.

          • Eric Nirschel

            You’re just really, really easy to talk down to.

          • Frank Gambino

            Runciter, you seem like a miserable person. When’s the last time you got laid?

          • Andrew de la Fuente

            That’s because it is. The TV mini series however medicore you think it is had a cult following with many people who I know don’t read know about it thanks to the TV movie. King does have his fans of his books but many know his name because of the movies that are adapted from his work.

          • Saturn

            Gotta admit that even though I re-watched the tv version again around a year or so back, and it felt extremely dated (like a LOT of stuff from the 1990’s) I will always love it as it was the movie that got me together with the mother of my son – as I remember first meeting her and her friend and “going for a walkabout” and just randomly dropping into conversation while walking past a flood drain that I saw a balloon floating down there, and when she questioned me I came out with the whole “when you’re down here with me YOU’LL FLOAT TOO!” line while grabbing her from behind. She shat herself, hit me and told me that IT was the scariest movie she’d ever seen and the rest is IT’story, so to speak – so yeah, I’ll always look back on the 90’s version with fondness, although I always expected Curry’s Pennywise to spout the following :

          • Azwethinkweiz

            It’s all good man. Ol’ boy probably thinks 2008’s Prom Night is the best slasher since John Carpenter’s Halloween. Probably also thinks Uwe Boll’s greatest achievement is House of the Dead.

            All joking aside, there is infact a cult following for the miniseries that consists of people who haven’t read the novel. I personally enjoyed it on it’s own merit but it’s nowhere near the level of the novel. Adaptations rarely are. It is very dated now but you have to understand that when it came out….it was revolutionary. It scared a whole generation of children stupid. Us, horror hounds have become a little desensitized over the years. Some people flat out refuse to watch the genre of horror. Shit….some adults are still afraid of the dark. It’s all personal taste.

            I am and forever will always be a humongous fan of the source material. It’s a wonderful novel. I adore it. However, what they were able to do….as watered down as it was…..was bring or sway a mainstream audience into the direction of horror…..or shit? Challenge an individual to pick up the book. I’ll be the first to admit that after viewing that as a yougin….I picked it up. Horror may be niche but we can maybe all agree that it needs more love. Don’t damn someone for a different opinion. It’s all relative. We are here on this site to find our source for horror movie news. That’s the objective in all of this right?

          • Saturn

            Stephen WHO????

            Ahem. 😉

        • Tiger Quinn

          No, I’m evaluating you on these posts alone, and you seem pedantic and ready to argue. Why bother?

          • Runciter

            Nobody was talking to you, yet you just jumped into the conversation with telling me that I’m ready to argue. 😀
            It’s so amazing how many people don’t even understand their own stupid comments…

        • Scott. F. feighner

          Yes.

          • Runciter

            Hahah, oh, wow, BUUUUURRRNNN.

      • Andrew de la Fuente

        How do you know he didn’t read the book ? Why make the conclusion. Maybe because **gasp** he may be right. Ohh my god.

    • Saturn

      Could possibly be that certain of us are of a certain age and remember the first adaptation rather fondly, but realise that it’s not aged too well, and it looks like the newer version isn’t going to be the shit sandwich we thought when it was announced, and they guy who we thought was gonna be dogshit in the role looks like he’s pretty much nailed it?

      • Runciter

        Sure, that would merit maybe 50% of this hype.

  • When something is shown in a cinema, it amazes me that you could ever assume it would never make it online, haha.

    brb, off to find the leak

  • Ok I’m sold

  • Olle Henriksson

    I’ve seen this 3 minute clip myself and read the book. This is coming from a mega fan of the source material and Bill Skarsgård really did nail it. Not just him, but the way it’s directed and edited. He does remind me a lot of Penguin from Batman Returns, but in a good way. You can tell it’s a extra terrestrial being trying to be relatable and to lure a child. Which can be awkward, considering the fact that he’s not really feeling the emotion. And that’s demonstrated with a short but meaningful pause between their exchange. Skarsgård is a very accurate Pennywise to the source material, but also very different from previous incarnation. Loved it.

    • I love how quickly he switches from the clearly exaggerated laughing to a sudden dull snarl

  • Child_Of_Old_Leech

    “Pop pop Pop Pop…Hmmmmm hahhha haha ha ha Popcorn” Evil Clown Yoda.

  • Tiger Quinn

    Has something happened to BD? It’s full of assholes now.

    • Runciter

      Yeah, I know, lots of ignorant, clueless people who only care about the hype, without knowing jackshit about movies. 🙁

    • I was just thinking this, I knew the article was a bit over hyped word wise but I didn’t expect there to be so much shit flinging in the comments

  • llcc1103

    If anyone missed it here is the link to the video. Its pretty dark thought.

  • Ted C

    “next level”? When did that become such a popular phrase? By the way, classy headline.

  • Dead-behavoir

    I’m just here for the comments and popcorn…pop pop pop pop

  • chrishaagan

    I have no shame in being the only person on Earth who was underwhelmed by Heath Ledger’s Joker. Comparing this ‘new Pennywise’ to Ledger’s Joker is the same thing as comparing him to Keanu Reeves in Knock Knock. IMHO of course.

    • Gogzilla

      I thought I was alone in being underwhelmed by Ledger’s Joker as well. It was nothing special. I truly believe his death is what boosted people’s opinion of his performance.

  • Darren Kerr

    There’s this…it’s about 2 and a half minutes.
    But clearer than the other video though.

    • Travis_Bickle

      That giggle…..so horrifying.

  • osh kosh b’josh

    gay.

    • Saturn

      Is that your way of coming out?

      😉

  • Fr0gg0

    Skarsgård. Even if you’re from another country, you could at least take the time to copy “Å” from somewhere if you’re writing for a big website.

  • Sky Ferreira

    I was not sold on this movie from the trailers – it just seemed alright – but I saw the preview during my screening of Annabelle: Creation (which was also very good btw!), and I’m 100% on board now. Skarsgård was uber creepy and unnerving.

  • osh kosh b’josh

    John. did Brad ghost write this one for ya?

  • Bla Blah

    Does he really have a lazy eye? I figured it was the eye color cgi (the clown makes his yellow eyes appear blue to comfort Georgie since his moms eyes were blue)

    • Jack Derwent

      I don’t know if he has a lazy eye but he was able to movie his eyes in opposite directions. That bit in the trailer where he pops up in the water was all him apparently, the director joked it helped save money for special effects.

    • Dave

      It’s an actual lazy eye. Look up clips of the actor in interviews and such

  • The Dark One

    He sounds better then curry in my opinion. Makes the character seem innocent, but in a horrifying way.

    • Matt-fBR

      Yeah. When he’s introducing himself to Georgie, he sounds kinda cute.. In a weird way.

    • I agree! Curry’s Pennywise has always been one of my most loved horror characters and one of the first movies to actually scare me as a kid, but if I saw this version back then I’d probably be scarred for life, haha

  • Faith LaRocque Keuer

    wheres the clip?

    • Bla Blah

      It can’t legally be uploaded to the site. But u can find recordings of it online

      • Kyle Michael Korba

        How bout a google search term to find it?

        • Bla Blah

          …it’s on YouTube. Just go to YouTube and search for the scene.

          • Terry Cullen

            Only part of it is on youtube. It cuts out the best dialog, too.

    • I just searched instagram hashtags for pennywise and it’s one of the first results

  • Nath White

    Yep. Saw the min long edit on You Tube and Skarsgard is Oscar nomination bound if the Academy has a clue. The sheer way Pennywise’ menace changes is unnervingly intense. The sheer believability of his evil and ability to manipulate is edge of the seat calibre. The moment where he just stares in silence (note the eye colour change) which makes Georgie think twice is spine chilling. Then he reverts back to the circus clown persona and holds the boat out just far enough…….. cut to black!

  • Alex

    Saw the clip and I gotta say that I’m impressed with Skarsgard’s performance as Pennywise.

  • Nath White

    As opposed to a Clown who had an anarchy complex chased by a man dressed as a Bat! Look how that ended. Go back to sleep.

  • astronauta69

    eh, it wasn’t that good

  • Azwethinkweiz

    Just finished my re-read of the book and this scene, dialogue wise gave me goosebumps. There are things plucked verbatim from the novel. I’m very excited to see how this all unfolds. I’ll be seeing it. There is no doubt.

  • Bart Crowe

    So far everything seems like they are doing right by the source material and they’ve been very forthright with the fans. Here’s hoping they do this right.

  • zombie84_41

    the voice is great i think

  • Travis_Bickle

    Ledger won an Oscar for The Joker in Dark Knight. So….

    • Saturn

      Yeah – after he died.
      Sadly, if that hadn’t happened, I don’t reckon he would have won the award.

      • Travis_Bickle

        Uhh…the academy is not really in the habit of just handing out “Sorry You Died” awards. He also won the Golden Globe, which is voted on by an entirely different group. I think people overlook the performance because he did die.

        • Saturn

          You’re probably correct, but I guess we’ll never know for sure.

  • Travis_Bickle

    He also won the golden globe….so again, it could happen.

    • Satanzilla

      Did you understand my response?

      • Travis_Bickle

        Yes..you said they gave him those awards because he OD’ed…which is not true.

  • Aaron Johnson

    I remember feeling like Tim Curry missed the creepiness of Pennywise in that scene. I remember vividly in the book that there was a second where he sorta drifted away and Georgie got legitimately creeped out and almost bolted. Skarsgard did that part right. It gave me the chills. And I never expected the hokey, kooky buck-toothed version of Pennywise. It’s absolutely perfect. The 80s kids were watching all sorts of cartoons with kooky-voiced characters like Scooby Doo et al. I was one of them. To lure him in, his schtick is perfect “Popcorn goes pop pop poppp….”. I think this guy could be headed for an Oscar nom.

    • Phendranah

      Yeah that stare Pennywise gives him after the popcorn where It almost looks like It’s going to jump out and eat Georgie, then jump back into character was perfect

    • angrygamer

      YES!!! hahaha, I agree.

  • Brian VonDerahe

    I saw the clip last night and I agree, it was incredible! Beyond excited for this one!

  • Axi

    Haven’t seen A:C, so I’m reserving my opinion on the Georgie scene until I see it in the theater. Watching it on YT or Vimeo takes a lot out of it, I think.

  • Chip

    Just caught this clip on youtube, and its even better than what was scripted. My hype is multiplying exponentially.

  • Phendranah

    Saw this the other day before Annabelle Creation. Holy crap, it blew me away (kinda like the circus). That horrible stare Pennywise give’s Georgie after humoring him about popcorn and the animalistic look on his face is just frightening. Bring IT on!

    • The popcorn bit gets me every time haha.

      POP POP

    • Terry Cullen

      Without being too hyperbolic about it, that moment is honestly scarier than anything in the original mini series. It’s so unexpected and unsettling. And made scarier because the actor who plays Georgie sells the scene much better than the original Georgie did.

      • Phendranah

        Yeah man for sure. Even Georgie looks super uncomfortable and with fucking reason too haha. I mean, he looks like he contemplated just running! It’s also good that Georgie is played as a really happy, friendly child. Makes Pennywise seem even nastier for taking full advantage of him.

  • Big Boss Rogers

    I got chills when you compared it to Heath’s Joker! Can’t wait on my way too watch Annabelle sexy as now! Jk

  • chrishaagan

    Ledger’s defining film in my opinion was Candy, an Australian movie where he played a heroin addicted poet. The guy was a real artist but he’s venerated pretty much solely for one role. Very sad.

  • One-Eye

    I think they’re using Pennywise too much in the marketing.

    • Jonathan Larsson

      He’s the face of the story. It is unavoidable.

    • Pennywise is definitely what everyone wants to see, so I’m not surprised they’re using him a lot. Honestly though I think they’ve been quite respectful with how much they’re revealing. I mean look at Rings, pretty much all the Samara scenes were in the trailer. IT comes out in about a month and we’ve only just heard some real dialogue from Pennywise, and that’s only if you pay to see Annabelle. As far as marketing goes they’re doing a great job

  • Jonathan Larsson

    Get ready movie-conservatives, cause I get a feeling that this Pennywise is gonna blow your mind… Right after throwing a pie in your face.

  • Jonathan Larsson

    I like it. Makes him look cartoony in the most unnerving of ways.

  • Lee W Dalgleish

    I saw Annabelle 2 this weekend in the UK and saw the IT clip too. I loved it. He’s creepy and unsettling. I love that the voice is childlike and more like a traditional clown at times when taking to Georgie. Obviously to lure him in. But then there are changes in the voice that are something much deeper. The thing that really creeped me out was Pennywise dribbling a little then giving this strange stare. I am really excited to see the film. Bill has definitely gone in a completely different direction to Tim.

    • angrygamer

      @leewdalgleish:disqus
      YES! Lee…I agree, I am a huge movie critic and I criticize pretty harsh,
      I will bash a movie for the slightest reason, I am very hard to impress when it comes to movies and I must say I think this will be better the the original series, I’m 100% sure…
      I’m not sure if you saw the part before the stare where pennywise says ( I like popcorn because they Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop!) etc….Chuckles with Georgie then quickly stares creepily into Georgie’s innocent child face with hunger and down right evil Horror lol..definately a great performance from Skarsgard…The Level of Creepiness from just this small scene blows Tim curry’s out of the water, (No offense to the legendary Curry but it’s true)

  • Brad Tyler

    Just watched the clip on Vimeo (seems the youtube one cuts out the whole circus and popcorn dialogue). WOW! I’m pretty blown away with it, he is creepy as hell. That was a very nuanced performance, nailed it!!!

    • Nick P.

      Link?

  • HiFiSkyHigh

    I cannot wait!!

  • Cheddar Hayes

    I am assuming this article is entirely sarcastic and a spoof of their Blair Witch excitement last year.

  • Carl Chrystan

    Come on,September, hurry along, so I can finally see it after about eight months of hype on this website, get disappointed, and move on!

  • Jonathan Larsson

    I just saw the clip, and I have to say, it made me really uneasy. Initially it feels a little overdone, like someone doing an exaggerated reading off a Dr. Seuss character. But then, the more he speaks, you realize that it is not just the actor who acts, but Pennywise. Tim Curry’s performance felt like a pretty cohesive character, but this Pennywise feels otherworldly, as if he sometimes slips out of the part that he plays and shows snippets of something considerably larger and more animalistic.

    • Derek Parker

      yep! if you have any doubts about his acting chops watch Hemlock Grove on netflix, it’s pretty good in itself but can’t wait for this flick!!

    • Tipperpated

      Luckily it was true

  • Derek Parker

    As I used to use this to scare the crap out of all my little cousins! were all planning a group trip to the movies to see this together!! it should be pretty sweet especially after all this time! hee he heee 🙂

  • Princess J

    I saw the clip as a preview to Annabelle: Creation and just as the article states, I immediately related it to Heath’s joker. He really transforms into his character to the point where you find it hard to make the connection that he is only a character in make up. I do also hope this is consistent through the entire movie and have joined in to the growing excitement for this film all because of those two minutes. This could really be something. Honestly outstanding.

  • Evan3

    WTF? Three minutes convinces you we are getting a Joker-level performance? That is overkill my friend.

    • Princess J

      Relax, in the 2 minutes I was shown I immediately saw the Joker pop in my mind. Whether that type of performance is consistent through the entire movie, none of us know yet. I said I think it COULD be an amazing performance, but if this is the only scene that gives such a high impression then it won’t hold a thing to Ledger. Calm down you fanboy. I get Heath holds a pinnacle for his performance, but it’s not a crime to feel a similar impression from another actor/role/performance.

    • Hans

      That’s only if his acting remains consistent through the film.

  • Michael M

    Remind people of Heath Ledger’s Joker? So it’ll be one of the most annoying and overrated acting performances in recent memory?

    • dredgXIX

      edgy as fuck

  • Princess J

    I saw the clip as a preview to Annabelle: Creation and I was impressed by Skarsgard’s performance in those two minutes of his dialogue. I got a similar impression that I did from Ledger’s Joker, as the article states. In the way that you momentarily forget this is a person in a costume and make up. I hope this will be consistent throughout the film because if it is, I believe it will be a truly outstanding performance.

  • Robert Goode

    I seem to recall this site giving the same amount of attention to Blair Witch last year, and what a snoozefest that was. You’ll pardon me for being apprehensive about your recommendations

  • Marla

    Fuck this cunt actor, he is a crap actor. He is no Tim Curry and this piece of crap would not even get made without the classic original. I will never pay to watch this bilge.

    • Hans

      “would not even get made without the classic original”. This film doesn’t own its existence to that cheap-looking 1990 made for TV mini series. THAT “original” isn’t even the original. The original is the actual novel published by Stephen King, which this movie is adapting. What a mindless and ignorant comment.

    • angrygamer

      Dude chill lol…I bet you anything you’ll love this movie, trust me…

    • Phendranah

      Actually the movie states it is based on the novel by Stephen King. Calm your farm buddy.

  • S_am_S

    I stopped reading this site a year or so ago due to the hyperbolic nature of your writing. You’ve seen 3 minutes, of which maybe Pennywise is likely on screen for about 20 seconds. You can’t possibly make a judgement call like that. Ridley Scott showed the best, most tense sequence of Covenant in the special Alien re-release and that was far from indicative of the tone or overall quality of the rest of the film.

    Everything “owns” to you guys before a general audience or your “critics” have a fair chance to assess the film on it’s own merits. How can we possibly assume it’ll get a fair shake? I popped back on to see some exclusive news credited to site and I’m reminded all over again why I stopped reading.

  • Paul Baggarley

    Please tell me that the performance differs from that used in the IT VR experience. I just finished ‘experiencing’ that and I found the performance in the storm drain extremely disappointing. Too hammy to be scary, and certainly not earnest enough to fool even a child.

    Edit: Ignore. I just watched the preview footage and the difference is night and day. Soooo good.

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