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Second ‘IT’ Trailer Highlights the New Losers’ Club

You guys are splashing around in millions of gallons of Derry pee.”

Straight out of tonight’s MTV Awards, we’ve got the brand new trailer for Andy Muschietti’s IT, which is a whole lot less scary than the first trailer. Rather than focusing on Pennywise, this one primarily shines the spotlight on the kids who will be forced to do battle with him; it’s our first real insight into the dynamic between the gang, and oh boy do they seem fun together.

Check it out below!

The kids in peril, the Losers’ Club, include Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

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Creature performer Javier Botet will play The Leper, and Nicholas Hamilton plays Henry Bowers. The cast also includes Owen Teague who plays bully Patrick Hocksetter.

A group of young kids face their biggest fears when they seek answers to the disappearance of children in their hometown of Derry, Maine. They square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

The film will be in theaters September 8, 2017.



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  • Phendranah

    Definitely not as scary as the first trailer, however I am glad they focused on the losers club and showed a bit of the dynamic they have as friends. Just as important as Pennywise in my opinion.

    • heebum

      Same, to me the book always felt like a story about 7 kids and Pennywise was kind of secondary to that. Like he was part of THEIR adventure not the other way around. The cast of kids are hilarious in the behind the scenes stuff, they all look super close so I was really happy about that.

      • Trav

        Great point. As terrifying as the book is, it’s not just a horror story. It’s a story about friendship, and how the Losers Club all had a common thing that brought them together. I’m glad to see this movie is going to explore that more.

      • Phendranah

        Exactly! IT feels like a coming of age story to me. Sure it has the scariest monster this side of Alien as a star, but it’s always been about the kids. Even if the movie is horrifying (I hope it is!), there’s no point if we, the audience can’t root for the kids and actually like them.

  • Gavin Dobbs

    For the record… that trailer… so much better than the Dark Tower mess of a trailer. Probably cost a hundredth to make as well.

  • What the hell?!
    The first trailer is amazing, this one is completely awful.

  • GrimGrinGhost

    Ok so it’s a shit trailer but its nice to see the gang in action.

  • WilloughbyBucksworth

    Sorry, but, that clown looks like a cosplayer. Should’ve gotten someone much older.

  • shawn lawson

    Will there be a giant spider in this one?!!!!! Never read the book and seem to be only person who liked that awful scene haha

    • Phendranah

      Nah, not likely. The giant spider form is only seen by the adults. I THINK Bill catches a glimpse for a second as a kid though I am probably wrong.

      • heebum

        What? No there’s a huge 14 page spider scene when they are still kids. It’s when they perform the ritual of Chud the first time and Bill goes into the multiverse, meets the Turtle, and the spider runs back to the center of the earth and they think they’ve defeated it. That’s when Stan realizes It is female and pregnant and that’s why he kills himself, he assumes It has given birth and there’s like a thousand more Its to defeat.

    • ModernGrace

      Maybe in the next movie. It was Stanley who saw the spider first in the mini series (in the sewers when he was being bullied), and he ran away.

    • Saundra Seitz

      Might be beings it is a spider in the book but everyone needs to remember that pennywise has no actual form. He is a evil malevolent entity and demon

  • Melissa Sharp

    Wow that trailer just made me go from pumped to I am not as excited to see this anymore. Pennywise looks lame. 🙁 Not seeing the chemistry of the losers club in this one either. Perhaps it will all come to together better.

    • Grimphantom
    • KUKWES

      so a closer representation of Pennywise in the books looks lame….This made me more excited for the movie.

      • Melissa Sharp

        @saundraseitz:disqus @disqus_G00ftoNHFF:disqus @darrellmarkie:disqus I said nothing about Tim Curry. While I liked Tim Curry, I wanted something more toward the book.Pennywise in the book was middle aged man. Bill Skarsgard is way to young to play Pennywise. This Pennywise’s boyish looks kind of takes some of the sinister away. Pennywise’s clown suit was also baggy in book from what I recall and this looks like a fine tuned clown suit. He looks way too polished. Here is the books description

        “The face of the clown in the stormdrain was white, there were funny tufts of red hair on either side of his bald head, and there was a big clown smile painted over his mouth. If George had been inhabiting a later year, he would of surely thought of Ronald McDonald before Bozo or Clarabell.

        The clown held a bunch of balloons, all colours, like gorgeous ripe fruit in one hand.

        He was wearing a baggy silk suit with great big orange buttons. A bright tie, electric blue, flopped down his front and on his hands were big white gloves, like the kind Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck always wore.”

        What Is see in this Pennywise, while closer still didn’t nail it. I think they were trying for their own sinister look. Somewhere in the book it is mentioned to be a middle aged man or something to that effect. I just have a feeling they were trying to hard on the Pennywise aspect. Like I said before, I can be completely wrong when the movie comes out. I hope I am completely wrong. I am happy you all really liked it! 😀

        • Georgie’s Arm

          The book never states Pennywise being a middle aged man. The only thing to go by to determine his age is the fact that he bore mrs Kersh out of his asshole, which would make him a geriatric man.

          You’ve only posted a very, very small portion of how the book describes Pennywise. From the Adrian Mellon chapter, for example:

          “The clown, Hagarty said, looked like a cross between Ronald McDonald and that old TV clown, Bozo — or so he thought at first. It was the wild tufts of orange hair that brought such comparisons to mind. But later consideration had caused him to think the clown really looked like neither. The smile painted over the white pancake was red, not orange, and the eyes were a weird shiny silver.”

          He looks more and more grotesquely horrific in his subsequent appearances. But his voice at one point is described as a mix of grave and… child-like.

          • Melissa Sharp

            I do agree with you on what you said and thanks for the facts. It’s been awhile since I have read the book. I think we can all be entitled to our Pennywise opinions. Afterall, since It can shapeshift and with all the descriptions in the book then we can all have our own interpretations. Ultimately we will all have to wait and see when the movie comes out. I really hope it turns out to epically awesome. The first trailer left me super excited. I swear I remembered something in the book about him being middle-aged. I am probably wrong.

          • Chip

            I think it’s just because thats what clowns tend to look like: Droopy, creepy, middle aged men with hyper-expressive frowns or smiles.

          • Chip

            I think that’s something I very much like: They get the eyes right in a few of these shots.

    • Chip

      How does he look lame?

    • Saundra Seitz

      Lame!??…….He is dressed exactly like pennywise from the book! Tim Curry was good but outfit was really lame

  • J Jett

    this seems more like an actual clip from the movie rather than a new trailer.

    • Creepshow

      Aren’t they all…?

    • Georgie’s Arm

      That’s basically what it was, a clip to be shown during the MTV movie awards. Not an actual trailer.

    • William Bibb

      It didnt seem to be the best choice of a video clip. The scene picked out made the kids look and sound very whiny and grating. Shrill almost, to the naked ear. I am not sure if anyone agrees but does it make u a little skeptical why no clips have the clown talking.

      To me the scariest part of a clown (sans floppy shoes) is their makeup covering their face to make u think they are happy. If a clown appears in all the trailers as a demonic evil being, what exactly is the point. Thats why a clown is a clown. In other words, if you look scary as hell I dont think the “floating” upsell is going to work good. Its almost unfortunate that Tim Curry was SOOO perfect in the original role, hard to fill those shoes, especially when they are floppy.

      • Chip

        Do you have any kids in your life dude? This is how they sound. This is who the characters were in the book, pretty much to a T.

        • William Bibb

          Ok but ur missing my point, it was a comment based more on marketing. If you are selling a movie, dont show a clip that focuses mainly on dialogue that can put too much attention on banter between kids and be grating to listen to (shrillness wise that is). I read the book too. The actors seem fine, they just should have cut a little from the pi** and sh** conversation

          • Chip

            Eh. Its aimed at people like me that had questions about this. The first trailer more than sold me on the horror. My concern was how much empathy I’d have for the cast. Especially after reading early drafts that made all the characters horrible. I like this crew.

          • William Bibb

            Its ironic. The bullying from the original novel is probably more fitting for current times and how much worse the violence is through the country.

          • Fracassi

            Me too. I loved all the band of kids movies I watched as a kid, like Goonies and Stand By Me among others.

          • Trav

            Now, I don’t know much about the original drafts, but I hear the original director wanted to get rid of Bill’s stutter, and someone posted above that Richie was supposed to be Jewish, and Stan was supposed to be a goldfish. Also, there was some weird subplot between Pennywise and Al Marsh. Sounds like a lot of weird changes to me, and I’m glad a new crew came in.

          • Chip

            Geezus. Thats even worse than the draft I read, which was just reductionist and bland.

          • HipsterDoofus

            Breaking the mold of the ADHD world we live in. A trailer without a big jump scare, explosions, or some incidental big reveal is a nice change of pace for 2017.

        • HipsterDoofus

          Like Chip said, this is young boys to a T. Listening to my son chat with his buddies is almost identically this. Shit and fart jokes mixed with casual swearing because it’s cool and edgy. The same shrill pre-teen voices full of obnoxious banter. Keep in mind, they’ve got 3 more months of marketing to go. I thought this tease was perfect. Because it isn’t just a scary clown tale. It’s much deeper and this gives that impression, albeit vaguely. To be honest, I hope we never hear Pennywise’s voice in a trailer. I want the big reveal to be when I’m sitting in the theater. These short snippets are just enough to keep me wanting more without overexposing.

      • Georgie’s Arm

        King wrote Pennywise mostly as a scary looking clown, though. A ghostly image haunting Derry. It’s effectively creepy, so it should be fine if that aspect translates to film.

        • Chip

          I’d call it a 50/50 split. There are plenty times where his victims never see this form.

      • Saundra Seitz

        The original movie was very cheesy…not scary….this looks and reads very true to the book

      • Aaron Johnson

        I like Tim Curry as an actor. And he was fine in the miniseries, but I honestly don’t think he did all that much with the role. I can’t say I was scared of him like I was scared of the one in the book. He was just another wise-cracking bad guy. That was deep in the era of Freddy Krueger and his jokes. And how scary could an early 90s miniseries actually be? In my opinion, not very. The look of this new Pennywise has me taking notice. He has a doll-like creepy Victorian Harlequin vibe. I’m reserving any sort of judgment tho until I actually hear him speak.

        • Trav

          As someone who saw the miniseries as a child, and read the book years later, I naturally will always think of Tim Curry’s portrayal when I think of Pennywise. That was my first experience with this monster, and it scared me senseless as a child. The book is fantastic though, and while Curry’s performance as Pennywise is terrifying, the miniseries doesn’t provide the scares that the book does.

  • Georgie’s Arm

    Still looks gorgeous visually.

    Richie is perfect. Love the inclusion of his Pancho Vanilla voice.

    Chemistry between the kids looks promising. Really getting the vibe of having that summer vacation full of fun with your friends, like in the book.

    • Phendranah

      Yep! Exactly! Also, Eddie seems like he’s going to be a great character as well from this trailer 😀

      • Georgie’s Arm

        I agree. The shot of Mr Keene while Stan talks of monsters indicates we’re gonna get Eddie’s big moment of sacrifice, which makes him one of the deeper and more tragic characters in the book.

        • Mr. Nice Guy

          My memory is hazy… Didn’t he sacrifice himself while he was an adult?

          • Georgie’s Arm

            After he finds out his medicine is merely a placebo, he basically makes a deal with his mother to stay a hypochondriac if she will allow him his friendship with the Losers. They would’ve disbanded otherwise and It would have won.

          • Mr. Nice Guy

            Wait why would the club be disbanded if Eddie merely left?

          • Georgie’s Arm

            Well, the ka-tet would’ve been broken, weakening all of them. It’s heavily implied that there was magic in there being 7 of them. Plus, Eddie was their compass, leading them through the sewers.

          • Mr. Nice Guy

            I hope the film focuses on The Loser’s Club!

          • Georgie’s Arm

            The early script drafts, director’s comments and footage so far definitely point to the focus being heavily on the Losers’ character development.

          • Mr. Nice Guy

            Thats great! Then why did Fukunaga left?!

          • Georgie’s Arm

            He wanted to explore the sexual themes of the book. The studio disagreed with that, as it would’ve given the film an NC-17 rating, making it near impossible for a 30 million dollar movie to make a profit. Parents were also pulling their child actors out of the auditions due to the sexual content of his script. Fukunaga felt them necessary in the ‘offensive’ spirit of Stephen King, so he left when asked to cut this stuff.

            He also started to deviate more and more from the book in really strange ways. For example, this subplot revealing the relationship between Pennywise and Al Marsh:

            http://imgur.com/F8e5k4N

          • Mr. Nice Guy

            I can believe I may say this but… Fukunaga leaving might be a good thing?…

            “Parents were also pulling their child actors out of the auditions due to the sexual content of his script.”

            How true was that?

          • Georgie’s Arm

            They were posting about in on a forum for parents of child actors.

            http://imgur.com/QHHF6uU

          • Mr. Nice Guy

            Woah! I guess I owe WB an apology because Andres Muschietti’s vision looks aces!

          • Orlando Martinez Jr

            What draft of the script is that from? I’ve read the draft that has circulated a couple of times which was a draft from 2014 (one year before Fukunaga was set to start filming) and that is not in it. There is a fairly intense interaction between Bev and her dad but it’s not very sexual at all. From what Fukuanga has said the main disagreement between he and the studio was that he was more interested in the psychological aspect of the trauma these characters would go through from what they experienced dealing with IT. As well as more character depth and although he wanted horror and scares, he wanted to rely more on noises and what COULD be there. The studio wanted archetypes and scares as well as not wanting to offend their audience. Fukunaga makes the point that he doesn’t think you could do proper Stephen King and not be offensive. So rather than doing some mediocre, compromised film, he just walked away. But from what I’ve read in that draft and what I’ve seen in these trailers, they are keeping quite a bit of Cary and Chase’s script with some added things to appease a more general audience. Fukunaga would’ve knocked this fucking adaptation out of the park. I want this movie to be fantastic as much as everyone else. Muschietti is lucky to be able to go off as good of a script as Cary and Chase wrote.

          • Georgie’s Arm

            It’s from a later rewrite. It’s quite different from the 2014 one. You can’t really judge Fukunaga’s vision as he was going into production on that early draft. For example, he changed Richie into a closeted Jewish boy and Stan into a goldfish: http://imgur.com/IyLprJ2

            Muschietti’s lucky to have DOP Chung-Hoon Chung on his side. That should be an indication that they’re going for something more classy. From what I’ve heard the Muschietti’s fought very hard to make the movie what it is. Here are some of Andy’s (who himself walked away from The Mummy when the studio wanted to turn it from horror into a Tom Cruise family action adventure vehicle, BTW) comments on archetypes and generic scares, in case you’re interested:

            “The movie I pitched the studio is an elevated horror film that stays
            true to the essence of Stephen King’s book, yet bringing a few new
            elements to the story. I will direct a movie that is based on the
            Palmer-Fukunaga script with the addition of some ideas that reflect my vision of the movie. I cannot talk about the reasons why the studio and Cary parted ways but I can tell you, the depth and quality remains uncompromised. Trust me when I tell you, I wouldnt have stayed 10 minutes in this project if I thought that i would be held back from doing an elevated, original and truly horrifying movie. I’m a huge fan of Stephen King and this book and if I sensed that they wanted to mess with IT to favor a conventional horror spectacle I would have walked away. There is more to it than what you read in the press, and, for good or bad, a lot of nuances and details never go public. For now, I can tell you, bear with me, you’re not going to be disappointed, It’s going to be beep awesome.”

            “It is very hard to talk about someone else’s vision of a movie. The
            way Cary intended to execute the script is something that only he can talk about. I can say my version of IT highly emphasizes Pennywise’s most terrifying virtue which is it’s ability to materialize into your worst fear; I want to take people in a journey into Pennywise’s world through a disturbing, surrealistic and intoxicating experience that will leave nobody at ease.”

            “I empathize with your concerns and in fact I feel the same way. Rest assured our film will be very focused on the human drama. For me it would be unconceivable to tell a horror story that lacks a powerful emotional core. Every single one of the losers has a special place in my heart and I want to honor this by exploring their minds and hearts in depth, further than anyone ever did before. I think you won’t be disappointed. Cheers!”

            “I love IT as much as you and I feel very honored by being given the
            chance to adapt it the way it should. Do not be afraid. Nobody here
            wants to make an easy horror movie, I wouldn’t have stayed a minute if that was the deal. I’m here because I want to make a version that will blow people’s minds. Believe in it the way I do, you won’t be sorry! Cheers.”

          • Chip

            Oooookay. Between the draft I read, and now this, I really can’t see what the hell Fukunaga could have brought to this movie besides a gutsy attitude. Which is fine and all, but at the cost of eviscerating the core of the story?

            I never quite understood why some people reject Kubrick’s The Shining, but now I have something of an idea. But at least Kubrick had some solid ideas. This stuff just….eeeesh, why?

          • Orlando Martinez Jr

            DUDE!! Its crazy that you used that response from Andy regarding the script. He was actually responding to a question/concern that I had about the direction of the film. It was really cool that he was nice enough to respond to my concerns.

          • William Bibb

            Well clearly, it was bizarre why any director would want to “strive” for a NC-17 rating, though it was documented. Clearly the biggest controversy in that idea was two things….A child orgy scene may be better left to the imagination, and the only thing it could maybe bring to the movie is that it was illegal to show. Everything is important in the book, but maybe Fukunaga was having an off day and he forgot what to do, not knowing his ass from his elbow.(Maybe he is a creative pedophile)

            Anyway, the other thing is, we all know what torments children way worse than being in an orgy scene…say it with me…..BIG FLOPPY CLOWN SHOES. Heck if I worked with MPAA I would ban movie involving shoes too large and flexible.

            Maybe deep down, there is something I cant put finger on about casting for this movie with the kids. Its not the kids themselves, who all seem to fit perfectly. Its hard to explain. You are so used to kids always playing younger than they really are, these kids in this movie, compared to original seem too tiny and young and innocent something better to hang as a hood ornament on your car

          • Chip

            Did we read the same script then? Because the one i read pretty much stripped down all of the character’s to their most basic elements, and further reduced Pennywise into being just a clown that pops up everywhere and occasionally conjurs Georgie’s ghosts. I read that script a few weeks ago and felt sick to my stomach at how blase it was in it’s delivery.

    • Kim Morrison

      Richie’s glasses are giving me life in this trailer. His huge eyes are just perfect.

  • Chip

    This answers a lot of the concerns I had about the movie. Double psyched. I mean, I’m still miffed about Bill not having his stutter, but I can kinda let it go. The movie seems to be pretty strong still.

    On another note: FINALLY some Fantasy Horror! I haven’t seen something this…I don’t even have the words for since, Elm Street III and IV.

    • William Bibb

      He does have a stutter. I read in the news the first director took it out and the new director added it back in and also chjanged back character names to their original name

      • Chip

        Then they’re doing a LOT of of AR work to hide it in the promo material.

        • William Bibb

          someon4e asked about it in forum and it was said it was probably left out in trailer deliberately too make it flow easier which makes a little sense

        • Georgie’s Arm

          They are – producers have confirmed the stutter is in, but they did alternate takes for the trailer as not to disrupt the pacing.

          This storyboard shows it still being part of Bill’s arc:

          https://www.instagram.com/p/BIfhpUBj48_/

          • The Fucked Up

            He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.
            Classic stuff, I was really pissed off they were planning on taking it out. Glad it’s in, that single line brought both horror and relief to the scenes it was used in.

  • William Bibb

    They should throw in an original idea and have the clown shapeshift into the epitomy of evil. Pennywise transform into a clown car that opens up and Pennywise come out of the woodworks.

  • zombie84_41

    I’m ready.

  • DBZEROGRAVITY

    this looks so damn good

  • Trav

    Really excited about this. I’ve been meaning to look back at the miniseries, since I haven’t seen that since I was a kid. I still have questions about if Bill Skarsgard can portray Pennywise in the same terrifying way Tim Curry did, but at the same time, this looks darker and more accurate to the original source material than the miniseries was.

    • Chip

      I think that thinking is really going to set yourself up for disapointment. The Pennywise he portrayed was not exactly what the book had in mind. There’s arguments to be made that Skarsgard is already emulating some of Tim Curry’s body language and facial expressions though. Still, what should really be a hope is that this can be a role Skarsgard makes for himself.

      Then again, Jack Nickelson proved that sometimes people don’t want the book at all when it comes to King.

      • Trav

        True, it is unfair of me to compare Skarsgard’s performance to Curry’s performance. Maybe Skarsgard will pay tribute to Curry’s portrayal in some way, while adding his own style to the character. I also like how the trailers haven’t shown Pennywise speak or even do much yet. It really makes me intrigued to see the new Pennywise, and see what type of performance we are in for.

  • This looks even worse than Dark Tower.

  • Lee W Dalgleish

    This just looks so good! I’m so excited to see this. I loved the original as a kid but it’s not aged well. Tim Curry is the best thing about the original but it does have a TV movie feel about it now. It’ll be interesting to see how this new Pennywise will be, but the basement clip in the last trailer creeped me out. That gives me hope.

  • The Fucked Up

    If Heath Ledger was still around that would have been my number one choice for Pennywise. I mean, give him the suit, the weird bald head and orange-red hair, and the intensity with which he played the Joker and he would have been absolutely terrifying – and – still be able to sweet-talk a little kid into reaching into a storm drain.
    Skarsgard (from what I’ve seen him do in Hemlock Grove) would be no match.
    Guess we’ll have to see what he can bring, makes ya curious for the audition tape

    • HipsterDoofus

      I don’t see any correlation outside of clown makeup. The characters are infinitely different. Ledger’s legendary Joker performance was just that, a Joker performance. Besides vaguely similar aesthetics, they’re nothing alike on paper and require entirely different approaches. I prefer this out of the box thinking as oppose to, “What about that guy who played a clown before?” This is no particular knock on you, but I wish people weren’t always drowning in nostalgia. It’s the same people who were up in arms because Nicholson wasn’t asked to reprise Joker for Nolan’s Batman world. And look what happened…

      • The Fucked Up

        I get where you’re coming from, and I was hesitant to post this remark. People went completely nuts when Heath Ledger was picked to play Joker, no way that a pretty boy teen flick star could bring any gravitas or intensity to the role. And I hope to God that this will be the same kind of revelation and Skarsgard pulls it off or even knocks it out of the park. I do however like to think that my vision of seeing Ledger as Pennywise is more than mere nostalgia. Forget the suit and makeup and “let’s get an actor who played a clown before safe route” and look at the method behind his madness and the out of this world ferociousness that he displayed in that role. I really believe he could have been a phenomenal Pennywise. We’ll see how Skarsgard does but his shots in the trailer don’t convince me at all. Too young, too much “pretending to be evil”

        • HipsterDoofus

          My excitement comes from things I’ve read. He’s very much into the character, to the point the first time he met the child actors, he was in outfit and character. If it lends to the same way Ledger approached Joker, I think we could be in for another iconic performance. But we’ll see…That being said, and this all stemming from subjective opinion, I enjoy his look in that he looks timeless. To me, he could be 26 years old or 260 years old. His face is youthful, but the cracked outlines throughout the skull with the makeup come across as weathered. Again, that’s just me, and we’ll see what direction it goes soon enough.

          • Trav

            To be fair, being into the character doesn’t always equal a great performance. Sticking to the topic of Joker performances, take the example of Jared Leto. Rumor is that he never broke character when on the set, and did some really weird things to his cast mates in the process. This got people excited because they thought Leto would have an even more iconic portrayal of Joker than Heath Ledger. Now, I haven’t seen Suicide Squad, but judging from the reaction from people I know who saw it, and online, Leto’s performance was really underwhelming. To be fair, I’ve also heard some say his portrayal is cooler than Ledgers, but I find that REALLY hard to believe. Anyway, I’m excited to see what Skarsgard brings to the table. I think he will be much better than the original casting of Will Poulter, who never hit me as someone who would make a good Pennywise.

          • nicholasmwalker

            i’ll go to bat for leto. i thought he was amazing in the role. i don’t think people were underwhelmed by his performance… they just wanted the same joker from dark knight and his was completely different.

          • Santos L Halper

            I would agree with that. I didn’t care for SS or for that version of the Joker but it certainly wasn’t because of Leto’s performance

    • Chip

      This just tends to be distracting when it’s done. I mean, look at Haley as Freddy Krueger. The similarity in style to Rorschach was so utterly distracting that it did no favors for an already bad movie.

      • The Fucked Up

        Oh definitely! Haley as Krueger was a casting (and acting) abomination, Krueger is first and foremost a fucking sleazebag and Haley missed that mark by miles. I guess it’s just me seeing Ledger as the ultimate Pennywise (and what a revelation it would have been without having seen his Joker beforehand).
        “You wanna know how I got these balloons? My father was a clown.. and… a fiend uuuh demon”
        Nevermind I’ll just have another beer and hope for a surprise from Skarsgard 🙂

    • Frank Gambino

      yes!! he woulda been an awesome pennywise!

    • heebum

      I just can’t believe they brought back old Heath, got him to audition, and then gave him the role of Stan… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9818623fec90d8952b562151433b3c21427f30be5fe958deece903ff71cec33c.png

      • The Fucked Up

        Epic

  • nicholasmwalker

    i want this to be the best movie of the summer

    • Phendranah

      If you enjoy it more than anything else at the time, then it is 🙂

  • Jfnvoorhees

    If this movie is a block buster or at least one in it’s own right..i kinda hope they do other rated R takes on some of the made for tv movies they did…like sliver bullet..but back to IT..very much looking forward to this movie and next part

    • I would still like a real adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot.

      • Hank_Scorpio

        Salem’s Lot and Silver Bullet. I like what you guys are thinking…..

        • Jfnvoorhees

          Maybe ..maybe a pet semetery but idk..first one was good so don’t truly feel it needs a remake…read most of the nook and can see a lot has been left out..also feel that they need to stop worrying about not making the movies long l…if they r scared ppl won’t sit through it…just look back st titanc…if the movie is good, ppl will stay. So if ur going to do a movie on a book just put it all in..more or less but enough to do any book movie justice

  • Oh fuck yeah. Bring it. This can’t come soon enough.

  • hiiiiii

    SO READY FOR THIS!

  • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

    So much excitement for something that looks average at best to me. It feels like Blair Witch all over again around here (minus “the blurb”).

    • Chip

      Average implies we’ve seen this before. When was the last time you saw a horror movie with this kind of a vibe?

      • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

        And what vibe is that exactly? The only vibe I’m getting is that it’s looking to be yet another formulaic Hollywood-ified horror movie. Use the book for the basic story/characters/setting but make it more hip (check), jam it full of more jump scares (check), tone everything down to pg-13 levels (that it has an R is likely because that’s the cool thing to do right now. Probably just pointlessly cuss enough to hit the R quota as this clip seems to suggest). Possibly replace the too-silly-for-a-horror-movie/general-audiences Turtle drug trip with an all-knowing teacher (“Mr. Xavier Position”) that tells the kids what It really is and how to fight back.

        So, what was the last one of those I saw? I just watched Rings last weekend I guess. As mediocre as expected

        • Chip

          Yeah, you didn’t get all that from this trailer.
          1. There are no “Jumo Scares” here. Jumps scares by the modern formula are based on bringing in a loud noise with no set up. The two you’re accusing (Pennywise showing up in the sewer, and the balloon pop) are set up and tension release, which are valid forms of scaring the audience.
          2. Uh, we don’t have a rating yet.
          3. These characters sound average for 80s kids. Nothing cool or edgy about bad impressions or hypochondriac ranting.
          4. You’re just throwing in suppositions for most of this shit.

          Go away.

          • Damn. Sorry Jimmy but, you’ve been DRAGGED! I agree completely. It’s eyes scare me. That’s enough reason for me to see it lol

          • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

            Is “dragged” a thing now? 😉 I fail to see how that happened regardless.

            Never meant to stop anyone from seeing it (hell, I’m goin to regardless of how much worse it gets to lookin before release)… I just don’t get the high expectations based off what has been shown is all. There’s bits and pieces from the trailers that I like, but more red flags and things that I don’t.

          • Chip

            Honestly? I think most are in my camp: This is the first attempt to do 80s fantasy horror since…well the 80s. I think we’re kind of sick of post modern, and we’re definitely sick of the nihilistic stark styles of recent horror. This movie may get in touch with something along the lines of fairy tales, and that inherent fear we have as children, and still have when we grow up. The book, and hopefully the movie, has more to it than just “Ooga Booga” monsters. It’s really a story about coming of age.

          • Trav

            I definitely relate to the idea that this will tap into my childhood fears. I didn’t watch Friday the 13th, Halloween, or Nightmare on Elm Street until I was a teenager, so Freddy, Jason, or Micheal Myers simply don’t put the same fear in me that Pennywise does. I was introduced to Pennywise at a very young age. It’s that child like fear that has me excited to see this as an adult, because I think this movie might scare me in a way that other modern day horror movies simply cant, at least not to the same extent.

          • Jimmy Cthulhuhan


            2. Whether or not it gets it, they’ve been marketing it as an R since before there was even a finalized script.
            3. Didn’t mean anything about how the kids acted (though you read my mind, I do hate most children). That there is language at all in a trailer (a bit of irony that it happened to air on MTV) was the point there, as support for my theory of the gimmicky R.
            4. Well, yea. ~woosh~ We’re talkin “vibes” based on trailers here…
            … 1. Come on now, that’s just sad.

            Next time, take the playful jab and explain your side of things… don’t immediately go full huggies in a knot.

            (though that seems to be the method of reply to every comment not showering praise around here)

          • Chip

            You weren’t being playful. You sounded like you wanted to be a wet blanket on everyone’s enthusiasm.
            So I’ll play nice.

            2. There are child deaths in this movie. Straight up. Even if it’s all implied and exposition, that’s going to shove this right out of the territory where any parent is going to let their kids see this. Even a slasher movie is more comfortable, since those are late teens or adults in danger.
            3. This isn’t gimicky. This is almost word for word from the book, give or take some adjustments, since this movie is set in the 80s rather than the 50s. With that said, you were a kid. You swore. Don’t pretend you didn’t.
            4. Alright. I’ll exchange vibes for Camera Work and Atmosphere. This movie has it in spades thanks to the same director of cinematography as Old Boy. This movie is dripping with the kind of atmosphere that really made the Elm Street movies work, and I’m digging the psuedo-fairy tail vibe..
            1. Yes. I’m ashamed of that Jumo. I’ll forever keep it as a reminder of my shame. : / curse it all!!!!

          • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

            Me, being called not playful… oh man that’s a first, saving this for evidence.

            So, ok, since we’re back to being reasonable… I’ll agree that it looks well enough shot and all that. I wouldn’t say everything looks good (cg balloon looked like a PS1 era cinematic, still do not like the overly “evil” Killer Klown makeup at all), but I’ll give it that overall.

            Not what I meant about #1 though… not gonna hold a simple typo against anyone (maybe have fun with it at worst)… that you’re trying to defend the scares as not being jump scares was what I’m talkin about. A balloon popping is pretty much the oldest jump in the book. Face popping up in sewer, sudden boogy-woogy charge/scream at the screen. Thems jump scares. That there is a “tense” build up… that IS the cliche. Actual out-of-nowhere super cheap jump scares are pretty damn rare, even Hollywood doesn’t stump that low very often. Even cats need their crescendo cue to jump.

          • Chip

            *Head tilts* You…are aware this is based on a book, right? The sewer scene is what kicks off the main events in that novel. There is no way you can do an adaption of IT and not do it the way its done in the book. Also, the jump scare still needs to be “There and gone”. Pennywise sticks around, and actually reels back his scariness, turning the concept of a jump scare on it’s head. The reason this highlights the beginning is because ANYONE who knows about IT knows that scene. Its the damned cover for some editions of the novel. You as the audience know he’s going to hurt Georgie, but little Georgie’s naivete and trust in the smiling clown is what leads him within reach and CRUNCH. From there, if this film goes the way I hope it does, will go the extra level and use a lot of sound and obscured imagery to imply probably the most gruesome or disturbing child death in a horror film since The Blob.

            I dunno what you’ve been watching, but a LOT of films recently have been doing the Out of Nowhere Jumps. Between the Blumhouse/Conjuring stuff and that god awful Nightmare on Elm Street Remake, I’m sick to the teeth of it.

            This is New Line Films. Give credit where it’s due: Its the house that Freddy Built, and while it’s had it’s ups and down, it has a pedigree well above other horror studios. I would not be surprised if they’re looking at IT as a test run to see if this film’s style can be applied to resurrecting the Elm Street franchise, since obvious PD’s take utterly failed to impress anyone.

          • Jimmy Cthulhuhan

            I could nitpick the fact that the book does play the drain scene a bit differently, but it doesn’t matter. And yes, those were the some of the examples I was gonna give for the “pure” jump scares as well, heh. But now I think I get your pov at least. I still don’t agree much, but what can ya do.

            That said, I’ll be a pompous ass and state that I’m usually pretty dead on about these things! (Disregarding anything James Wan related anyways, people love that dude for reasons I can’t understand. And Ti West, but I’m fairly 50/50 with the general public on that one)

  • Chip

    After reading through 3/4ths of the book, and seeing a reference to The Billy Goat’s Gruff tale for the third or fourth time, I think I can put my finger on what they’re going for this movie. Unlike Curry’s Pennywise, which feels like a riff on some real life serial killers, Skarsgard’s portrayal feels like a fairy tail creature. There’s a certain “Dark whimsy” that underlies what we’ve seen so far. I’m digging it the more I think about it.

    • Bla Blah

      I think its intentionally. I read they went for a classic, medevial Europe inspired look for the clown, so I think that’s where it comes from, at least in terms of the outfit.

  • I’ve watched BOTH trailers at least a 100 times. I am SO ready for this!!!! We all know summer goes by quickly, so September will be knocking in no time. Still, my soul hurts waiting for this.

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