Along with an uptick in the scary-clown footage, the latest trailer for Stephen King’s It gives us a better overview of the film’s plot. And yes, Pennywise is super creepy. Your childhood fear of clowns is about to be awakened.
The new trailer starts with establishing shots of the small fictional town in Maine, with a chilling narration from a teenage boy. “When you’re a kid, you think the universe revolves around you and that you’ll always be protected,” he says. “You don’t know the monsters are getting closer until it’s too late.”
Back in the ’90s, the horror miniseries Stephen King’s It caused quite a stir at my primary school. It caused many kids to develop an unusual fear of clowns. It received generally positive reviews from critics and television viewers. Tim Curry’s performance as “Pennywise” received high praise for capturing the novel’s portrayal of the character. Now Stephen King hopes to bring that same fear back to life with a new film, It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club.
It creeps into theatres in September.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.