If you’ve been hearing about the forthcoming big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s It and wondering if it’s for you, we’re here to help. First, be aware that it features a frightening clown and a group of vulnerable children in danger, so if either of those elements sound off-putting to you, we suggest choosing another movie at the multiplex.
The clown known as Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) is an entity that preys upon the children of Derry, Maine, every 27 years. This clip introduces the character, interacting with Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott), a young boy who is in search of a lost boat.
Things get more diabolical from there. Parents, especially, should bear in mind that the movie is rated R for “violence/horror, bloody images, and for language.”
After certain children begin to go missing, other young people help to search for them, as can be seen in this clip featuring Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Finn Wolfhard.
What, exactly, is attacking the town of Derry and why? Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer and Chosen Jacobs are featured in the clip below, talking about what’s been happening.
There, that wasn’t so bad, was it? The sun was shining in the park and it looked like a beautiful day. Yet, admittedly, even in that bucolic setting, something sinister is definitely lurking nearby.
The theme of facing your fears is addressed further in the video below, featuring director Andy Muschietti and author Stephen King.
Muschietti says it’s an “emotional and terrifying” experience, while King says he thinks his fans will really enjoy it. Get your tickets now. It opens on September 8.