IT is just around the corner. The Stephen King adaptation has become one of the most anticipated films of the year and for good reason. I’ve seen the film and offered my early opinions, but many folks haven’t gotten the chance to see a whole lot of the movie. Well, you’ve got your chance now.
Three new clips have made their way online. Don’t watch them if you want to stay completely unspoiled. But, if you want a little something to whet your appetite, dig in.
This is the classic scene from the novel that everyone knows: Georgie Denbrough meets Pennywise the Dancing Clown. It’s worth noting that this clip is heavily edited. The entirety of the scene is much longer with a lot more creepy exchanges between Georgie and Pennywise. But, this gives you an idea of what Bill Skarsgård is doing with the role of Pennywise. Trust me, this is only a small taste. This role is going to turn him into a horror icon.
“I Don’t Want to Go Missing”
Here we have Bill Denbrough, Richie Tozier, Eddie Kaspbrak, and Stan Uris investigating one of the sewer pipes in Derry, Maine. They discover a sneaker that belongs to one of the missing children, Betty Ripsom. We get a sense of how these kids interact with each other, and you can see that these are genuinely great actors. You’re going to fall in love with the Losers’ Club.
“This Town is Cursed”
This last clip brings together the entire Losers’ Club. We see Beverly Marsh, Mike Hanlon, and Ben Hanscom gathered with the others as they begin to figure out exactly what IT really is. We also get an interesting wrinkle in the story: Richie is afraid of clowns. This is a new element that the movie introduces, but it actually makes some thematic sense. Richie is a jokester by nature, so having him be scared of clowns does offer some bit of self-reflection. Plus, it means Pennywise doesn’t have to do much shape-shifting when he decides to hunt down Richie
IT will open in theaters on September 8. Don’t miss this one on opening weekend. It’s gonna be a blast.