Watch the Terrifying First Trailer for Stephen King’s ‘It’

The trailer for the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s literary classic “It” is sure to give you coulrophobia.

Warner Bros. released the terrifying first footage of the film on Wednesday — a day after the creepy poster reveal. If the broken projector scene or closing gutter shot doesn’t make you afraid of clowns, nothing will.


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The New Line pic, from “Mama” director Andy Muschietti, stars “Hemlock Grove” actor Bill Skarsgard as the evil clown Pennywise. “Stranger Things” breakout Finn Wolfhard, “Midnight Special’s” Jaeden Lieberher, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor play some of the terrorized children.

Tim Curry portrayed the iconic clown in the 1990 miniseries. Like Curry, Skarsgard’s demon carries around a red balloon, as the trailer promises “You’ll float, too.”

The teaser opens on a rainy day as Pennywise lures a little boy into a storm drain after the kid’s paper boat floats into it. His brother — Lieberher’s Bill — and a group of his friends create the Losers Club to get to the bottom of Georgie’s disappearance as more and more children begin to vanish in the town of Derry, Maine.

“It” creeps into theaters on Sept. 8.

Here’s the movie poster below.

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  1. William Jones says:

    I say BOO!

    There is nothing wrong with the original “IT”. It follows the book by more than this one appears to.

    They screwd up the original “Shining” and I’d hate to see them do it again. King doesn’t need the money.

    K/H D

  2. rossmitchell says:

    The it remake looks good going to buy the original at the weekend ive never seen it it looks like stand by me but with a killer klown

  3. Jack Atherton says:

    “It” was the most terrifying book I ever read.

  4. Movie lover says:

    One of the best and most effective trailers in years. Looking forward to it!

  5. durg says:

    Child acting has come such a long way this decade…..

  6. whitesmithee says:

    “…a carbon copy of the Stranger Things vibe.” Lol. Not to knock Stranger Things, because it is a great show. But one of the keys to its success is how well it pulled off the Stephen King vibe.

  7. Nas says:

    Exactly what I expected, generic and filled with loud jump scares. Terrifying my butt.

  8. King Fan says:

    Hope the flick omits the stupid spider-thing that marred the ending of the (very long) book.

  9. LOL says:

    This director sucks.

  10. K says:

    How are they going to handle the part where all the kids have sex?

  11. You'll Critique Too says:

    LOL at all the armchair critics, out in full force it seems.

  12. Hank The Builder says:

    Stranger Things Season 3? Looks like a carbon copy of the shows vibe, right down the shameless clone like casting of the kids. Boo.

  13. T2 says:

    “You’ll float too?” What happened to “we all float down here” – much creepier.

  14. Bill B. says:

    I don’t see how it could be considered terrifying when it was a terrifying book nor a terrifying mini-series. Many of King’s books are good and/or entertaining. This one was not. Just silly.

  15. Chris says:

    Actually, at this point, it looks silly and full of horror movie cliches–cute children as screaming devils, children inexplicably going into dark, scary rooms/tunnels/houses with weak flashlights and clowns.

  16. Robbie says:

    Honey, I’m not really sure you understand the meaning of “terrifying,” cause that ain’t it. “Hyperbole” you have down pat, though.

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