The First Trailer For ‘IT’ Will Renew Your Fear of Clowns

when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too–’ Stephen King.

Coulrophobia is the word that described the phobia of clowns and the 1990 miniseries of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, IT did not help alleviate that fear. Tim Curry’s portrayal of the demonic, slick-talking Pennywise stands as one of the iconic figures of horror movies and nightmares. As with the recent trend in cinema, many beloved movies are subject to remakes which come with mixed results. If we are going to be technical, Could Pennywise be even more terrifying without sacrificing what make the novel and miniseries scary in the first place? Much to our happiness, the first trailer for It: Part 1 – The Losers’ Club does not disappoint.

The IT film adaptation has been in talks since 2009 with Cary Fukahara (True Detective) initially attached to direct. After his departure, Andrés Muschietti (Mama) took over the project. If you have ever seen Mama, (please do! it’s a good movie), then the style of these clips would be familiar to you. Particularly, the paper airplane scene when Georgie Denbrough (Jackson Robert Scott) meets his demise by IT (Bill Skarsgård). The tone and color, the grey of the the thunderstorm is enhanced to match the tone of how the scene will play out. (It won’t be good for poor Georgie.)

Within the small town of Derry, Maine, kids and adults are going missing like crazy thanks to our lovable, neighborhood demon. A horror trailer’s prototypical scares are shown within the projector scene where all the losers gather round to reminisce about Georgie and the sink with Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis) being engulfed by some black goo. 29 Neibolt Street, the home of the demon himself gets a more decrepit and decayed update and our favorite red balloon makes numerous appearances as well.

One of the noticeable things in the short trailer is that you only get glimpses of what IT looks like. You don’t hear his voice. There have been pictures at this point, but you do not really get to see the full face or devilish grin. That’s fine. This is only the first trailer and one of the problems of modern-day horror teasers is that they give away too much. Although many people are familiar with the story, you want to build some intrigue being that this is the first time that Pennywise will be on the theater screen.

Watching the first trailer, so far, so good. Everything seems to be on the right track and all we needed is two minutes of intrigue and terror. So, whose ready for September 8?

Main Photo Credit: Warner Brothers Pictures


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Author: Murjani Rawls View all posts by
Journalist, Self-published author of five books, podcast host, and photographer since 2014, Murjani Rawls has been stretching the capabilities of his creativity and passions, Rawls has as a portfolio spanning through many mediums including music, television, movies, and more. Operating out of the New York area, Rawls has photographed over 200+ artists spanning many genres, written over 700 articles ranging displaying his passionate aspirations to keep evolving as his years in media continue.

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