TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 27, 2017
If you're anything like me, you've probably avoided every single incarnation of Stephen King's IT. I never read the book or saw the 1990 mini-series because clowns are the most terrifying things on earth, and making a clown overtly evil is stacking the deck a bit. It's like a spider with an uzi or a shark with arms to make eating you easier.
Nevertheless, I know there are a lot of horror hounds out there and they're eager to see this upcoming adaptation of IT, directed by the guy who made 2013's Mama, which was admittedly much better than it had any right to be. Taking over for Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise is Bill Skarsgård—brother to Alexander and son to Stellan—which is fine because it's not like you need a name to play an evil clown. Perhaps the most exciting person involved is co-screenwriter Cary Fukunaga, who directed the entire first season of True Detective. Beyond him, it's a bunch of nobodies.
I can't imagine this trailer won't scare the crap out of you, whether you're coulrophobic like me or not. It's really horrifying without any of the subtext from the novel, so imagine how much scarier it will be once you get to see it all in context. Enjoy it without me, though, as I'll be home watching movies that don't involve scary killer clowns. IT hits the fan and theaters on September 8.