Movies || New Trailer has My Hopes Up for IT

I've never been much of a Stephen King fan - the only novel I could manage to get through from cover to cover was 'The Shining', and only because I hadn't seen the movie first. His novel 'It' I have not read but I have seen the film and while it had its scary moments, it's not on the top of my list of scary films. It just felt too long for me, the slow parts drawing attention from the jump scares and tension. I've never been afraid of clowns either (although I was freaked out my mealworms until very recently).

But... the new trailer for the remake of the miniseries was released and it looks amazing! I have high hopes that the film will change my perception of the story. I was concerned at first that 'It' would be a duology, but splitting the series into two different moments in time is a good idea for reasons of tension. Producer Roy Lee also mentioned that the second film may be done from the characters' point of view when they are adults, depending on the first film's reception, so maybe it will add something new to the story most people know.

I also think that the new take on the clown form as being entirely in control of his evil, with perfect makeup, instead of making do at the bottom of the sewers, all dirty and greasy, will make it more frightening. He is busy with his routine and knows exactly what he's doing. Bill Skarsgård looks excellent as Pennywise, too.

The trailer is below. What do you think of it?

Did you know?

Hundreds of clown sightings took place from August 2016 and they have still not been fully explained. Some believe the clowns were marketing stunts for Rob Zombie's '31' or the remake of 'It', but no one has claimed responsibility. Some believe it may simply be mass hysteria or mischievous elements in society.

Will Poulter, most recently seen in 'The Revenant' with Leonardo DiCaprio, was originally cast as Pennywise.

'Coulrophobia' is not recognised as the official term for a fear of clowns.

John Wayne Gacy invented the character 'Pogo the Clown' when performing at charitable services. He also murdered 33 boys and men in six years before he was convicted in 1980. He was on death row until 1994.


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