5 Reasons We Cant Wait to See IT

05 Sep 2017

Ever since IT’s September 8 release date was announced, our imaginations have been running wild wondering how this classic Stephen King novel will look on the big screen. It’s not a good sign, seeing as in Derry, imaginations tend to get you in trouble...

When people start going missing in this idyllic town, a gang of outcast kids called the Losers Club take on the challenge of fighting ‘IT’, the big, bad monster that plays with imaginations and takes the form of the truly terrifying clown Pennywise. With a stellar cast and what is perhaps the creepiest big screen villain of all time, IT promises to be a scary affair – and we can’t wait.
BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise

All that 80s nostalgia

Set in the summer of 1989, IT takes place as the world prepares to put down the hairspray and usher in the era of grunge. The 80s were a sweet, simpler time and the nostalgia at least takes the edge off this otherwise terrifying tale. Expect to be welcomed into the age of neighbourhood bike rides, oversized spectacles and tube socks pulled up to the ankle.

The Losers Club

If we’re going to follow anyone on a frightening journey, we’re glad it’s the Losers Club. The kids that make up this rag-tag bunch are each dealing with personal and social struggles that we all can relate to, and there’s nothing more heartening than seeing them overcome their fears and take down the bullies – even if they do come face-to-face with a haunting clown along the way.

WYATT OLEFF as Stanley Uris, FINN WOLFHARD as Richie Tozier, CHOSEN JACOBS as Mike Hanlon, JAEDEN LIEBERHER as Bill Denbrough, SOPHIA LILLIS as Beverly Marsh and JEREMY RAY TAYLOR as Ben Hascomb in New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
The Losers Club

That cast!

We fell in love with Finn Wolfhard as the leader of the pack in Stranger Things, so we’re doubly excited to see him facing equally strange situations in IT, this time as wise-cracking Richie. Bill Skarsgård undergoes a horrifying transformation to become Pennywise, so much so that we barely recognise him. If his performance is half as creepy his outfit, our excitement for IT just reached whole new heights.

Pennywise is scarier than ever

Take one look at the trailer for IT and it’s hard not to be horrified and intrigued by gruesome clown Pennywise. Director Andy Muschietti has said that Skarsgård’s portrayal of Stephen King’s hideous baddie has a sort of childish sweetness to him that’s quick to turn sour, so we’re positive this Pennywise will bring all the thrills and chills we’ve been waiting for.

BILL SKARSGÅRD as Pennywise in New Line Cinema's horror thriller "IT," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Bring on the fear

Speaking of thrills and chills, when it comes to seeing IT, we’re most excited to get scared. There’s the fear of creepy clowns, of course, but what’s perhaps even scarier about the being known as ‘IT’ is just that – it’s just an ‘It’. It can take the form of anything, multiplying all the ways It can terrify us, including those we didn’t even know. When it comes to the ways in which IT will freak us out, the possibilities are endless. And we couldn’t be more excited.

All that’s left to do is sit back and prepare to get scared. With Pennywise, that’s just about guaranteed.

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