The mind of Stephen King is truly a dark and frightening place. From novels like The Stand to The Shining King has routinely succeeded in scaring the crap out of his readers. But arguably one of his most terrifying stories has to be his 1986 classic, It.
Taking place in the fictional town of Derry, Main, It follows the lives of Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Richie Tozier, Eddie Kasbrak, Mike Hanlon, and Stan Uris; seven outcasts that find a common bond in their own social exclusions and go on to form a private club known as, “The Losers Club.” Their bond is what helps protect them when they encounter a timeless evil that lurks in the city’s sewage pipes and personifies itself as Pennywise the clown.
After a successful launch in 1986 the novel was later brought to the big screen in 1990 with a 3 hour miniseries that starred Tim Curry as the blood thirsty demonic clown, Pennywise. The mixture of dark humor and unbridled evil definitely assisted with the wetting of more than a few beds and set off cases of Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) like wild fire.
Now twenty seven years after the original film, It has been remade and the results looks absolutely terrifying.
Check out the extended trailer below.