Pennywise IT

Everyone who became terrified of clowns from that classic gutter scene in the miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ will be thrilled to hear that it will be coming back and we’ve got the teaser image for it.

The original novel had the scene being quite a bit darker where we read exactly how young Georgie died which the scene was cut away from on screen. Director Andrés Muschietti has a hard R-rating on this one, and we know he is trying to get a little closer to the source material, so we’ll see if this ends up being one of the goriest scenes that frightened an entirely new generation away from clowns.

First off, if you haven’t read the novel let me share with you a couple of lines from this scene which will have you wondering what you missed:

George’s shoulder socked against the cement of the sub and Dave Gardener, who had stayed home from his job at The Shoeboat that day because of the flood, saw only a small boy in a yellow rain slicker, a small boy who was screaming and writhing in the gutter with muddy water surfing over his face and making his screams sound bubbly.

“Everything down here floats,” that chucking, rotten voice whispered, and suddenly there was a ripping noise and a flaring sheet of agony, and George Denbrough knew no more.

So, a little harsher than what you may have originally seen. Now for the letdown. This first still looks as if a little bit of photoshop magic was worked on it, so I’m not sure if this is conveying the full depth of that horror we felt, but I’ll let you decide:


The scene in the original film was quite a bit tamer and then it cut to the funeral so you while you know why his older brother gets involved, it doesn’t pack quite the punch as King’s original words. Still, a bit freaky and for the time period it was released it was one of the main reasons that many still hate clowns to this day:

What do you think of the gutter shot in this promo? Will it be an accurate representation of what we’re in store for or will the trailer give us all chills? Share your thoughts below!

Stephen King’s ‘It’ opens in movie theaters everywhere on September 8th, 2017!

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!