Watch a New Trailer for Stephen King’s ‘It’

Get ready to remember why clowns are absolutely terrifying

Ladies and gentleman, steel yourselves: Pennywise is back, and thanks to digital innovation the kid-eating clown is more nightmare-inducing than ever. I’ll never forget my first time watching the 1990 miniseries mistakenly thinking I was in for the more wholesome King adaptation, Stand By Me. Boy, was I in for a hell of a surprise (and my parents did not enjoy me asking if I could sleep in their bed for the next month).

All the way back in 2012, it was announced that director Cary Fukunaga (you know, Beasts of No Nation / the guy who won the True Detective credit/blame game) would helm a new big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel. But soon enough Fukunaga was out (except for a script credit) and Andrés Muschietti (2013’s Mama) was in. Now, after a long five-year wait, the remake — or the first half of it anyway — is almost here.

It: Part 1 — The Losers Club is due to hit theaters in September, and the first teaser trailer has just dropped. So, what do we know? Bill Skarsgård is playing Pennywise, and from the looks of this clip he’s having no problem living up to Tim Curry’s petrifying legacy. Also, Stranger Things fans rejoice! Finn Wolfhard (aka Mike) plays Richie Tozier, one of the “Loser Club” misfits.

Let the countdown to September 8th begin, and in the meantime, don’t follow any red balloons!

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