It, Stephen King, New Line Cinema

(Courtesy of New Line Cinema)

New Line Cinema presents the terrifying official trailer of It, the horror movie based on the bestselling Stephen King novel. Be scared of clowns all over again before this scream-inducing thriller from director Andy Muschietti (Mama) makes it ways onto theaters this September.

In the adaptation of the horror novel, children are suddenly disappearing in the town of Derry, Maine. The neighborhood kids have to band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard). They will soon realizing they are fighting an evil clown, whose very history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Check out our 5 thoughts on the It trailer:

5) Don’t Expect A Repeat

This isn’t a remake of the ‘90s TV miniseries as actor Bill Skarsgard explains to Bloody-Disgusting, “Tim Curry’s performance is understandably iconic, still, but the whole [miniseries], to me, at least, felt like something that might be worth a remake of, or rather, a re-adaptation, is kind of how I want to see the film. It’s not a remake of the TV show or the original miniseries, but it’s a re-adaptation of Stephen King’s book.”

4) The Opening Narration

I think for fans of the book, we hear the character, Bill “Stuttering” “Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), but no one calls him by name. Part 1 will be told from the children’s point-of-view, just like in the book. Part 2 hasn’t gone into production yet and the actors playing the adult roles haven’t been announced yet.

3) You’ll Float Too!

Notice how the drums beat to a crescendo and the music hits its high notes as the undead Georgie Denbrough (Jackson Robert Scott) repeats maniacally, “You’ll float too!” I really hope this sound technique is used in the feature film and not just the trailer.

2) Stranger Things!

Finn Wolfhard has become recognizable to audiences thanks to his charismatic performance as Mike Wheeler  in Stranger Things. Wolfhard now plays the class clown Richie Tozier, who does horrible impressions as a young boy. When he grows up, Richie becomes a famous comedian unable to hide from his past.

1) The Best Scare!

Not only does Wolfhard get the best scene in the trailer, he gets the most terrifying too. Trapped in a room full of clown dolls, Richie finds himself face-to-face with Pennywise. See if you can spot the homage to Tim Curry lurking in the background among the clown dolls.

It hits theaters everywhere on September 8th, 2017.

– By Jorge Solis