I'm not familiar with the novel, but I'm quite excited about the potential for a two-part, large-scale horror masterpiece. It is reported to only be Part 1 of the story, which will follow the Losers' Club and their first encounter with Bill Skarsgard's Pennywise in the 1980s. If all goes well at the box office, Part 2 will follow the adult version of these characters as they face their demons in the modern day. I love the idea of ambitious horror projects, which makes the failure of films like A Cure for Wellness all the more disappointing. However, considering the popularity of the source material and the strength of this trailer (which immediately went viral), I'm guessing that It will be a fairly monumental success. This is an excellent piece of studio marketing, one that conveys a sense of mystery and intrigue while also scaring the hell out of you. It feels like a scarier, bloodier mix of Stranger Things and Super 8, which is something that is right up my alley. The design of Pennywise is genuinely intimidating and there are some masterful shots in this trailer. All in all, I'm sold. This looks like a macabre, delightfully creepy horror film, and I can't wait to see more.
It will begin to scare audiences on September 8.
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