You would think that the original horror movie that brought Stephen King’s Pennywise to life on the big screen would be a nightmare that couldn’t be topped.
You would be very, very, very wrong about that, if the latest look at It is any indication.
Our first glimpses of the killer clown and the kids who dodge his lethal clutches were scary enough, but now that the first full trailer is here, it’s official: The new Pennywise, with his sharper teeth, sharper claws, and eerier eyes, is more or less on a personal mission to make sure you never go near the curb on any typical street ever again.
The narration from the top is enough to send a chill down your spine: “You think that you’ll always be protected and cared for. Then, one day, you realize that’s not true.”
To refresh, It follows a group of friends in Derry, Maine, a town plagued by the mysterious disappearances of children — including young Georgie, a kid who made the mistake of letting his newspaper boat float down the wrong gutter. They soon come face to face with Pennywise, the bloodthirsty clown who calls Derry’s sewers home, and from there we’re treated to a number of godawful images that involve too many clowns to count, sinks spewing blood, and plenty of other terrible things.
It hits theaters on September 8, 2017. Good luck getting a good night’s sleep before then, though.