It begins with Georgie.. the poor boy who simply wants to float his boat down the street and encounters Pennywise the Dancing Clown. The images in the newest IT remake trailer are horrific.. they also appear to showcase that the film, directed by Andrés Muschietti is keeping true to the book written by Stephen King last century. Tim Curry did it best. But maybe–just maybe–there is hope with the new IT being released in September.
The rest of the trailer showcases the loser’s club.. and the seemingly invincible Pennywise, who is from a long ago place and time and not of earth, and manifests in whatever form a child fears.
There are so many things you can take from the trailer.. first, innocence lost. Childhood endangered by a clown prince of horror… Bullies… losers.. parents who disbelieve.
And the ancient and old fact that clowns, for all their laughter and horns, are the scariest creatures on the face of the planet..
Over the coming months I will have a lot more thoughts on the new IT remake, clowns, the generation that feared clowns because of Stephen King, and a whole lot more.
But for now.. enjoy the trailer.. as it floats by in real time and FTP on the computer.. safely in your hand or room.. Because Pennywise lurks…