Stephen King’s iconic clown, Pennywise, also known as “It,” who was responsible for striking fear in many children upon the release of the horror novel “It” is heading his way towards modern audiences this September.
The film portrays a group of neighborhood friends, led by 14-year-old actor Jaeden Liberher, who encounter the terrifying clown, played by Bill Skarsgård, as they try to solve the disappearance of other young children in the neighborhood, including that of the protagonists’ younger brother, George.
Pennywise, responsible for the disappearances, greets the children with his iconic pointed smile and colorful, yet disturbing, ensemble, ready to prey on new meat.
In their strive to be the heroes of the story and find the missing children, as well as prevent future disappearances, the pack of friends tries to hold on to their bravery all the while enduring the terrorizing antics of Pennywise as well as neighborhood bullies who bring new conflict into the mix.
Released as a horror novel in 1986, King’s “It” reached publication during a time in which the horror genre became popularized in American culture. The 1980’s saw a swarm of horror films, including “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) and “The Shining” (1980). Many of these films would later become icons. “It” is looking to join the ranks with its release on September 8, 2017.
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