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As the whole world knows, Stephen King's classic (and terrifying) book IT was turned into a feature-length film for the first time last year. And there were some pretty scary moments in it, most of which revolved around Pennywise, the evil killer clown brought to life so well by Bill Skarsgard.
WATCH THE DELETED SCENE FROM IT:
Credit: New Line Cinema
One of the most tense moments is right at the beginning, when little Georgie is playing with his boat.
When it slips down a storm drain, he bends down to look for it and comes face to face with Pennywise - who then proceeds to rip his arm off and kill him.
That's pretty much the jumping off point for the story - if Georgie didn't lose his boat and get torn to shreds by Pennywise, there wouldn't be much of a film. In fact, the whole thing would probably be over in a minute or so. It'd be just like the deleted scene, in fact.
That's not a parody cobbled together by a talented fan of the film, however, but a little humorous skit made by the actual team behind the movie. Why they made it is anyone's guess, but one person replying to the original tweets of the video suggests that it's because Bill Skarsgard hated scaring the child actors when they were making the movie.
I heard that Bill Skarsgård hated scaring the kids without their consent. I think they filmed this scene to assure the young actor playing Georgie that Mr. Skarsgard is a professional actor who wouldn't hurt him. God Bless Bill.
- Hector Andrade (@Hectorferjr2) 15 January 2018
That certainly seems to be the case - Skarsgard admitted as much to Jimmy Kimmel when the film first came out.
"There was this one scene, very intense, and my first day so I needed to get into character," he said.
"In the scene I walk out and approach him and it's very intense, I'm right in his face, drooling all over him and he's crying.
"I approach him and scream in his face and we're doing the scene, and he's crying and gagging, and in the back of my head I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'm traumatizing this child, What am I doing?'.
"And then they yell 'cut', and I go, 'Are you OK, Jack [Grazer]?' and he goes, 'Love what you're doing, love what you're doing with the character', and I was like, 'Thank you, Jack'."
Whatever the reason for this little skit, it's a nice - and very funny - insight into the behind-the-scenes atmosphere of the movie. Hopefully there are more to come.
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