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IT: Chapter Two Features One Of The Bloodiest Horror Movie Scenes

IT: Chapter Two Features One Of The Bloodiest Horror Movie Scenes

WARNING: MILD SPOILERS LIE WITHIN THIS ARTICLE

We've waited patiently for it and now the time has come for us to feast our eyes on the eagerly-anticipated IT: Chapter Two which was released this weekend.

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If you've already managed to watch it you won't have missed a key scene where Beverly is being tortured by Pennywise, locked inside a bathroom stall that is slowly filling up with blood.

Jessica Chastain, who plays Beverly Marsh, said that a record-breaking 4,500 gallons of fake blood was used to film the scene and they couldn't even properly rehearse it.

The scene couldn't be rehearsed in its entirety. Credit: Warner Bros
The scene couldn't be rehearsed in its entirety. Credit: Warner Bros

The blood - which was made using a thickening agent called methylcellulose and red dye - was 'really disgusting', according to the 42-year-old who told Vanity Fair: "It's like slime, and it was up my nose, in my ears, and stuck on my eyeballs. I kind of did have some little fears, but I was happy to do it." Rather her than us.

Chastain was submerged in the substance for hours and after filming the scene she had to remain bloody until the end of production.

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She added: "I admit that was the only miserable part. Andy [Muschietti] had me dressed in blood for the whole end of the film. Before every take, they had a small kiddie pool filled with the cold blood, and [they'd] pour it on me."

Jessica Chastain at the IT: Chapter 2 premiere. Credit: PA
Jessica Chastain at the IT: Chapter 2 premiere. Credit: PA

The film is based on the iconic novel by Stephen King and is the sequel to the 2017 hit which was set 27 years earlier.

The members of the 'Losers' Club' are now fully grown and fairly well-adjusted, considering the terror wrought on them in the events of the first movie by the nightmarish Pennywise, the Dancing Clown.

Unfortunately for them, Pennywise does what they hoped he would never do and returns to their lives, saying ominously: "For 27 years, I've dreamt of you. I craved you. I've missed you!" *Shudders*

The film sees Andy Muschietti return to the director's seat, while actor Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as the terrifying clown.

Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as Pennywise. Credit: Warner Bros
Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as Pennywise. Credit: Warner Bros

When the billboards were erected in Australia, parents were forced to complain to advertising standards because the promotional posters were 'terrifying' kids.

It seems that they weren't alone because James McAvoy - who plays Bill Denbrough - spoke at Comic-Con where he admitted: "I had nightmares about Pennywise quite a lot. The only one I can really remember is I'm lying on my side in the bed and he was in bed with me.

"And he's stroking my back gently and saying, 'Wake up James, wake up.' And I was just terrified, pretending to be asleep."

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros

Topics: Entertainment, IT, TV and Film

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

 

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