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Get ready to get creeped out: the trailer for horror IT Chapter 2 has just dropped.
The sequel to the 2017 hit is set 27 years after the original. We see the members of the 'Losers' Club' now fully grown and fairly well-adjusted, considering the terror wrought on them in the events of the first movie by the nightmarish Pennywise.
However, it isn't too long before the ghoul returns to torment the gang once again.
We see Beverly Marsh - played by Jessica Chastain - as an adult, going back to her old home, which is now home to a seemingly innocent old lady.
But as the trailer unfolds - unbeknownst to poor Bev - we see shadows lurking in the distance. What could they be? (We know what they are).
And after being urged to stay for some cookies the old dear has just baked, Beverly has a little look around her old home.
Making small talk, she shouts out to the woman, asking her what her dad did when he first moved to Derry.
The old woman replies: "He worked at the circus."
Oh. Shit. The trailer then climaxes with some creepy organism jumping out from the dark at Bev, before we are reintroduced to the rest of the characters.
The films sees Andy Muschietti return to the director's sear, while actor Bill Skarsgård reprises his role as the terrifying clown.
Bill Hader will play Richie Tozier, Jay Ranscom will play Ben Hansom, and James Ransone will take on the role of Eddie Kaspbrak.
Meanwhile, X-Men star James McAvoy will play an adult Bill Denborough.
The film is based on the iconic novel by the master of horror, Stephen King, who, in anticipation of the film, revealed earlier this week that he had already seen it and fans were in for a treat.
He tweeted: "Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I've seen it, and it's terrific. The trailer is coming Thursday, at noon. You'll float."
Speaking ahead of the trailer's release, Skarsgård told Entertainment Weekly the sequel will be even more shocking than the first.
He said: "There's a lot to explore. You can change him [Pennywise] or make him wackier, but he's not really bound to continuity in the sense that a normal character would be.
"We can explore his unpredictability now that we've established the character for the audience.
"We can still sort of shock them."
At the end of the first movie, we saw the group of friends defeat the evil clown by making him experience fear for the first time - so where does that leave Pennywise this time round?
Skarsgård said: "He's inflicted fear on his prey, and he's very focused on fear, but he's never experienced it himself.
"Now he's experienced something that he has been inflicting on others and... there's a shift leading into the second movie."
He added: "The arc of the first movie is that he, for the first time, experiences fear himself. His last line - 'Fear...' - is him experiencing it for the first time, and he's sort of shocked and perplexed and surprised. Like, what is this?"
IT Chapter 2 is released on 6 September.
Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.
Topics: TV and Film
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