It's no secret that the horror genre has been in a renaissance during the last few years. Rather than stale franchises or torture porn, filmmakers have been bringing unique and terrifying new additions to theaters, and making a ton of money in the process. Andy Muschietti's IT was certainly no exception, as the iconic miniseries was adapted for the silver screen.
Does anyone else have chills? Pennywise the dancing clown is back, and he might be even more menacing than the last time we saw him. This first trailer is largely focused on one terrifying sequence starring an adult Bev (Jessica Chastain), but we're also shown glimpses of the rest of the adult Losers' club, as well as the terrifying villain himself.
In the trailer, Beverly Marsh comes back to her childhood home, and the site her trauma as a girl in order to fulfill her oath with the rest of the Losers' Club. She's let in by a sweet old lady, and the two discuss the town of Derry, and Bev's return. But things start to take a turn quickly, the moment the little old lady mentions that her father used to be in the circus.
The scene plays out with tons of tension, and the audience is privy to more information that Jessica Chastain's character is. We watch in horror as she's talked by Pennywise's latest disguise, before eventually being attacked. Let's just hope that Bev gets out there alive.
Jessica Chastain is joined by a stunning cast of adult actors, who are shown in brief clips throughout the first IT Chapter Two trailer. James McAvoy is playing Losers' Club leader Bill Denbrough, who is shown sharing some tender moments with his childhood crush, Bev. Bill Hader is playing Richie Tozier, taking on the mantle from Stranger Things standout Finn Wolfhard. Also featured are Mike (Isaiah Mustafa ), Eddie (James Ransone), and Stan (Andy Bean).
Personally, I think this first IT Chapter Two trailer is super effective. By largely focusing on one sequence, the trailer fails to accidentally spoil the film's contents. And while the sequel's tone is made crystal clear, just about anything could happen when it arrives in theaters.
IT Chapter Two will arrive in theaters on September 6, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.