Never start a morning by watching a scary movie trailer, ever. Best believe that I waited a few more hours into the day before I watched the latest trailer for It: Chapter 2 on YouTube.
Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema released the first trailer into their creepy roller coaster ride with the loser club and Mr. Pennywise Thursday, and I’m thinking it’s kind of a joke about waking you up for the day but probably not.
The trailer is 2 minutes and fifty-six seconds long, but a whole bunch of it is most likely a scene in the movie where Beverly, played by Jessica Chastain, returns to her old home in Derry, Maine and sees the seemingly adorable Mrs. Kersh, and so it seems.
The entire 2 minutes and a half of the trailer consists the conversation between Mrs. Kersh and Bev while she reminisces her utterly twisted childhood through ragged old photos, not something I would like looking back on for sure. Meanwhile, Mrs. Kersh transforms into this senile old woman every time she goes back to an extremely dim kitchen. Seriously, who bakes cookies in a dark kitchen? A definite sign to just run away, if I were her.
Probably one of the creepiest parts in the trailer is when Mrs. Kersh said that ”You know what they say about Derry? No one who dies here ever really does, ” and then seeing a chest wound seconds later as she fans out her blouse.
The trailer ends with abrupt scenes with the old loser club getting together intertwined with cuts with floating red balloons, the clown makes up tearing off, and a sewing machine running in the background, of course.
The story picks up from the successful prequel, It, but this time we’re jumping 27 years later where all our loser club kids have all grown up. But with age comes new terrors as the demonic clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) plots his revenge against Bill (James McAvoy), Beverly (Jessica Chastain), Richie (Bill Hader), Ben (Jay Ryan), Eddie (James Ransone), Mike (Isaiah Mustafa), and Stanley (Andy Bean). The evil clown of sorts ain’t too happy about getting beaten the last time all of them were together in a single place.
In terms of how the movie we’ll go, one cannot tell for sure. Even if you’re an avid Stephen King novel fan, his films usually get altered for the blockbuster version. But we guess that the old loser club is back in their old home town and is teaming up again to finally rid Derry of Pennywise’s terror but as they’re back, the mischievous and creepy clown’s out for vengeance, but this time he’s pulling all the stops.
Another interesting point of view is from a tidbit of easter eggs from the trailer; as Bev looks at a photo on the wall, Mrs. Kersh tells her that her father once used to work at a circus. Her father is Mr. Bob Gray or Pennywise. In the photo, we see a pre-clown Pennywise, and we’re betting that Chapter 2 might be the closest thing we’ll ever get to have of an origin story from the infamously creepy clown.
Meanwhile, the person who brought Stephen King’s It the success in the box office and critically acclaimed horror director, Andy Muschietti promises that the sequel would be “scarier and more intense” than the first film. That’s a significant promise since It as of today is the highest grossing horror film of all time garnering $700 million. It’s no wonder why they’re treating the whole ordeal as a spectacular like it’s Avengers: Endgame.
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.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 7, 2019
In addition to that, even Stephen King himself says the movie’s going to be okay since he had seen it. Have you ever heard Stephen King liked a Stephen King movie before? (Except for The Shining, of course.) You can always trust a movie with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy to be good (personal opinion).
Overall, that was just the first trailer, and we’re bound to know more as the months leading up to the movie nears. For sure, we’ll get more details into this twisted clown story!
It: Chapter 2 is released in cinemas September 6!