Do you believe in magic? And I hope you do
You’ll always have a friend wearing big red shoes
He lives in the sewer and he has sharp teeth
He’s collecting children ’cause he likes the meat

It has been foretold that Pennywise the Clown will return to Derry every 27 years. The kids who originally encountered the beast back in the late 80s are now grown up, and they figure, if they don’t take him on this time, the horror will never end. Thus begins It Chapter Two.

It is one of Stephen King’s longest books, and impossible to cover in just one movie. The Tim Curry version had the luxury of being a TV miniseries. For the long-overdue movie version, Warner Bros. took the gamble of splitting the story into two films. For that to pay off, the first movie would have to be good enough to entice people into watching the second one. Fortunately, it was. It Chapter Two is now one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

A good 85 percent of this trailer consists of the scene where Beverley revisits town and wanders into the apartment of an all-too-gracious old lady. The audience knows who it really is, but Beverley’s a slow burn. It’s one of the best scenes in the 1990 miniseries and it’s even better here.

It Chapter Two stars James McAvoy as Bill, Jessica Chastain as Beverley, Jay Ryan as Ben, Bill Hader as Richie, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stan. and Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise. The clown is down September 6.

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