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The Intense New 'IT: Chapter Two' Trailer Is Here With More Clowns and More Sewer Mayhem

27 years later, Pennywise is back — and this time he's terrifying Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy.
By Sarah Ward
July 19, 2019
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The Intense New 'IT: Chapter Two' Trailer Is Here With More Clowns and More Sewer Mayhem

27 years later, Pennywise is back — and this time he's terrifying Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader and James McAvoy.
By Sarah Ward
July 19, 2019
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If a swag of stars made up to look like cats hasn't already scared you today, then a good ol' dose of creepy clown horror just might. Bringing the second part of Stephen King's bestselling book to the screen, IT: Chapter Two returns to the exploits of maniacal clown Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), as well as the gang of kids he's rather fond of terrorising. This time, however, all those teens have grown up.

We've already seen the adult Losers Club in the first trailer for the unnerving sequel, which dropped back in May. Now, with San Diego Comic-Con currently in full swing, it's time for a second glimpse. While the initial IT's Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard and company all make an appearance as the younger versions of the characters, circa 1988-89, the likes of Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader step into their shoes 27 years later. Yes, they're still being forced to put up with Pennywise's chaotic antics, including his love of sewers, his obsession with balloons and his usual white-faced, flame-haired get-up.

Of course, the frightening villain has a few fresh tricks up his sleeve, as this sneak peek at a few of IT: Chapter Two's set pieces shows. It seems like every film features a hall-of-mirrors scene these days, including John Wick: Chapter Two and Us, but the concept is decidedly more terrifying when Pennywise is involved. And, while Stranger Things' third season just spent a fair amount of time at a carnival, again, IT: Chapter Two ups the ante by trotting out its unhinged clown.

All of the jumps, bumps and bloody carnage takes place in King's usual setting of Derry, Maine once again, with the Losers Club all heading home to face the nightmare they thought they'd escaped. And, behind-the-scenes, original director Andy Muschietti (Mama) is back — so if you liked what he did the first time around, get ready for a second nerve-rattling serving.

Watch the new trailer below:

IT: Chapter Two releases in Australian cinemas on September 5, 2019.

Published on July 19, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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