The 1990 TV adaptation of It was an iconic horror two-parter, but the new cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel looks like it could imbue a whole new generation with coulrophobia. The trailer for Stephen King’s It Part One: Loser’s Club was released on March 29 and the reaction to its killer clown has been a mix of intense, and intensely funny.
The story of It is set in 1980s Derry, Maine, and it’s about the reappearance of a mysterious evil known as ‘It’, who appears in the guise of Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård). We get several decent glimpses of the new Pennywise in the teaser for the first instalment of the story, Losers Club, and he seems to like hanging out in the sewers. The reaction from most of internet can mainly be summed up with the below GIF from the trailer, but there are plenty of comedians out there too…
Some people are trivialising Pennywise:
The new IT trailer was super freaky, but if you count heart disease Ronald McDonald is still the deadliest clown of all time.
— @midnight (@midnight) March 29, 2017
Alessia Cara is sad that she has to get spooked every time she watches a YouTube video:
the it movie trailer released wow nice looks like I've been presented with a new un-skippable youtube ad to shit my pants to
— ac (@alessiacara) March 29, 2017
This guy never wants to see it again:
unfollowing everyone who shares the It trailer don't test me
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) March 29, 2017
Josh Macuga notes that the sewers belong to Pennywise now:
After watching the IT trailer all of the Ninja Turtles have relocated to a lovely pond in a park near some trees.
— Josh Macuga (@JoshMacuga) March 29, 2017
And then, of course, there are all the GIFs…
— Teedy 👑 (@Luneetuh) March 29, 2017
This makes the old one look like a cartoon.
— Paul (@pcadam1) March 29, 2017
— ❌ickey™ 🧢 (@Astro_Mickey) March 29, 2017
— Noah Games ⚔️🐎🧙🏻♂️🏜🏕 (@Noah_Games) March 29, 2017
Meanwhile, comedian Avery Edison rightly asks where all the women are:
for real though it’s possible to stay true to the spirit of something while *also* adding in women characters, give it a try
— Avery Edison (@aedison) March 29, 2017
Check out the trailer in full below: