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‘It’: Newly Released Behind the Scenes Footage Is Just As Creepy As One Might Hope

A new featurette of soundless B-roll promises good clean thrills in the Stephen King adaptation.

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While only a select few have seen “It” so far, early reactions to the latest Stephen King adaptation have been very good. A new compilation of B-roll footage will do much to whet the appetites of itching horror fans everywhere, and not just because it delivers a first look at one of the fall movie season’s biggest horror releases. Strung together with little rhyme or reason, the behind-the-scenes footage cuts abruptly between short clips with eerie blackouts in between. Some shots have sound, while others hover wordlessly over the young actors’ moving lips. It’s exactly the kind of terror-inducing featurette one might expect from the set of “It,” and it arrives courtesy of movie fan channel We Got This Covered.

The seven-minute video offers a few chilling glimpses of Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård), though his face is obscured through his signature red balloons. The fresh-faced members of the Losers’ Club laugh in between takes, but the scare factor ramps up as soon as the cameras are rolling. Director Andy Muschietti sets the scene at the top, and his scary noises standing in for sound cues offer an interesting look at how the sausage is made. Here’s hoping this one lives up to the hype.

Check out the behind the scenes footage below:

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