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‘It’ Early Reactions Praise Bill Skarsgård’s Performance as Pennywise the Clown, Call the Movie ‘Scary as S–t’

The new adaptation of Stephen King's horror classic screened last night.



It” screened in New York last night, and early reactions to the new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel will likely comfort everyone looking forward to the new film. It’s been called “creepy, bloody, super funny” and “scary as shit,” with several fans singling out Bill Skarsgård’s performance as Pennywise the Clown for praise. Here are some of the responses:


Andres Muschietti directed “It,” which was co-written (and originally to be helmed) by Cary Fukunaga. Chase Palmer and Gary Dauberman are also credited screenwriters on the chiller. The film arrives in theaters on September 8.

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