What Fans Are Saying About the ‘It: Chapter 2’ Trailer

Everyone loves a good scare. Thanks to Stephen King’s It, horror movie fanatics have two chapters to tell this story. Almost two years since the release of the It, Pennywise is back to terrorize Bill Denbrough, Beverly Marsh, and the rest of the gang. Here’s what we know about the It: Chapter 2 trailer and what horror movie fans are saying about it.

Cast of IT: Chapter Two
The cast of “IT Chapter Two” | VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

‘IT: Chapter Two’ is a continuation of the 2017 movie

The first chapter of the It movies followed the story of seven friends, as they fought off an evil entity named Pennywise. The second chapter will look at these children as they’ve entered adulthood, still plagued by the presence of Pennywise the clown.

The cast of the first movie included prominent young actors, including Jaeden Martell, who portrayed Alton in Midnight Special and Oliver in St. Vincent. Other notable cast members include Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard and Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’s Sophia Lillis.

It: Chapter 1, a remake of the 1990s television series, premiered in September 2017. Pennywise and clowns instantly became a moment in pop culture, following the killer clown craze in fall 2016. This movie also caught the attention of critics and horror film fans, winning the 2018 MTV Movie Award for “Best On-Screen Duo.”

The original ‘IT’ television series premiered in 1990

The first adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It, premiered in 1990. The film version took the form of a television miniseries, broken up into two episodes. Tim Curry portrayed Pennywise and some credit the miniseries for a generation’s fear of clowns, according to Vanity Fair.

This miniseries was nominated and awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special.”

Stephen King's "IT"
Stephen King’s “IT” | Bob D’Amico/ABC via Getty Images, Tim Curry

Fans are excited and scared

Once the It: Chapter 2 trailer premiered, fans shared their responses on Twitter, some fans complimenting the creepy atmosphere of the trailer scene.

“Exactly, It is so creepy, I love that his presence is always lingering over them. Subtleties like this old woman and the librarian are much more terrifying than the leper in the first movie (though I loved the movie) Sometimes when you do too much, it’s too much,” said one Twitter user.

Some fans are already comparing It: Chapter 2 to other film blockbusters, like the 2019 movie, Avengers: Endgame. Other fans are saying this new movie can’t beat classic horror movies.

“This is gonna be the [horror] movie of the century, I’m so ready to float again,” said one Twitter user.

“It won’t beat Halloween,” replied another Twitter user.

When does the movie premiere?

The trailer for It: Chapter 2 premiered on May 9, 2019, and it already has over 34 million views on YouTube. It has over 830,000 likes.

In this clip, fans see Beverly Marsh visiting her old apartment, now owned by a strange, elderly woman. The two have a conversation, and as time passes, things get weirder.

It: Chapter 2 premieres in the United States on September 6, 2019.

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