Coming Soon: It Chapter Two
It's time for San Diego Comic Con again, which means there are tons of new movie trailers for film fans to enjoy. Naturally, I had to check out one of these recently dropped previews this week, so I watched the final trailer for "It Chapter Two." Be careful, it's pretty creepy.
"It Chapter Two" is the sequel to the 2017 horror hit, "It." It apapts the portion of the Stephen King novel "It" where the members of the Losers' Club are shown as adults.
The preview starts out with a voice over by Mike, the only member of the club who remained in Derry, Maine until adulthood. He describes how something happens to people who leave Derry, which is why he is the only one with a clear memory of the events of the summer of 1989. After a few shots of the idealistic looking town, they cut to a man flailing in the water, being watched by Pennywise the clown.
Mike calls his childhood friends back to Derry, reminding them of the pact they made to return if Pennywise ever returned. The cast of "It Chapter Two" is outstanding, and includes James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, and Bill Hader. They did well at casting adult actors who resemble the child actors from the first movie.
While there are a couple of gross out moments, there are very few jump scares in the final trailer for "It Chapter Two." Most of the trailer is made up of shots of the members of the Loser's Club looking terrified, with a few clips of Pennywise sprinkled in. It helps to create a sense of dread, without giving away too many of the frightening plot points to the viewer.
In one particularly unsettling scene, James McAvoy's Bill Denbrough is trapped in a fun house, being tormented by visions of his brother Georgie, whose death set off the events of "It." Naturally the fun house is set in a carnival full of clowns who bear a striking resemblance to Pennywise. If you're being chased by an evil clown, a carnival seems like a poor recreational decision.
"It Chapter Two" will be released the weekend of September 6-8. Based on the latest trailer, I am definitely looking forward to seeing it in the theater.