The catalog of Stephen King is filled with tales of terror, but few have left the kind of impression that “It” has. The massive tome is one of the author’s fan favorites, and has already been adapted into a TV miniseries. But now it’s headed to the big screen, and the question is if the feature film will be packing the same amount of scares. Well, according to the director, you might want to wear a diaper, because he’s not going to hide the killer clown at the heart of the story.

“There’s supposed to be a less-is-more thing in horror,” Andrés Muschietti told Empire. “It’s like you’re not really meant to show the monster. But Pennywise is different. With Pennywise, it’s like, ‘This is the monster, I’m showing it to you… and you’re going to shit a brick.’ ” Here’s the official synopsis:

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Starring Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Nicholas Hamilton, “It” opens on September 8th.

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  • Jeff Rittenour

    the only reason that was any bit scary was cuz of the loud music and rapid cutting…otherwise this clowns a bitch and Tim Curry would fuck his ass up.

  • LA2000

    Actually looks good (and perfectly timed to scoop up the audience primed by “Stranger Things”…)

  • jh

    I don’t know, I’m a fan of the book and all for this being great, but it just looks a little… ordinary. A bit of a run of the mill horror movie, which feels like a missed opportunity given the promise of the source material – which, while far from perfect, taps into something very primal, really terrifying. Hopefully Muschietti nails it, but like most films nerds I’m mourning the version Cary Fukunaga might have made, which will now never exist (and is of course now forever perfect as a result, and will constantly be held up as the film this one could’ve been, even though it might itself have been no good). But given the incredible atmosphere of True Detective – and the creepy way it got under your skin – Fukunaga did seem like an inspired choice for this adaptation.