Video Interviews

It: Chapter Two Trailer: 5 Freakiest Moments From the Scary AF First Look

Plus, is Pennywise getting an origin story? We're diving deep on the creepy new trailer.

by | May 9, 2019 | Comments

The first trailer for It: Chapter Two dropped on Thursday morning and… well, thanks yet again for the nightmares, Pennywise, Warner Bros., Andy Muschietti and Co. Really, thanks a bunch.

The bulk of the first trailer is made up of a 2 minute and 15 second scene featuring Jessica Chastain’s adult Beverly coming back to Derry to visit her childhood home and meeting its current occupant – the schvitzing Mrs Kersh who, of course, is not quite as she seems. After some exchanges of pleasantries (“No one who dies here ever really dies”), we start to see that something is amiss. As in moves-around-in-the-background-like-a-dancing-clown amiss.

Losers Club
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

Turns out Kersh is Pennywise’s daughter… or so she says.

The rest of the trailer features a series of quick cuts that reveal the Losers Club is back together, Pennywise is back up to his old tricks (the red balloon budget has increased sizably), romance is in the air, and we will definitely get to see the original film’s younger cast in multiple flashbacks. The flavor of the original, and of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, all looks in place.

There are hints this could be an origin story for Pennywise – there’s Kersh, saying she’s his daughter (though King fans will know Kersh is a form of IT); images of an un-made-up Pennywise with his traveling circus; and, a harrowing little shot of the clown seemingly tearing off his makeup.

It: Chapter Two
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

The first It trailer back in March of 2017 was an event, and broke the record for most-watched trailer online in a day with 197 million views across the world. That figure smashed the previous record held by The Fate of the Furious (but has since itself been beaten by The Lion KingInfinity War, and two trailers for Endgame). The 2017 trailer’s set of creepy images – red balloons floating through libraries, clowns appearing suddenly in drains – and that terrifying tagline (“You’ll float too!”) got horror fans hyped for the movie, which would go on to become the highest-grossing horror movie ever, making more than $700 million worldwide.

Will the first trailer for It: Chapter Two have the same impact? The goosebumps on our necks point to yes. But what did you think of the first trailer? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, check out our picks for the five freakiest moments from the trailer.

“I was always daddy’s little girl.”

It: Chapter 2
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

Holy hell. The extended sequence of Beverly in her childhood home ends with a bang, with Mrs. Kersh running jaggedly out of the dark towards her prey. The two minutes are a study in slow-building suspense – if this is the direction director Andy Muschietti is taking us in, we’re definitely here for it.

Pennywise Goes Full Carl from Up

It: Chapter 2
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

Seems that Richie (Bill Hader) has an encounter with our dancing clown at a carnival, and Pennywise has taken that famous sequel directive “bigger is better” to heart, absolutely piling on the balloons. So he can fly nowGreat.

Carrie Homage?

It: Chapter 2
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

We think that’s Beverly in that pool or bathroom that’s filled with blood. The image is giving us Stephen King throwback vibes – it’s the Carrie prom meets The Shining elevator. It’s also giving us serious The Descent vibes, on a non-King–related note.

Georgie’s Back

It Chapter 2
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

Thought you were done with that drain? Think again. Looks like Georgie is back to haunt Bill (James McAvoy), and he got his arm back.


It: Chapter 2
(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)

The story may be focused on the adults, but that doesn’t mean that Pennywise is leaving Derry’s kids alone. In the trailer’s final moments, he appears to a little girl (we think it’s Victoria, played by Ryan Kiera Armstrong) behind the bleachers.

It: Chapter Two opens in theaters on September 6, 2019

Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.

Tag Cloud

natural history The Purge movie sag awards south america supernatural See It Skip It ABC Family Winners Trivia APB Rocketman Tomatazos OneApp Comedy Central Spectrum Originals Reality Competition Food Network Pirates HBO Max Nominations Reality aliens diversity Funimation 2015 Adult Swim toy story Warner Bros. Black History Month 2018 Podcast LGBT Watching Series Polls and Games Rom-Com anime green book FX on Hulu comedies jamie lee curtis YouTube Premium GLAAD Oscars video Extras chucky screen actors guild breaking bad GIFs witnail Sundance TV Marvel 4/20 spinoff Comedy canceled comics FX Valentine's Day scary movies Toys Showtime Election A24 comic Holidays Star Trek blockbuster hispanic Ovation Marvel Studios Pet Sematary Grammys Masterpiece hist DGA 2020 cancelled Teen Thanksgiving miniseries E! transformers name the review Elton John Stephen King Black Mirror ghosts spanish language Summer universal monsters romance Tumblr CNN Character Guide franchise Amazon Studios Kids & Family First Reviews Paramount Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 20th Century Fox a nightmare on elm street award winner Mary poppins X-Men Emmy Nominations crime thriller YouTube Red SXSW American Society of Cinematographers asian-american SDCC Columbia Pictures BET FXX Lifetime Christmas movies Mary Poppins Returns cancelled TV series composers Paramount Network Pop PBS 007 adventure Rock reboot blaxploitation FOX 21st Century Fox discovery Shondaland Apple TV Plus sequel Biopics psychological thriller Sundance Travel Channel mission: impossible TCM medical drama batman historical drama crime theme song Lucasfilm independent cartoon Mary Tyler Moore animated Rocky Song of Ice and Fire spy thriller game of thrones Animation game show elevated horror Tubi comiccon true crime WarnerMedia 71st Emmy Awards television Sundance Now Tarantino Logo streaming quibi Lionsgate Photos sitcom tv talk travel 2019 WGN Turner Baby Yoda cats movies Premiere Dates TV renewals The Arrangement The Witch A&E mockumentary reviews festivals Hear Us Out vampires Film Festival war Apple Superheroe anthology Music parents versus Apple TV+ Starz werewolf TNT slashers LGBTQ technology screenings teaser NBC TIFF El Rey Acorn TV nature cinemax Classic Film adaptation facebook MTV best Hallmark Christmas movies renewed TV shows Ghostbusters ratings mutant cults YouTube Disney streaming service Comic Book boxoffice Holiday serial killer Horror Musicals Certified Fresh National Geographic Mystery DC Universe halloween GoT science fiction Christmas 24 frames docudrama talk show Crackle Winter TV Star Wars Hulu Brie Larson christmas movies richard e. Grant Family Turner Classic Movies Shudder Captain marvel Pride Month Infographic Amazon TCA 2017 Sci-Fi Drama doctor who Comics on TV The Walking Dead children's TV dogs canceled TV shows HBO Sony Pictures Chernobyl Ellie Kemper psycho Trophy Talk Esquire New York Comic Con period drama cancelled TV shows 2017 Academy Awards VH1 series NYCC DC Comics dramedy Marathons Nat Geo DirecTV CBS All Access YA Sneak Peek MSNBC Video Games Emmys Fall TV Disney Channel crossover Trailer Marvel Television The CW Schedule Nickelodeon Fantasy biography based on movie Fox News harry potter Spike Arrowverse politics singing competition dceu Writers Guild of America Country concert casting Binge Guide Pop TV kids finale President cars die hard Crunchyroll zombies TV TV Land unscripted space revenge strong female leads dragons Best and Worst justice league Lifetime Endgame Creative Arts Emmys Netflix USA Network thriller disaster dc free movies golden globes latino cops police drama BBC America rotten movies we love Avengers book VICE sports Super Bowl 2016 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina zombie Pixar E3 Martial Arts Set visit TLC criterion Opinion Syfy IFC Amazon Prime Video ITV ABC CBS Countdown zero dark thirty Spring TV Awards Tour RT History cancelled television political drama Western TruTV Anna Paquin DC streaming service CW Seed child's play Mindy Kaling indie Britbox directors Television Academy Disney Plus Interview Walt Disney Pictures Dark Horse Comics Women's History Month Superheroes Film OWN Freeform social media Cannes Universal Heroines TBS Mudbound documentary Hallmark dark binge Box Office Epix foreign USA stand-up comedy Musical Netflix Christmas movies crime drama RT21 Vudu San Diego Comic-Con PaleyFest Discovery Channel joker Cartoon Network BBC spider-man 45 Disney ESPN stoner Disney+ Disney Plus TCA Winter 2020 First Look MCU AMC Red Carpet Calendar History IFC Films Cosplay cooking Bravo Peacock Action spain CMT what to watch Quiz Amazon Prime SundanceTV Awards romantic comedy Year in Review TCA robots