Lauren Kim, Entertainment Writer
As if the whole chaos with creepy clowns weren’t enough to scare someone senseless, a whole MOVIE about a creepy clown slash demon slash whatever “it” is (pun totally not intended) is definitely what we needed next. What could go wrong?
Released just a few weeks ago, It is a movie based on the novel by Stephen King, and a remake of the original movie released in 1990. This movie is sure to keep you up for months. It is an American supernatural horror movie containing two things that everyone fears the most: clowns and losing something down the drain. Featuring Stranger Things, Finn Wolfhard, this highly anticipated movie is a global phenomenon, even earning itself the name of “#1 Movie in the World“.
“It is worthy of the anticipation and hype!” -Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
It is about seven young kids, also known as the “Losers’ Club”, in Derry, Maine, that band together to face a shape-shifting demon that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.
While the movie is all fictional and entirely for one’s entertainment, the movie has been so terrifying that many people have pulled pranks on their communities regarding the movie’s most iconic item . . . the red balloon. The red balloon in the movie symbolizes something truly dark and sorrowful, and its interpretation in the movie was enough to make anyone skeptical about random red balloons tied to grates. Taking that into account, many pranksters around the continent have been buying red balloons and tying them to sewer grates, just like the movie . . . making it scary enough that people don’t even want to untie them, and actually called the police to do it for them. Even then, the police were quite unsettled by the situation! In fact, WGSS students seen red balloons tied around the area!
“We give points for creativity, however, we want the local prankster to know that we were completely terrified as we removed these balloons from the grates and we respectfully request that they do not do that again!” Department of Pennsylvania Police, USA Today
Although It is currently still in theaters, the R-rated horror film has already broken several records:
- Made an impressive $123.1 million from 4,103 locations
- Received Certified Fresh Rotten Tomatoes
- Beat Deadpool with a whopping $13.5 million in record-setting previews
- Set the single-day record for 197 million views on YouTube of the trailer in one day.
If this impresses you, make sure to go see it in theaters, but watch at your own risk!