For those who are afraid of clowns, Stephen King’s novel It should be avoided at all costs. But it’s hard to avoid when it keeps showing up in pop culture. The novel came out in 1986. A TV miniseries starring Tim Curry as the creepy clown Pennywise came out in 1990. And now, there’s a remake this year. When will this madness end?
The film adaptation of Stephen King’s It is still in theaters, but there’s already news of a sequel!
Those who have read the novel know that It has two timelines: one where the Losers Club are kids, and one where they are adults. Since the film adaptation focuses on the leads as kids, it’s safe to assume that the sequel will see them as adults.
It tells the story of a group of children terrorized by a clown who exploits the fears and phobias of its victims. The book is one of King’s most recognizable works, with Publishers Weekly announcing it was the bestselling book of 1986. The clown Pennywise was also recognized as one of the scariest clowns in pop culture.
There’s no word yet when the sequel will be released.
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