In honor of It‘s home video release – New Line’s horror masterclass is available to snag on all the usual platforms as of January 9th – Freaked has uncovered some juicy behind-the-scenes photos featuring the Losers’ Club and a bloodied Pennywise.
Coming to us by way of Bloody Disgusting, the gallery below offers a candid peek behind the curtain, as you’ll see writer-director Andy Muschietti pull the strings – quite literally, as it were, as there’s even a still of Pennywise emerging from a dilapidated fridge – on set.
It’s also a beautiful, if horrifying showcase of Bill Skarsgård’s performance as Stephen King’s ancient demon. Bringing Pennywise to life wasn’t easy, of course, and Skarsgård recently admitted that, four long months after the film’s release, Pennywise continues haunts his dreams from time to time. And with his fuzzy crop of ginger hair and razor-sharp teeth, you can hardly blame him.
Here’s a reminder of those special features, with a Director’s Cut to follow later in the year. Word is it’ll feature several additional scenes of the Losers’ Club, as Derry’s fearless youth band together in the face of unspeakable evil.
Via Bloody Disgusting:
Pennywise Lives! – Discover how Bill Skarsgård prepared to portray the primordial creature known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown.
The Losers’ Club – Get up close and personal with the teenage stars of “IT” as they bond together during the production.
Author of Fear – Stephen King reveals the roots of his best-selling novel, the nature of childhood fear and how he created his most famous monster, Pennywise.
Deleted Scenes – Eleven deleted or extended scenes from the film.
It is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, standard Blu-ray, and regular ol’ DVD (Amazon has it for only $24.99), and it’s perhaps the perfect appetizer for It: Chapter Two. Slated for September of 2019, the sequel will welcome viewers back into the quaint town of Derry, Maine for one final confrontation with Stephen King’s shape-shifting demon.