After getting an up-close look at the killer clown Pennywise, fans swiftly took to social media

By Jodi Guglielmi
March 30, 2017 12:17 PM
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The first trailer for the big-screen adaption of Stephen King’s iconic novel It dropped on Wednesday — and needless to say, the Internet was not prepared.

After getting an up-close look at the killer clown Pennywise, fans swiftly took to social media to express just how terrified they were throughout the 2:32-minute trailer.

“Unfollowing everyone who shares the It trailer don’t test me,” wrote one Twitter user.

“One word to describe the new It trailer…NOPE,” wrote another.

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The film takes half of King’s 1986 novel and tells the story of a group of neighborhood kids who rise up to fight against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. (Tim Curry memorably portrayed the killer clown in the 1990 TV miniseries.)

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Directed by Andres Muschietti (2013’s Mama), the film shifts the time period from King’s original 1950s setting to the 1980s.

It hits theaters Sept. 8.