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This deleted scene from It featuring Pennywise is more horrific than anything in the film

A scene that works as a flashback into the origins of Pennywise, the clown, was considered too disturbing. It did not make it to the film.

hollywood Updated: Oct 16, 2017 15:56 IST
The scene showing Pennywise the Clown eating an infant didn’t make it to the film.

We have been hearing about this scene for a while now. As the adaptation of Stephen King’s It went on to become the top-grossing R-rated horror film of all time, eclipsing Exorcist, the discussion on social media continued about the ‘disturbing scene’.

Bill Skarsgard, who plays Pennywise in the film, mentioned that the scene was a flashback from 1600s and worked as a back story to the clown. “There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” Skarsgard said earlier this year. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what IT is, or where Pennywise came from.”

Actor Tim Stevens, who recently appeared on the Throwing Shade podcast, revealed more details about the scene from It. And that inspired fans to dive deep into the recesses of internet to come up with the scene details which were posted on Reddit, say reports.

The scene details to an entity merely referred as “It” terrorizing a woman in the town of Derry. The entity has not become the clown yet and keeps on shifting shapes. He makes it clear that he wants to eat up the woman, Abigail’s, newborn and she is trying to protect the child. It strikes terror in the heart of the woman and says if she doesn’t give up her child, he will eat up her entire family.

You can read the scene details here. The scene, or some details thereof, may find their way into the sequel.

Andy Muschietti, who directed It, is expected to return for the second installment of the film, which has already been greenlighted. Producers Barbara Muschietti, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Seth Grahame-Smith, and David Katzenberg are believed to be back as well.

King’s 1986 novel focuses on a group of friends in a fictional Maine community that battles the small town’s demon as kids, and then again as adults. The blockbuster movie, which opened September 8, centres on the children, while the upcoming film will follow them into adulthood.

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 12:33 IST