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Get Freaked Out by Pennywise for the First Time All Over Again With the Losers Club Actors

It is now the highest-grossing horror movie of all time—in the United States, at least—not accounting for inflation, having surpassed The Exorcist. That’s due in no small part to Bill Skarsgård’s incredibly freaky Pennywise, who will never let you look at a clown the same way again, regardless of your existing feelings on them.

With that at their disposal, the filmmakers went the extra mile in getting the best reaction out of the child actors portraying the movie’s “Losers’ Club.” In a featurette about bringing the villain to life, they reveal that the kids had never seen Pennywise before the projector scene, when It shows up to terrorize them. That resulted in some especially horrified reactions to Skarsgård’s take on the character, and you can see it all come together in the video above, if you want to vicariously relive your own first time through the film.

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