With over $688 million taken in box office receipts worldwide, It has become one of the highest-grossing horror flicks ever. And while the movie is as undeniably scary as it is successful, it could yet have been even more terrifying. Indeed, actor Bill Skarsgård has revealed that one deleted scene from It was so traumatizing that it had to be left on the cutting room floor.
Back when horror fans first heard that a movie of It was in the works, however, their reaction may have been one of excited anticipation mixed with dread and anxiety. After all, the Stephen King novel on which the film would be based is a classic of the genre, and so it would take a skilled cast and crew to pull a satisfactory adaptation off.
It’s story, meanwhile, follows a group of teenagers coming face to face with their worst fears in Maine. As the terrors mount up, though, the gang realize that something horrifying is menacing them. And that thing – watching from the sewers – goes by the name Pennywise.