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The new incarnation of Stephen King's child-gobbling clown has reared his ugly head once again to wish you a happy festive season, and by the looks of things, his message will be every bit as terrifying as his OG counterpart.

In a shot exclusive to Entertainment Weekly, our new — who'll be played by Bill Skarsgård (Allegiant) — can be spotted lurking in a damp sewer in Derry, Maine, where the story is set. Donned in similar blood-thirsty garb, this shape-shifting, misery-feasting killer clown is (almost) as chilling as Tim Curry's portrayal. Check it out:

[Credit: Entertainment Weekly]
[Credit: Entertainment Weekly]

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's director Andrés Muschietti (Mama), gave his two cents to EW regarding what it is about Pennywise that unsettles us:

"Pennywise shows up, he's front and center, and he does his show. He has an act. So it's weird all the time, and every little thing implies a further threat."

And those threats he certainly delivered in style. Fans of the 1990 movie will remember this stomach-clenching scene in which a drain-lurking Pennywise snatches his first victim:

IT will hit theaters in September 2017.

Does the original still haunt your dreams?

(Source: EW)


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