Watch: Terrifying new Stephen King IT trailer will send you scrambling under the covers




The new trailer for Stephen King's cult classic IT was released today, and the film is looking even more terrifying than you could possibly imagine.

Set to the backdrop of an ominous synth heavy soundtrack, the trailer shows off a number of heart-stopping encounters between the young protagonists of the film and the clown prince of horror Pennywise.

IT first came into the public consciousness as a 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, before launching onto screens as a TV series in 1990, with Tim Curry's portrayal of the killer clown making its way into many people's nightmares.

The new film is directed by Argentinian Andres Muschietti, and will be released in two parts, the first of which will hit NZ screens on September 7. 

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