The first trailer for "IT" has been released. The movie should appeal to "Stranger Things" fans.

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Kids growing up in the 1980s were terrified by Stephen King’s book “IT,” the tale of a clown that lives in the sewer of the small Maine town of Derry and has a taste for humans. The horror of Pennywise the clown was inflicted on a larger audience when it was made into a television miniseries in 1990.

The hungry Pennywise is back to traumatize a new generation. A trailer for the film adaptation dropped Wednesday, and it is as scary as you would expect a trailer to be for a movie about a killer clown that eats its victims. Bill Skarsgard, of “Hemlock Grove,” plays Pennywise. Those are big clown shoes to fill considering that it’s difficult to watch anything with Tim Curry and not see him as Pennywise in the 1990 miniseries.


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Fans of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” will likely want to see “IT.” The trailer has a “Stranger Things” feel to it: Kids furiously peddling bikes. Kids trying to solve the mystery of why people are missing from their town. Adding to the “Stranger Things” vibe is the casting of Finn Wolfhard as Richie Tozier. Wolfhard plays Mike Wheeler on “Stranger Things.”

“IT” hits the big screen on Sept. 8. Don’t worry, the clown terror will be prolonged. A second movie focusing on the kids coming back to Derry as adults is planned.