The new "It" movie, an adaptation from the terrifying Stephen King novel, has hit theaters and so have superfans.
Last week, one moviegoer in England ran into this unsettling surprise:
The man, who goes by the name Chris and identifies as an online gamer, tweeted his interactions with the clown in the theater. The clown outfit was a nod to Pennywise, the demonic killer clown from the film and horror novel.
One woman replied to tweet, stating that she works at the cinema. She revealed she was behind the stunt, and she put makeup on an actor for the event.
This definitely wasn't the first creepy stunt pulled to celebrate the release of the creepy film. A police department in Pennslyvania has admitted to being “completely terrified” after a prankster tied red balloons onto sewer grates around the small town they protect, according to CBS News. In the book and films, Pennywise uses the balloons to lure children away from their homes.
The new film has received positive reviews and according to Forbes, is performing extremely well. In fact, it earned $123.1 million in its first weekend. Cast in the film is Finn Wolfhard, the 14-year-old boy who played Mike Wheeler in Netflix's creepy-hit "Stranger Things."
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