IT Chapter Two Is So Terrifying That James McAvoy Had Nightmares Before He Started Filming

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James McAvoy who plays the role of adult Bill in IT Chapter Two has revealed just how terrifying the movie is.

When McAvoy first read Stephen King’s IT as a teenager, it didn’t give him nightmares, but when he re-read it to get ready for the movie it really got to him.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, McAvoy said, “When I re-read It as an adult for the film, I actually had nightmares about Pennywise in a way that I never did as a child.”

No doubt this had something to do with seeing Bill Skarsgård’s horrifying makeup in the first film.

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He added that King didn’t just want to scare readers, “He’s writing about a small American town, he’s writing about death, he’s writing about growing old, growing up. And the movie is very much about that. You could argue the first movie is as much Stand by Me and Goonies and all those things as it is a horror movie.”

In the movie, it’s been 27 years since the Losers Club made their pact to return to Derry should Pennywise return again. Bill is now a Hollywood screenwriter who is “very lost and drifting through life”. He can’t remember his childhood in Derry or his little brother Georgie who was dragged into a sewer drain by Pennywise.

Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) calls the gang to come back home after another tragedy hits the small town and they’re once again terrorised by Pennywise.

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McAvoy reveals just how deeply he’s connected to the character, saying, “I’ve got these memories of my character as a young boy [from the first film].”

If you need more proof the movie is horrifying, one of the actresses from the film doesn’t even want to see it!

In the first teaser trailer for the movie, we see an adult Beverly (Jessica Chastain) returning to her former home and meeting the sweet old lady who lives there now.

Except, she’s not really just a sweet old lady, she’s a terrifying monster. That woman is played by Joan Gregson, who spoke to Empire Online and said that while she loved making the movie, she’s “scared to death” to watch the finished product.

“It’s my first horror, and I had a wonderful time. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Andy [Muschietti] and Jessica [Chastain]. I’m really looking forward to it – and I’m scared to death, actually, because I know there are lots of things that are just going to terrify me. One of my daughters is refusing to see it. I may jump out of my skin at some point.”

Chastain also revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the movie contains a scene that may just have the most blood ever seen in a horror movie.

“OK, I’m going to say something, and I think I’m going to be in trouble, but I’m going to do it.”

“It might be a spoiler. But in the movie, there’s a scene that someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film in a scene. And I’ll tell you, the next day I was like pulling blood out of my eyeballs. Fake blood.”

So, if you’re not OK with blood, we’d suggest you give this movie a miss…

The movie is set to run for a huge two hours and 45 minutes, so if you go see it in the cinema, make sure you pick one with comfy seats!

The ‘Get Out’ Producers Have Cancelled Their New Project Because Of Mass Shootings And Trump

The film was meant to be released next month.

It’s been a pretty terrible week for the US. The country has been left heartbroken following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids at several Mississippi food processing plants which saw 680 workers arrested for immigration violations – leaving many children and spouses without family members.

While all of that was happening, was President Donald Trump working to solve either of these huge problems? No. He was tweeting about a movie called The Hunt, made by the producers of Get Out and The Purge.

He wrote, “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite.

“In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order… to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”

According to the NY Post, Trump also spoke about the movie with reporters this week in the Hamptons, “Hollywood, I don’t call them the elites. I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible.”

“What they’re doing, with the kind of movie they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”

Universal Pictures decided to stop their advertising campaign for The Hunt following the two mass shootings. However, not long after Trump tweeted, they decided to shelve the movie, which stars Hilary Swank, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley and Betty Gilpin.

The satirical film was about supposed red state Americans who wake up to find they’re being hunted for sport by elite liberals.

Universal released a statement which read, “While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film.”

“We stand by our film-makers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the screenplay for the movie includes the lines, “Did anyone see what our ratf***er-in-chief just did?”

Another person responds, “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables,” referencing a nickname for Trump supporters.

So, it’s pretty unsurprising that Trump didn’t love the idea for the film…

Finn Wolfhard Was Digitally De-Aged For It: Chapter Two And It Just Looks Like They Used A Snapchat Filter

He looks so cute!

Stranger ThingsFinn Wolfhard grew so much between shooting It and It: Chapter Two he had to be digitally de-aged to the point where he basically looks like a Snapchat filter was used on him.

Director Andy Muschietti revealed to Total Film magazine early on they “knew that [de-ageing] would be part of the budget” due to a number of flashback scenes.

He added that Finn “grew up quite a bit” between the two films which were shot two years apart.

“It’s better to shoot it two years later than five years later,” he said. “But in those two years, they grew up quite a bit. Not all of them. Sophia [Lillis] looks exactly the same. Jaeden [Martell] looks pretty much the same.”

“Finn grew up quite a bit, and he’s a tall guy. But from the beginning, we knew that that would be part of the budget, the visual effects to address that. So we’re going to de-age the kids.”

This is what Finn looked like in the first It movie:

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And this is what he looks like now:

Look at how tall he is!

Anyway, in case you missed the most recent It: Chapter Two trailer, here’s what Finn looks like after being digitally de-aged:

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He actually looks adorable and not that far off how he looked in the first film which is pretty amazing. Those glasses and his huge eyes definitely make it look like a Snapchat filter was used though.

In this shot taken on set you can see how much older he looked while filming:

It’s unclear just yet on whether Jack Dylan Grazer or Chosen Jacobs were de-aged.

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