The sewers aren't safe in sinister new trailer for Stephen King's IT

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Apr 29, 2019, 6:16 AM EDT (Updated)

Emanating out of a dreadful childhood nightmare, here's the first full trailer for Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema's feature adaptation of Stephen King's IT, the terrifying supernatural novel that haunted horror readers' waking lives when it was initially published in 1986.

Directed by Mama's Andy Muschietti, the R-rated IT stars Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special), Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Sophia Lillis (The Garden), Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween), Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii Five-0) and Jeremy Ray Taylor (42).

Capturing the essence of Tim Curry's diabolical performance in the 1990 TV mini-series, Bill Skarsgard takes his shapeshifting entity, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, into darker arenas of depravity with a leering evil that seeps from this debut trailer like a noxious black fume.

IT will be released in two parts, the initial segment being presented on September 8 centering around "The Losers Club," with the seven terrorized characters as adolescents growing up in their hometown of Derry, Maine, in 1989. The creepy tale then moves on 30 years later for the conclusion in Part 2 and the consequences of their adult quest to snuff out the balloon-toting demon forever.

Here's the official synopsis:

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids is faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Muschietti's eerie debut promo doesn't let Skarsgard speak, unless through the ghost of Georgie counts, and deals only with the events of the past to reveal part of the ancient history of the town's killer clown.

Meet the child-eating spectre in the trailer and stills below, then check out our forthcoming trailer breakdown later today in case you missed some devilish details.

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