Trivia: Bill SkarsgÄrd was purposely kept separated from the child-actors during filming, and outside of some early publicity photos, the kids never saw him until the first scene they filmed together in order to get their genuine reactions. The kids were both genuinely scared of him, but also incredibly excited after filming their first scene.

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Trivia: When Richie is in the room full of clown statues, the statue to the immediate left of the miniature-casket at the end of the room is wearing the same outfit that Tim Curry wore in the 1990 TV-movie adaptation of "It." A small wink and nod to the prior film.

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Trivia: There is a scene in the film where the kids are talking in the alleyway. Behind them is a painting, but if you look closely at the painting, you can actually see Pennywise staring at them.

Trivia: The highest-grossing R-rated horror film of all time. (Unadjusted for inflation).

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Trivia: During the scene while Ben is reading in the library, there is a shot where if you look in the background behind Ben, you can see the librarian giving him a very devious look. This strongly implies that she is being controlled by Pennywise. The camera isn't focused on the background, which means it's very easy to miss if you're not looking for it, but if you're looking for it, you'll surely see it.

Trivia: Cary Fukunaga, whom is perhaps best known as a director on the series "True Detective" and for his works on films like "Jane Eyre", was originally contracted to write and direct the film. He eventually left the project after creative clashes with the studio, as he wanted to make a more unconventional film and executives feared his vision would not sit well with mainstream audiences. Fukunaga is still credited in the final film as a co-writer, however as many scenes from his version of the script were preserved in the final film.

Trivia: Pennywise's crooked eyes were not a special effect. Bill Skarsgard actually has a lazy eye. While he has been able to train himself to focus both eyes in the same direction, he simply stopped doing it for this film to make Pennywise look even weirder.


Trivia: Pennywise's constant drooling was a happy accident. Bill Skarsgard kept drooling due to the false teeth he was wearing, and director Andy Muschietti loved the look of it and incorporated it into the character.


Trivia: The Pennywise makeup reportedly took five hours to apply every day at first. The crew managed to work it down to two hours by the time filming had wrapped.


Factual error: Eddie specifically tells the gang not to take his mom's "Delicious Deals" snacks because his mom loves them. But Delicious Deals are made by Mrs. Freshley, a company that was not founded until 1994. The boxes used in the movie even include the modern design that can be found today in most Dollar Tree stores. (00:23:00)

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Question: When Ben starts flipping through the book about the history of Derry, he begins seeing the same page being repeated several times. While this is happening, some children's voices can be heard singing. What exactly were they saying?

Answer: They are singing a little rhyme called Oranges and Lemons.

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