Be wary while walking the streets of Sydney today as you may come across a haunting sign that Pennywise is on his way…
Creepy red balloons tied to drains and sewer gates have been cropping up all over the city and soon you’ll float too.
People have been taking to Twitter this morning to share photos of the mysterious balloons that appeared overnight which were accompanied by the caption ‘It is closer than you think’.
— Adam Dallas (@AdamPDallas) September 3, 2017
— Diana DJ (@DianaDJ7) September 3, 2017
— Ryan McNally (@RyanMcNally01) September 3, 2017
People have been making the link between the creepy red balloons and the upcoming release of the highly anticipated film, It.
Based on the first half of Stephen King’s 1986 novel, the film follows The Losers’ Club – a group of outcasts who must face the terrifying clown Pennywise – as they attempt to track down children who are disappearing from their town.
A red balloon means that Pennywise is close by, so be careful if you see one…
You can watch the trailer here:
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Pressure is on for director Andy Muschietti as fans love the first adaptation of the novel, a two-part feature-length television show that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise.
However, critics are loving the new horror film calling it ‘totally terrifying’ and ‘scary as shit’.
— Dan Casey (@DanCasey) August 26, 2017
— Chris Evangelista (@cevangelista413) August 26, 2017
I love the #ITMovie. It's everything I wanted. Scary as shit, Skarsgard nails Pennywise, and the Losers are perfection.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) August 26, 2017
We can’t wait to see the film even though we know it’s guaranteed to give us nightmares.
Get ready to hide behind a coat when It is released in UK and US cinemas on September 8.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.