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It: Chapter Two Teaser Trailer Brings The Adult Losers' Club To Derry

No one who dies in Derry ever really passes on. 

After months of waiting, Warner Bros. Pictures has finally dropped the first official teaser trailer for It: Chapter Two, the highly anticipated follow-up to director Any Mushchietti's 2017 smash hit It, an updated adaptation of Stephen King's famous horror novel of the same name. 

The footage first screened at CinemaCon back in April, but Thursday, May 9 was the day everyone across the world got a chance to feast their eyes upon the It sequel. 

By and large, the teaser isn't what many people are used to seeing in a pre-release promotional clip. It predominantly focuses on a single scene — and one that fans of King's novel will instantly recognize as one of the most terrifying in the entire story. The teaser opens on an adult Beverly Marsh (a perfectly cast Jessica Chastain) returning to Derry, Maine 27 years after the events of the first film. She pays a visit to the home she grew up in, and meets its current resident: an elderly woman named Mrs. Kersh, who invites her in for a cup of tea. Bev jokes that the house is cleaner than she remembers it being when she lived there, then has a sweet flashback to her childhood when she finds a postcard from Ben Hanscom (played in It: Chapter Two by Jay Ryan and Jeremy Ray Taylor). 

Just out of Bev's field of vision, the audience sees Mrs. Kersh fetching the tea from the kitchen while making jarring movements with her body. Bev doesn't notice this and carries on the conversation as normal when Mrs. Kersh sits back down on the sofa, but suddenly becomes uncomfortable when she notices flies buzzing around the house. The tension builds when Mrs. Kersh starts making unsettling remarks about death. 

"I do apologize. It gets so very hot here this time of year," says Mrs. Kersh. "You feel like you could just about die."

Though Bev brushes the comment off at first, it's clear that something is very, very wrong with Mrs. Kersh when she then says, "But you know what they say about Derry: no one who dies here ever really dies."

Mrs. Kersh gives Bev a terrifying grin, not once blinking her eyes, and Bev is visibly shaken. Things go from strange to straight-up horrifying when Bev gets up from her seat to look at pictures on Mrs. Kersh's wall. She notices that one of the men in a photograph — the person Mrs. Kersh says is her father — has the exact same smile as Pennywise, the demonic entity who assumed the form of a clown and attacked the residents of Derry when Bev was a young girl, and is standing in front of a cart that reads "Pennywise the Dancing Clown." 

From behind Bev, a now-completely-naked Mrs. Kersh lunges animalistically at Bev after growling in an unnatural tone, "I was always daddy's little girl. What about you? Are you still his little girl, Beverly? Are you?" 

It's not exactly a spoiler, but yeah, Mrs. Kersh isn't a sweet old woman with a few screws loose. She's a secondary form of It, who manifested itself as a human woman to deceive Bev and torment her once more. And that's the whole premise of It: Chapter Two: Nearly 30 years after defeating It in the summer of 1989, the Losers' Club (Bev, Ben, Eddie Kaspbrak, Stanley Uris, Richie Tozier, Mike Hanlon, and Bill Denbrough) return to Derry in hopes of vanquishing the monster for good. Unfortunately for them, though they've grown older, stronger, and wiser, so has It. According to Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård, the evil being is "even more vicious," bloodthirsty, and unpredictable this time around. 

The Losers' Club won't go down without a fight, though. As the last 40 seconds of the teaser show, they're determined to do whatever it takes to protect the people of Derry and ensure It never comes back again. "We can do this, but we have to stick together," James McAvoy's adult Bill tells Jessica Chastain's adult Bev in the teaser, which flashes between the present day and the late '80s when the Losers' Club were children.

In all, this teaser does a superb job painting the kind of picture that It: Chapter Two will be: terrifying, poignant, bursting with blood and red balloons, and punctuated with Pennywise's creepy grin and haunting "hello!" 

Look forward to a full trailer for It: Chapter Two in the near future, and get ready for the film to open in theaters on September 6.