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It: Chapter Two Features What Could Be The Bloodiest Scene In Movie History

When It: Chapter Two hits theaters, there will be blood... just, crazy amounts of blood.

Director Andy Muschietti and star Jessica Chastain revealed to the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con that one scene in the flick required more fake blood than has ever been used in a scene before — 4,500 gallons of the stuff. (via We Got This Covered)

You may recall that in It: Chapter One, young Beverly (Sophia Lillis) had an encounter with a manifestation of the evil, shape-shifting entity which appears most often in the guise of Pennywise, the Dancing Clown, in the bathroom of her father's house. During this encounter, Beverly was enticed to try to find the source of mysterious childrens' voices coming from the drain in the sink — and as soon as she got close enough, the plumbing backed up just a little, as plumbing tends to do. Only in this case, it let loose with an absolute geyser of freaking blood, as plumbing generally tends not to do, leaving the poor, screaming girl soaked — and extremely befuddled, when it became apparent that her father couldn't see the mess at all.

Judging by a brief shot in the new trailer, in which Chastain appears covered in blood in a bathroom, we're going to go out on a limb to guess that in It: Chapter Two, Beverly will experience a recurrence of this incident as an adult (although that doesn't happen in King's novel). Now, you may think that as an actor, your first inclination would be to do everything in your power to make sure that you get drenched in as little fake blood as possible, because nobody likes hour-long showers during which they spend half that time digging red stuff out of places we can't mention here. In the case of Chastain, however, you'd be quite wrong — the star said that she actually pushed Muschietti in the exact opposite direction.

"I was like, 'No, if we're going to do it, let's do it,'" Chastain told the crowd. "I love horror films, I love Carrie, and I said, 'Let's make Carrie on steroids.' And that's what we did, and it literally tortured me because I didn't realize that it would be that way the whole movie."

We're not sure exactly what Chastain meant by "that way for the whole movie," as the trailer revealed that Beverly does not, in fact, spend the entire flick drenched in blood. We're thinking that she simply means that the film leans slightly more into the gorier aspects of its story than It: Chapter One did, and you know what? We're fine with that.

Muschietti provided the 4,500 gallon figure, which — even if accurate — may or may not be a record. It was widely reported that director Fede Álvarez employed no less than 50,000 gallons of fake blood for the final, climactic scene of 2013's Evil Dead, and if you've seen that movie, you know that while that seems like a heck of a lot of fake blood, it's not outside the realm of possibility that the reports were true.

In any event, Muschietti's statement totally lines up with remarks Chastain made when she was discussing shooting the picture during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "I'm gonna say something, and I think I'm going to get in trouble, but I'm gonna do it," she said. "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," she said. "And I'll tell you, the next day I was, like, pulling blood out of my eyeballs. Like, fake blood."

It also squares with remarks that It: Chapter Two screenwriter Gary Dauberman made to The Hollywood Reporter last month, when he was asked specifically about the scene in question. "I think that's Andy pushing it to the brink; he has a great relationship with Chastain," Dauberman said. "But, yeah, that's definitely Andy. I know the particular scene you're talking about, and there's no way to do it without a ton of blood. Knowing Andy, he always takes things and multiplies them, which is what you want out of your director. It's pretty incredible."

The scribe also indicated that he had seen the finished picture, and offered an assessment that is, well, pretty darn exciting. "I'm very, very happy and I'm very, very proud," he said. "I don't know if you can hear the joy in my voice... but I'm very excited for everyone to see it. As a very, very anxious person, I have no anxiety about that movie whatsoever."

Dauberman isn't the only one who is excited for audiences to feast their eyes on the film. Master of Horror Stephen King, who wrote the iconic 1986 novel upon which the two movies are based, recently took to Twitter with his opinion: "Excited for It: Chapter Two? You should be," he wrote. "I've seen it, and it's terrific."

If that's not enough to pump you up, we're just not sure what is. We'll be keeping an eye out for all the It: Chapter Two news that's fit to report, and horror fans, circle your calendars: the picture hits the big screen on September 6.