Fans are eagerly awaiting IT: Chapter Two‘s arrival in theaters. And who could blame them? Everything we hear implies that Chapter Two is going to be even more terrifying than 2017’s first installment from director Andy Muschietti.
According to actress Jessica Chastain, who stars as adult Beverly, one scene is “Carrie on steroids”. But that’s not all, she stated that the film went through a jaw-dropping 4,500 gallons of fake blood! Just to put that in perspective, that would fill up an average above-ground swimming pool.
In the movie there’s a scene…someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film. In a scene,” Chastain told host Jimmy Fallon. She continued, “The next day I was pulling blood out of my eyeballs. It’s scary.
“I was like, ‘No, if we’re going to do it, let’s do it.’ 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.”
Directed by Muschietti from the screenplay written by Gary Dauberman, the film stars Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh, Bill Hader as Richie, James McAvoy as Bill, James Ransone as Eddie, Andy Bean as Stanley, Isaiah Mustafa as Mike and Jay Ryan as Ben. Xavier Dolan is Adrian Mellon, Teach Grant as bully Henry Bowers, with Will Beinbrink as Tom Rogan, and Jess Weixler as Bill’s wife. Bill Skarsgård returns as the demented entity known as Pennywise. Reprising their roles as the original members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Lieberher as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie.
“Every 27 years, evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, IT Chapter Two brings the characters — who’ve long since gone their separate ways — back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film”.
IT: Chapter Two opens hits theaters on September 6, 2019.