We know that Bill Skarsgård and his glorious cheekbones will be playing Pennywise the clown in Stephen King’s upcoming film adaptation of It — an It who can get it, hardy har har — but that still didn’t adequately prepare us for this nightmarish first image of Skarsgård’s demonic entity. Compliments of EW, the first look may very much induce some serious coulrophobia. Beware!
“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane,” Skarsgård says of Pennywise. “It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates.” The film will haunt you from under your bed for an indefinite period of time — we mean, it’ll arrive in theaters — on September 8, 2017.