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Jessica Chastain says It: Chapter Two has “the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film”

Beware residents of Derry, Maine, it doesn’t sound like Pennywise will be pulling any punches in his second coming. During a recent appearance one The Tonight Show, Jessica Chastain offered up some vague, gory spoilers for the upcoming It sequel, saying that one of her scenes will feature “the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film.” As the crowd reacted to this comment with disconcerted groans, Chastain went on to say that she was doused with so much fake gore in the scene that she spent the next day “pulling blood out of [her] eyeballs.”

It: Chapter Two—the second part of the new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic—follows the grown-up versions of the Losers Club from the first film as they return to their hometown and confront the shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling clown of their nightmares. Fans of the book might have some guesses as to just which scene finds adult Beverly Marsh swimming in blood, but it’s got to be gruesome considering her youthful counterpart got a gore shower in the film’s first installment. Perhaps that Chinese dinner goes spectacularly awry? As Entertainment Weekly suggests, director Andy Muschetti’s Instagram post from September might offer a clue, as it seems to have been taken right after Chastain finished a particularly gruesome scene.


To see exactly what twisted illusions Pennywise the Dancing Clown has prepared for our heroes, we’ll have to wait until the movie premieres in September.

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