Pennywise Eats A Baby In the Disturbing IT Deleted Scene
Posted 2017/10/15 0 0
IT had a scene that was just too disturbing to make it to the big screen!
Back in September, star Bill Skarsgård teased that one of the things they had to cut was “really, really disturbing.” Skarsgard said that the scene was a flashback to the 1600s before Pennywise was Pennywise. The actor had this to say.
“There was a scene we shot that was a flashback from the 1600s, before Pennywise [was Pennywise],” the actor told Variety last month. “The scene turned out really, really disturbing. And I’m not the clown. I look more like myself. It’s very disturbing, and sort of a backstory for what IT is, or where Pennywise came from.”
And now, during a recent Throwing Shade podcast, Timothy Simons, an actor who tried out for the part of Pennywise (a part that eventually went to Bill Skarsgard), explained that when he auditioned, he read a scene about Pennywise eating a baby that seemingly confirms the information that has appeared online. He said about the scene,
"It was [Pennywise] way back at the beginning of Derry convincing the woman to give him her baby to eat. And it was scary. The thing that was scariest about it was that it was very direct. It was, 'If you don't do this, these are the things that I'm going to do.' And they were all terrible."
The scene would have been set in 1637 and would have featured a character named Abigail running into her home and grasping her baby to her breast, whereafter Pennywise would have slipped in and shape-shifted into a terrifying, half-human creature with "razor sharp teeth." Pennywise then would have threatened Abigail's whole family, saying she needed to yield her baby, after which the following would have happened:
“She turns away from the baby. Faces those dying embers. We keep on her face as they seem to begin GLOWING BRIGHTER AS -- OVER HER SHOULDER -- OUT OF FOCUS -- Pennywise crawls over to the Baby and starts to feast. SHARP CRY FROM THE BABY CUT OFF as we hear a CRUNCH. Abigail continues to look into the BRIGHT ORANGE GLOW of not the flickering fire... but the DEADLIGHTS. Her expression changing. Fear. Denial. Grief. Acceptance. And then nothing. Just a glazed look. AS IF NOTHING HORRIFIC IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING BEHIND HER.”
Depending on your thought process, that scene may or may not have been more disturbing than the orgy scene, but for many, it wins for the most disturbing scene cut from Andres Muschietti's IT.