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14 Tiny Little Details You May Not Have Noticed In The "It" Movie

The creepy woman lurking in the background of the library!

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WARNING: Contains spoilers from the film AND novel versions of It.

2. Before Patrick Hockstetter encounters Pennywise in the sewer, he sees an "I heart Derry" balloon. This is a reference to a character in the book named Adrian Mellon who wears an “I heart Derry” hat. Adrian is eventually thrown off a bridge by bullies and then dragged into the sewer by Pennywise.


6. In the book and 1990 miniseries, Richie has a fear of werewolves after watching I Was a Teenage Werewolf. The 2017 film doesn't mention this, but the group encounters Pennywise in the Neibolt house, and we can see a werewolf hand bursting through his clown glove.


8. The novel described a group of outlaws called "The Bradley Gang," who are killed by the people of Derry in 1929. During the film, when Mike has visions of burning hands creeping through the crack of a door, a mural of The Bradley Gang's shootout can be seen.


11. In the novel, there's a mysterious being called The Turtle, who is Pennywise's enemy. In the film we see Bill pick up and drop a Lego turtle in Georgie's room. There's also a scene in which the kids are swimming in the lake, and a turtle is spotted.

14. When the kids part ways at the end of the film, the order they leave is believed to be symbolic. Stan leaves first, followed by Eddie. In the novel, this is the order in which they die as adults — Stan, then Eddie.


An earlier version of this post misstated Eddie's job as an adult.