It’s been a month since It, the horror movie based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel, came out in theaters. TBQH, it’s still scaring the bejeezies out of us, especially now that we’ve had time to notice a few details that we originally missed. WARNING: Spoilers and also — ugh — clowns ahead.
1.For starters, in the scene where Ben and the kids are outside the drugstore, there's a SUPER CASUAL mural with Pennywise shown in it.
2.On the same wall, you can also see a newspaper with a headline about "The Bradley Gang," which is a direct reference to the book.
3.When we first meet Beverly, there is a graffiti on the bathroom stall that says "Hate Clown."
4.Bill's "Tracker Brothers" shirt is another reference to the novel.
5.The mummy that's attacking Ben toward the end of the movie could be a tribute to the Universal Monsters.
6.And this close-up of Pennywise's hand could also be a reference to the Werewolf.
7.The painting that freaks out Stanley is inspired by an actual work of art by the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.
8.Stanley's last encounter with "It" is the most intense — and probably foreshadows the movie's sequel.
9.Pennywise's costume includes historic touches to emphasize how long he's been around.
10.There are several turtle references made, such as when Bill finds a toy turtle in Georgie's room.
11.Richie is seen wearing a shirt from Freese's — a department store where, in the book, his character hides from school bullies.
12.While Ben is reading, an out-of-focus shot shows the librarian coming up behind him super creepily.
13.This shirt worn by Eddie may be paying homage to Christine, another Stephen King novel.
14.In the scene where Richie is walking into a room full of clowns, you can see the original Pennywise.
15.The leper that comes up to Eddie is played by a talented Spanish actor named Javier Botet.
16.Seconds before Pennywise attacks Patrick Hockstetter, we see an "I ❤ Derry" balloon, linking his death with another character's from the novel.
17.The names on some of the missing children signs are the names of actual production team members of the film.