Henry Bowers goes completely insane in this newly uncovered deleted scene from IT, Andy Muschietti’s 2017 take on Stephen King’s popular novel.
I’m always thrilled to hear about deleted scenes from this adaptation. A long-time, die-hard fan of King’s story, I wanted the 2017 film to be much darker and scarier. Even though I’m a horror fan whose greatest love is for the supernatural, King’s novel still manages to frighten the bejesus out of me each time I re-read it.
A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
Like Lambs to a Slaughter
Like the gloriously disturbing rumoured deleted scene involving It‘s penchant for infanticide, this new clip taps deeper into the terror provided by the novel. The clip takes place as the Loser’s Club gathers outside of the infamous Neibolt Street house. This is just before they head inside to take their stand against the entity haunting their town and murdering their peers. The gang stand in the front yard of the house and discuss their plans. Unfortunately, they don’t notice a car parked down the street. In the car sits their mortal nemesis Henry Bowers, covered in blood and completely out of his mind. But Henry isn’t alone, per se. As he spies on our beloved Losers, he talks to his friends, Victor Criss and Belch Huggins.
Well … sort of.
It would be more accurate to say that he talks AT their corpses – Henry seems to have been very busy with his knife off-screen! It’s a pity that the scene wasn’t used in the theatrical release of the film. It’s a pretty good illustration of how far off the deep end Pennywise the Dancing Clown has driven Henry by the end of the film. This knowledge makes him an even scarier villain. For that reason, I recommend keeping the scene in mind the next time you revisit IT.