The Stephen King connections just keep on coming.
The recent Dark Tower movie adaptation was widely marketed as being a connecting piece for many of King’s works, much like the titular Dark Tower novels. Meanwhile Andy Muschietti wasn’t as keen on playing the cinematic universe card with his adaptation of IT. But that’s not to say there aren’t a few Easter eggs hidden about.
One such reference you might’ve missed actually calls back to Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers. Twitter user Michael Varrati has pointed out that Henry Bowers’ car in the movie is the same exact make and model as Charles’ from Sleepwalkers!
— Michael Varrati (@MichaelVarrati) September 10, 2017
The car is a 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – and it even sports the same Martinique Blue color in both films. Although in Sleepwalkers, it’s also used in this infamous scene where Charles continues to shapeshift and morph rapidly in fear.
He continues to use the car throughout the film, although after the high speed pursuit he uses his powers to change it to a red 1965 Ford Mustang for a short time.
There was also an awesome Tim Curry Pennywise Easter egg that a lot of people might have missed.
Meanwhile the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s IT has been a huge success. It’s even scared the author’s son Joe Hill:
“Andres’ adaptation of IT is one of the 5 scariest films ever made,” Hill exclaimed. “It’s tremendously humane. You love the characters in it. But it is just relentlessly terrifying.”
“Only Jaws, The Exorcist, John Carpenter’s The Thing and Let the Right One In are scarier. It’s that good. It’s that brilliant.”
Meanwhile Bill Skarsgård has previously revealed that he’s been having nightmares from how terrifying an experience playing Pennywise was – which isn’t really a surprise:
“It’s funny. I went back to Stockholm after we wrapped, and every night for two weeks, I had these strange recurring Pennywise dreams. I was him, but I was in the wrong setting, somehow. I was upset that people could see my face. It was surreal. I can’t explain it.”
IT is currently playing in theaters everywhere.