The new home video release of IT movie comes out this month, and most fans are excited for the deleted scenes announced to come with the film. While Andy Muschietti’s Director’s Cut should be out in another few months, it’ll still be fun to see what was removed from the film. We already got to see the “alternate” opening for the film, and a leaked copy of the alternate ending, but now a scene with Henry Bowers and his two friends has been unveiled.
Here’s how it was described by an Australian fan who recently gave summaries of all the deleted scenes:
“As the Losers’ Club heads into the Neibolt house, Henry sits in his car with his face covered in blood. Belch and Victor are dead with throats slit.”
Check it out for yourselves:
It certainly makes Henry seem like a deadlier character, as the theatrical cut only shows him killing his sleeping father. Unfortunately it doesn’t do much for the horror elements of the film – in fact, it really misses an opportunity to make Pennywise more memorable and threatening.
In the original Stephen King novel (potential spoilers), Henry actually chases after the Losers into the sewers with his two friends Belch and Victor. He doesn’t actually kill them. In fact, Pennywise does, after he takes the terrifying form of Frankenstein’s monster. He viciously rips Victor’s head straight off, and then mutilates Belch’s face.
It does a lot to show how powerful Pennywise is, and you really get the sense that the Losers could be in trouble. If the actual film had included the scene, we might’ve actually gotten a more memorable Pennywise and a higher body count to really dramatize the danger.
Instead the scene gets downplayed to Henry merely sitting with his friends’ bodies, and even that had to be removed from the finished film. How truly saddening.
At any rate, we’ll be able to see the rest of the deleted clips when IT comes to home video on January 9, 2018.
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