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6 Easter Eggs You May Have Missed in IT

After last weekend, there’s a new King at the box office! The cinematic remake of Stephen King‘s It trounced all box office projections on its way towards a record-breaking opening…and it’s not done yet. Thirty plus years after his debut, Pennywise the Clown is an icon again. And before you go back to It for a second dose of terror, today’s Nerdist News is peeling back the curtain on the six Easter eggs you may have missed in It.

There are some spoilers ahead for It, but if you haven’t seen the movie yet, then you’ll know what to look for onscreen.

Join host and the only woman to look into the deadlights without going mad, Jessica Chobot, as she breaks down some surprising details. For example, those turtles you kept seeing in the film were not a coincidence. Those turtles are actually a visual reference to Maturin, a guardian of the beams that holds up The Dark Tower. Sure, he’s a turtle. What about it? Maturin had a key role in the story.

Pennywise also gave us a glimpse of his deadlights without really explaining what they are. Fortunately, the box office performance of It means it’s likely both Pennywise and Maturin will have an opportunity to expand on their otherworldly ties. Before we get too far into the future, let’s discuss how the movie looked back. One of the biggest shocks for us was the callback to Tim Curry‘s incarnation of It from the 1990 TV miniseries.

Some of the references were more subtle, like Eddie’s evil car t-shirt, which seemed to be a direct reference to Christine. The last two references to the novel may show up in the sequel that takes place in the present day. First is the statue of Paul Bunyan, which appeared in the movie and later became one of It’s forms in the book. Similarly, the “I Heart Derry” balloon doesn’t mean much now, but a murder at that event 27 years in the future will bring the grown-up Losers’ Club back to town for a rematch with Pennywise. 

Which Easter egg was your favorite in this film? Scare up some thoughts in the comment section.

Images: Warner Bros.

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