Just over a week before 'It' arrives in theaters

By Jessica Derschowitz
August 30, 2017 at 09:09 AM EDT
  • Movie

Stephen King has brought a (spine-tingling) bit of the fictional town of Derry, Maine, to his real-life home.

Multiple news outlets noticed this week that a single red balloon has appeared in a window of the author’s house in Bangor, an apparent nod to the evil clown Pennywise from the upcoming film adaptation of his famed novel, It.

King hasn’t commented on the balloon’s appearance on social media, but with the It theatrical release just over a week away, it seems like it’s meant as a clever reference to the film. Or maybe a rogue balloon from an unrelated celebration got loose and he didn’t notice. Sure.

It, starring Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise, opens in theaters Sept. 8.

It (2017)

  • Movie
  • R
  • Andy Muschietti