The Trailer for Andrés Muschietti’s remake of Stephen King’s IT hit the Internet on Wednesday and, in a short amount of time, has smashed all viewing records. During IT’s first 36 hours online, the terrifying preview featuring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise was viewed almost 450 million times worldwide! This includes a whopping 1.8 million Facebook shares.
I’ve probably watched the trailer for IT more than most; okay, I may actually be obsessed with it! As a writer myself, I believe that every detail is important, knowing that I take pains over every aspect of my work. 99% of the time, I believe nothing is a coincidence. I recently shared my theory that Pennywise’s arch nemesis The Turtle is actually hiding (under a tarp!) in the trailer. Whether you agreed with me on that assessment of not, I believe I’ve spotted another Stephen King Easter Egg: Is that you Christine?
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Fans of Stephen King’s books and the many film adaptations of his work are familiar with Christine, the 1958 Plymouth Fury is the start of the novel published in 1983. But the demon vehicle didn’t stay parked in a single story; she’s made cameos is Cat’s Eye, The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition, and (you guessed it) IT!
[Christine] appears unnamed on It, driven by a cadaveric Belch Huggins who helps Henry Bowers to reach the hotel where The Loser’s Club’s members are.
So if you’re planning on scouring the IT trailer looking for that cherry red classic car, pump the breaks: Muschetti is more subtle than that. Check out the shirt Eddie Kaspbrak (played by Jack Dylan Grazer) is wearing when The Losers are all stopped on their bikes. At first, I thought it was a Ninja Turtle, but look closely: That’s some kind of animated, evil looking car. The logo in the middle looks like Chevy from a distance, but if you can zoom in close enough, it’s definitely the V seen on Christine’s particular make.
Eddie’s t-shirts may be a source of additional Easter Eggs. Check out the one he’s wearing during the slideshow sequence:
This time, it’s clear that the shirt is for the 1980s TV series Airwolf. What does a series about a helicopter with stealth capabilities have to do with Stephen King? Nothing. However, in the novel IT, Eddie is confronted by Pennywise in the form of a werewolf. King also wrote the novella Cycle of the Werewolf, which went on to become the movie Sliver Bullet in 1985. Is this a stretch? Absolutely, but you better believe I’ll be taking a close look at every shirt Eddie appears in!