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The Connection Between “It” Movie and “Stanger Things”

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This will actually turn your world upside down because Stranger Things fans don’t clown around.


Season 2 was pretty creepy but wait, it gets creepier. Fans started theorizing about both worlds of Stanger Things and It and found out that they were connected following the release of the new episodes.

The connection stems largely from the introduction of Bob Newby (Sean Astin). So, while driving with Will in the car, Bob tells him that as a kid he always had nightmares about “Mr.Baldo,” a clown who offered him a balloon. Coincidence? Pennywise does that in It.

Bob also suggests to Joyce to buy his parent’s house in Maine where It takes place originally.

Bob’s parents are from Maine, and he was haunted by an evil clown when he was a kid which would’ve been in the late 50’s #StrangerThings

In the season 2 finale, Finn Wolfhard who plays Mike Wheeler repeats the same line as his character in It.

Finn Wolfhard says the same line in both #StrangerThings and the movie IT

While the connections are totally intentional according to the Duffer brothers, there is still one big hole here.

Stranger Things co-creator Matt Duffer first told Vulture that he “had a problem with the 1990 It miniseries as a kid, and Bob’s story was inspired by that.”

“I think [Bob’s clown story] was really me describing something that just freaked me out. I didn’t have that experience myself. I just had nightmares like that,” he said.

Duffer continued:

“I’m sure we were just like, ‘It would be cute if [Bob] suggests moving to Maine, right next to Stephen King.’ Stephen King exists in this world. Some of the characters have read Stephen King. But Bob definitely does not read Stephen King. He’s not interested at all in Stephen King because he hates that kind of story.”

Since King already exists in the world of Stranger Things it’s unlikely that his characters would too. So, kid, you are safe from Pennywise after all.

Source: huffingtonpost

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