Pennsylvania Police ‘Frighten’ After Red ‘It’ Balloons Are Found On Sewer

The Movie ‘It’ Premieres Tomorrow!

The Police Department of a small town in Pennsylvania has been scarily untying red balloons tied off sewers. The Police Facebook page answered with a joyful yet wry message asking people to stop doing it.

The creepy move comes as a nod to the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s horror novel ‘It,’ which premieres on Friday.

Is that you, Pennywise?

Several members of the police department in Lititz, Pennsylvania, may have been sleeping with one eye open. Since they were a little bit freaked out by the appearance of red balloons tied to grates around town.

The Lititz police department on Tuesday posted photos of red balloons a prankster tied to a pair of sewer grates.

A red balloon is the calling card of Pennywise, the sewer-dwelling, a child-eating clown in Stephen King’s horror novel ‘It’. Which hotly anticipated movie version hits theaters Friday.

In a playful Facebook post, police write they admire the prankster’s creativity. But were “completely terrified” while removing the balloons and “respectfully request they do not do that again.”

Police also suggest people watch previews of the movie with the lights turned on and the volume turned low.

The police department’s post ends with a famous line from the book, “You’ll float too.”

However, it turns out the red balloons dangling at the edge of a sewer were all part of an elaborate campaign to promote the movie.

The red balloons have shown up tied to sewers all over the country. Including Raleigh, North Carolina, and even outside Stephen King’s home in Bangor, Maine.


Box office monster

‘It,’ the hotly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s doorstop of a novel, is shaping up to be a box office monster.

The horror film is expected to make $60 million when it debuts on Friday. ‘It’ has shattered records to become the top horror film pre-seller in history, surprising 2011’s ‘Paranormal Activity 3.’ It also took the crown as Fandango’s top pre-seller among September releases, eclipsing 2016’s ‘Sully.’

If the film hits $60 million, it will become the biggest September opening of all time. ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ was the previous record holder with its $48 million debut.

‘It’ follows a group of teen outcasts who battle a mysterious and deadly force — one that manifests itself as a child-eating clown.

Andrés Muschietti, best known for ‘Mama,’ directs a cast that includes Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, the clown, along with Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, and Sophia Lillis as his young foes.

Via Variety

Source: Time



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