Did Pennywise try to eat a baby in a deleted IT scene?

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Stephen King’s It had some pretty shocking imagery, but there was one particular scene that was apparently too disturbing for the final cut, and we’re not talking about the orgy.

In an interview with Throwing Shade podcast (via JoBlo), actor Timothy Simons of Veep, who auditioned for the role of Pennywise, mentioned that the scene he read involved eating a baby.

“It was [Pennywise] way back at the beginning of Derry convincing the woman to give him her baby to eat,” said Simons. “And it was scary. The thing that was scariest about it was that it was very direct. It was, ‘If you don’t do this, these are the things that I’m going to do.’ And they were all terrible.”

While this moment wasn’t featured in the released version of It, we’d love to know it was actually shot. We imagine that it would’ve looked something like this:

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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