IT Chapter Two of 2019, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King is Horror movie is a sequel of 2017 IT Chapter One. The evil clown, Pennywise returns after 27 years to grab the town of Maine, Derry, another time.
The adults, childhood friends have long since gone their separate ways. But when people start disappearing, Mike Hanlon calls the others home for one final stand. Damaged by scars from the past, the united Losers must conquer their deepest fears to destroy the shape-shifting Pennywise — now more potent than ever.
IT Chapter Two reveals its reference to The Shining through the final battle of Loser’s Club with Pennywise under the sewers of Derry. Precisely, when Pennywise uses his supernatural powers to trap Beverly Marsh in a bathroom stall. As the booth begins rapidly filling with blood, Pennywise repeatedly opens the door to terrorize Beverly in the form of several villainous characters from her life, including the sociopathic bully of The Loser’s Club, Henry Bowers, who proclaims “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” to a terrified Beverly. Fans of The Shining will instantly recognize this as a direct quotation from the climax of Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of King’s novel, in which Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, chops through a bathroom door with an ax and speaks these very words to his horrified wife Wendy, played by Shelly Duvall.
It is also worth, noting that this scene isn’t the only Easter egg to other Stephen King stories in IT Chapter Two either. A paperweight of a turtle seen when Ben Hanscom revisits the Derry school is an obvious nod to the eons-old turtle Maturin, a staple character of King’s shared universe known for its appearances in both IT and the Dark Tower series.
Furthermore, a scene in which Eddie confronts Pennywise in the form of a leper that terrorized him as a child briefly includes the song “Angel of the Morning.” While 2016’s Deadpool is likely the first thing most audience members will flashback to, this is also a nod to King’s 1990 novella The Langoliers, where it is a favorite song of the alcoholic mother of Craig Toomey