13 September 2017 3:54 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Did you know that 1980s horror villain Freddy Krueger almost appeared in New Line’s horror mega-hit “It”? In an interview with Aint-It-Cool-News, director Andy Muschietti noted that Stephen King’s original novel “makes a portrait of childhood in the ’50s. He’s very genuine when he brings all the Universal Monsters to the repertoire of incarnation because that’s what kids were afraid of.” So in re-setting the story in the 1980s, Muschietti said that he and his team did contemplate including big-screen horror monsters from that decade as objects of fear for the young characters — including a certain clawed villain from 1984’s. »

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