In case you hadn't heard already, the Hollywood movie adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, IT, is absolutely smashing it in cinemas.

The movie has broken records and terrified hundreds of thousands of people, and it's only been out a week.

But who's the man behind all the make-up? I mean, there's not just an actor walking around looking like this all the time...

Credit: Warner Bros.

I'm not even scared of clowns and that's creeping me out.

Well, the bloke who plays Pennywise is Bill Skarsgårds. To be completely fair to him, he's a handsome guy.

Credit: PA Images

He recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he explained that he was terrified of traumatising the children...

Credit: ABC

I wasn't expecting his voice to sound like that at all? Anyway, it turns out that without make-up, his creepy smile is even, well, creepier.

Yup, I'm definitely not getting any sleep tonight. Great.

If you haven't seen the movie yet, check out this trailer and see if you reckon you could cope...

Credit: New Line Cinema

Still with us? Okay, try this one on for size...

Credit: New Line Cinema

Yeah, I thought not.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her -

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