A new adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel hits theaters on Sept. 8, and this photo series will have you in the mood to go see the film—if you’re into the freaking yourself out, that is.
The photos were taken by a high school student from Mississippi and feature his little brother in full clown costume and makeup. Of course, he’s carrying the infamous red balloon from the book and 1990 mini TV series (the first film adaption of the book), and he’s standing in the forest.
Sound creepy? It absolutely is.
The photos definitely do the upcoming film justice in terms of scare factor.
The costume and makeup are creepy, but also pretty incredible.
Fair warning—these may give you nightmares.
Now that we’ve gotten one scary element out of the way, check out the trailer below to see if you’ll be willing to sit through this film in the spirit of Halloween.