The werewolf comes after Bill and Richie as Bill attempts to get the enormous bike moving. Eddie succeeds in killing Henry with a letter opener.

Bill decides they should do research on these phenomenon and try to find a way to kill It.

It examines themes of friendship, family, grief, fear, and memory. Bill does not know what they will do once they arrive, but in his research, he came across a ritual called Chud. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It. That evening, the five remaining members of the Losers’ Club—Bill, Ben, Richie, Beverly, and Eddie—enter It’s lair, and discover that It has transformed into a giant female spider.

Ben is overweight and overfed, due to fears of poverty harbored by his single mother, Arlene Hanscom. Summaries. The mummy was holding a bouquet of balloons that appeared to float against the wind. Meanwhile, Beverly hears voices from the kitchen and bathroom sink drains.

Mike and Richie stay in the longest and have a vision in which they see the day that It came to Derry. The Losers know that they will have to confront It someday, but are not sure when or how. The key to sending It away for good is by performing the Ritual of Chüd, in which the attacker bites down on his or her tongue, prompting It to bite its own. Ben is worried as Henry is angry at him for escaping into the Barrens the last day of school.

Struggling with distance learning? Do they have what it takes to face IT? Twenty-seven years later, they reunite to fulfill a promise made that terrible summer. He and his six friends—nicknamed the Losers’ Club—sent It away in 1958. Instead of telling jokes, Bill stands up to the creature, proving his lack of fear. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. While they are waiting, Stan tells them how he was bird watching in Memorial Park and was nearly attacked by two dead teenagers in the Standpipe.

Bill makes the boat for Georgie and waterproofs it so Georgie can sail his boat in the still flooded gutters outside. If the attacker laughs first, It earns the right to kill. Dave Gardener, a neighbor, races out of his house and carries George’s body back to the Denbrough house. Mike was on his way to the church where he attended school when Henry Bowers and his friends began to chase him. A few days later, Eddie returned to the house and went under the porch to peek inside the cellar windows.

It dies. It is also present during the burning of the Black Spot in 1930. Mike is mortally wounded, but manages to wound Bowers, as well. His stepfather, Richard Macklin, regularly beats him and his brother Dorsey, resulting in the bludgeoning death of the latter. When Patricia goes to check on him, she finds the door locked. The boat floats toward a storm drain and gets caught. The eyes then turn blue, like those of George’s mother. Richie walks downtown to Bassey Park and is pounced upon by the giant statue of Paul Bunyan. In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one. Overview Stephen King’s 1986 novel It is widely considered to be one of the most frightening stories ever written. Bill told everyone to gather rocks just as Henry Bowers and his friends appeared. Eddie manages to fight back and gets the better of Bowers, stabbing him in the belly with a broken Perrier bottle.

The waitress comes in with fortune cookies for dessert. He concludes that, even if the group forgets each other during their waking hours, perhaps they will remember everything, particularly their love for each other, in their dreams. George stares for a while at the picture of the turtle on the lid, wondering where he has seen it before. Mike recalls the rock fight that brought him into the circle of friends. Undoubtedly, something is going on in the once-peaceful late-1980s town of Derry, Maine, as a seemingly endless string of violence, murder, and unaccountable child disappearances terrorise the small community. Mike notices that Henry has been possessed by It, which uses people as its “dogsbody,” or servant. When both her parents have gone to work, Beverly goes and finds Richie, Ben and Stan. Eddie knew there was something alien about the leper as he saw orange pom poms, like a clown would wear, on its clothes. This Study Guide consists of approximately 90 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - While members of the Losers’ Club go on to achieve success in adulthood, Henry Bowers is locked away in Juniper Hills, a mental institution for the criminally-insane.

It is the fall of 1957 and it has rained for a full week, causing the streets of Derry, Maine to flood. Eddie is nearly killed by the walking corpse of an old acquaintance. Richie denies ever having an experience like these, but Stan begins to tell a story when they are interrupted by Mr. Nell, a local beat cop. Richie talks Bill into showing him Georgie's picture album. Ben is surprised when they accept his offer and invite him to play with them the following day.

Beverly takes them to her apartment and shows them the blood. The next call is to Richard Tozier, now a Los Angeles radio personality. It retreats once again, but this time Ben, Bill and Richie follow. It is present during Derry’s transformation from “a sleepy little shipbuilding town into a booming honky-tonk.” It is present in 1929 during the town’s ambush of the Bradley Gang and participates in the shootout. | When it was over and Henry was gone, promising revenge, Bill realized that Mike was the last piece of their puzzle of friends. As George reaches forward, the clown’s eyes change, and Pennywise pulls the boy into the darkness, ripping George’s arm out of its socket. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Mike and Stanley come from more secure and loving homes, but they are socially outcast due to being black and Jewish, respectively. Bill, Ben, and Richie decide in 1958 that they have to send It away by making a silver bullet. The Losers Club was now complete. However, something else does not want anyone to remain outside. One night, It leads him out of the institution and back to Derry. Richie was the last to experience It, in the form of a werewolf, reminiscent of the monster from I Was a Teenage Werewolf, a film he sees at the Aladdin Theater.

The eyes belong to a clown who introduces himself as “Mr. With the help of her friend Kay McCall, she is able to get the money that she needs to get back to Derry. In the album, there is Georgie's last school picture. All seven go into the clubhouse and sit in the smoke until they cannot stand it any longer. Bill stays in Derry with his wife who is in a catatonic state as a result of seeing It. Later, she sees Patrick Hocksetter get attacked and killed by mutant leeches. Eddie is the son of an overprotective hypochondriac of a mother who has convinced him that he has asthma. Find summaries for every chapter, including a It Chapter … The kids, also known as the Losers Club, decide to fight and kill It. Eddie is having an asthma attack, and Bill needs to go to the pharmacy to get his asthma inhaler. Eddie goes to the field where a group of kids always played ball when he was a child. — This time, Beverly refuses to obey her physically abusive husband, whose habits resemble those of her father, and beats him with the belt that he normally uses on her. As each person makes his way back to Derry, they begin to remember little snippets of their childhood. When Ben was crossing the canal, he saw the mummy from a movie he had seen recently walking on the ice. The werewolf manages to grab Richie once, but somehow the two boys make it to a populated area without being injured. While they were building this clubhouse, Mike brought his father's album of historic pictures to the Barrens to show everyone. | Georgie Dunbrough is bored. Moments after the call, Ben notices scars on his belly he had forgotten he had. Teachers and parents!

Mike's call has left Eddie confused and scared, but he knows he must return to Derry despite his wife's protests. Bill is upset, but manages to focus on the task ahead. Mike Hanlon finds Edward’s pocketknife and spots of blood beside the bench that Edward tripped over on the night of his murder, trying to escape. In gratitude, George kisses him before going out.