IT Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti clearly knows his Stephen King: there are references to other King properties peppered throughout Muschietti's 2019 film. Some IT Chapter Two Easter eggs are easy to spot; others, like the carpet pattern from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, are more obscure. And others still - like that turtle in that classroom when Ben goes back to his old school - might only catch the eye of the most devoted King fans.
Dean's Skateboard Has A Familiar Pattern On ItPhoto: Warner Bros.
One of the most visually striking elements of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is the carpet in the upstairs hallway of the Overlook Hotel - a pattern that has been referenced repeatedly in pop culture in the decades since. The David Hicks-designed pattern makes a subtle appearance in IT Chapter Two: there's a faded version of it on the bottom of Dean's skateboard.1,495284Did you miss this?
Someone Doesn't Like Gretta KeenePhoto: Warner Bros.
When Beverly gets trapped in the bathroom stall, we see a bunch of graffiti covering the walls. One of the scribbles reads "Gretta Keene is a b*tch" - something Eddie Kaspbrak would probably agree with, since she's the one who wrote "Loser" on his cast.962233Did you miss this?
Young Ben From The 1990 Miniseries Makes A CameoPhoto: It / ABC
Actor Brandon Crane played the young version of Ben Hanscom in the 1990 It miniseries. In IT Chapter Two, Crane makes a cameo as a client arguing with adult Ben Hanscom (played by Jay Ryan) about an architecture project.1,118299Did you miss this?
Secondhand Rose, Secondhand ClothesPhoto: Warner Bros.
Secondhand Rose, Secondhand Clothes makes an appearance in the 2019 adaptation. In both the book and film, it’s the store where Bill finds and re-buys his old bike, Silver. The store is featured in nearly every King story in which Derry pops up, including Insomnia and 11/22/63.697251Did you miss this?