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.
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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.Did you miss this?
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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.Did you miss this?
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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.Did you miss this?
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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.Did you miss this?