"It" trailer shatters YouTube record, was viewed 197 million times in 24 hours

Looks like "It," based on Stephen King's ultra popular novel, will be a box-office hit, that is if you judge these sort of things by You Tube popularity. The upcoming horror reboot nabbed almost 200 million views (197 million to be precise) in its first 24 hour. That is insane. What's even more astounding is that the it beat the previous record holder, "The Fate of the Furious," by almost 60 million views.

Andrés Muschietti directs the reboot, he did a pretty good job with tepid material in 2013's "Mama." That's the only other film he's directed, the top-notch photography of "Mama" doesn't seem to be a fluke as it's back here again. It looks beautifully realized from top to bottom. Maybe the fact that the trailer is actually scary has been part of its "charm." I rarely get spooked by a two minute preview, but "It" did the job and did it well. If you haven't seen this ever popular trailer, here it is.

The R rated “It” stars Bill SkarsgårdJaeden LieberherJeremy Ray TaylorSophia LillisFinn WolfhardWyatt OleffChosen JacobsJack Dylan GrazerNicholas HamiltonJackson Robert Scott and opens nationwide on September 8th. [Deadline]