Reddit user's childhood photo will freak you out


If you wanted to sleep peacefully tonight, don't read any further. 

An 18-year-old recently stumbled upon a rather eerie childhood photo of themselves from 2002 that may give you nightmares. 

The photo was captured during a family stroll through the forest by the University of British-Columbia in Vancouver.

Sounds innocent enough, right? Well, any true horror fans will instantly see why viewers might be creeped out by Reddit user keveren12's post.

The dark shadows and dappled sunlight, combined with the child's yellow rainjacket are enough to have us scouring the background of the photo for Pennywise the clown because, sure, he must be lurking nearby, waiting to pounce. 

Check out the creepy photo below:
Photo Credit: Reddit/Keveren12

For those currently wondering who the hell Pennywise is and why they should be afraid of a yellow raincoat, allow us to explain.

Stephen King's cult classic novel 'IT' was remade into a blockbuster 2017 movie bearing the same name, which breathed life back into the classic, hair-raising tale.

The film tells the frightening story of Pennywise the Clown, who torments his victims with visions of their worst nightmares before killing them and dragging them back to his lair for them to 'float above' forever. 

As for the child depicted above, there is an uncanny resemblance to little Georgie, IT's first victim at the start of the film, who is lured into a storm drain while wearing an iconic yellow raincoat. The child is never seen again.

Moments before Georgie would come face to face with Pennywise.
Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

A promo image for 'IT' Photo Credit: New Line Cinema

While the majority of commenters agreed that the image instantly evoked thoughts of the deadly clown, one user drew similarities to Pan's Labyrinth. 

What do you think? Creepy coincidence or just a cool photo? 

See where 'IT' landed on the list of top-grossing films:

10 highest-grossing movies of 2017
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10 highest-grossing movies of 2017

10. “Justice League” — $635.9 million

For all the bashing the movie took from critics and the fans, this latest DC Comics movie was able to crack the top 10 (let’s check in a couple of weeks to see if “The Last Jedi” ruins the party). It’s the worst performer of any of the DC releases to date, but on the bright side, it likely won’t lose $100 million for Warner Bros. 

9. “It” — $697.5 million

Domestic: $327.4 million

WB couldn’t be more happy with how this adaptation of Stephen King’s book, made on a $35 million budget, performed at the box office. And it was a hit internationally, where horrors usually don’t do as strong.

8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” — $794.8 million

Domestic: $172.5 million

People in the US may have had enough of the “Pirates” franchise, but it’s still working overseas. So expect more.

7. "Wonder Woman" $821.8 million

Domestic: $412.5 million

It’s Warner Bros. crowning moment so far with its DC Comics franchise. The movie wasn’t just great, it was a beacon for the female empowerment movement going on in the country.

6. “Thor: Ragnarok” — $841.8 million

Domestic: $306.3 million

Marvel did a major pivot with the “Thor” movies and it worked. The wacky feel, lead by its director Taika Waititi, gave a spike in business to one of the few Marvel characters whose standalone movies were getting stale.

5. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” — $863.5 million

Domestic: $389.8 million

This Marvel title, on the other hand, didn’t need any changes at all. This sequel to the overachieving original movie came back with more fun and sweet needle drops.

4. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — $880.1 million

Domestic: $334.2 million

Sony teamed with Marvel Studios for its latest relaunch of Spidey and it was a masterful move. The inclusion of Tony Stark led to a light-hearted story and the franchise’s new Peter Parker, Tom Holland, did the rest with his charm.

3. “Despicable Me 3” — $1.03 billion

Domestic: $264.5 million

It wasn’t a great year for animated releases compared to the past couple. This is the only one that really knocked it out of the park around the world. Expect Universal and Illumination to call on Steve Carell to do more (and more Minions movies, too).

2. “The Fate of the Furious” — $1.23 billion

Domestic: $225.7 million

Not even infighting among the enormous stars of this franchise can stop its money making potential. It's pretty much bulletproof overseas, where the movie made $1 billion!

1. “Beauty and the Beast” — $1.26 billion

Domestic: $504 million

Disney’s process of doing live-action versions of its animated classics is going smoothly. 2016’s “Jungle Book” almost hit the $1 billion mark worldwide ($966.5 million) and “Beauty and the Beast” did this year. On deck: “Lion King.”


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