When the Stephen King adaptation for "IT" released its first official trailer last Wednesday, there was a huge outpouring of movie fans who wanted to see it. After the first 24 hours was finished, the online trailer for "It" had 197 million views, completely shattering the previous record of 139 million views for "The Fate of the Furious" trailer.

The new record for trailer views for 'It'

The original record was just set last year when "The Fast and the Furious" trailer brought in 139 million views. For that movie, most people wanted to see the trailer over and over to watch the betrayal of Vin Diesel towards his team.

It also helped that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson really pushed the promotion of the trailer. Of course, the reason that most of these new trailers get so many record breaking views online is because they are getting their big releases online before hitting theaters before movies and with so much advance publicity and pre-trailer teasers, it has people waiting to see them the second they hit online. With the trailer for the Stephen King movie "It," there is also the fact that it was very scary and frightening.

Stephen King's 'It'

This is not the first time that the Stephen King story "It" has been adapted. The original movie was a television miniseries starring some major TV stars at the time including Harry Andrson "Night Court"), John Ritter ("Three's Company"), Richard Thomas ("The Waltons"), and Tim Curry as Pennywise.

The big question is not whether the new "It" will be better than that original because it wasn't that great, but the question is whether Bill Skarsgard can match the creepiness of Tim Curry's killer clown. The trailer actually showed that the new movie at least is playing well with the source material and there were a lot of scary moments in the trailer.

The director of the new Stephen King adaptation is Andres Muschietti, who also directed the amazing horror movie "Mama." One of the screenwriters is Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), who was originally supposed to direct it.