There’s something up with Stephen King — rather, his house, which looks to have been taken over by a certain sinister clown. It’s a little tough to notice at first, but if you look very closely, it appears the master of horror literature has put a red balloon up in one of the front windows of his gorgeous home in Bangor, Maine to celebrate the impending release of It.

Even if you haven’t read the book or seen the miniseries, if you’ve seen any of the promotional material for the movie you know that the red balloon is basically Pennywise the clown’s calling card. If he’s not holding that enticing balloon, he’s probably holding on to your ankles to drag you down into the sewer.

Despite having the uncanny ability to scare pretty much everyone out of their skin on a regular basis, King is a fun guy who loves to make jokes from time to time. No doubt he’s very excited about the release of It, especially judging from the extremely positive early reactions. The guy deserves to have a good adaptation open this year. Check out two photos of the balloon in King’s Maine home via Bangor’s Z107.3 below:

Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor
Jeff Tuttle, Townsquare Media Bangor

Here’s It’s spooky synopsis:

When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

It floats into theaters September 8. Are you ready?