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Oshawa sewers to be haunted by literary terror

Part f adaptation of Stephen King classic to be filmed to be filmed in city next month

Residents may have noticed construction beginning on some sort of structure near the former Fittings Property. The site is to be used for the filming of It, a new adaptation of Stephen King's classic horror novel.

Residents may have noticed construction beginning on some sort of structure near the former Fittings Property. The site is to be used for the filming of It, a new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel.

By Joel Wittnebel/The Oshawa Express

Those living around the old Fittings Property may catch a glimpse of something a little unsettling in the coming weeks, as Oshawa is set to become home to one of fiction’s most terrifying creatures.

A recent filming notice sent out to homes in the area of Eulalie Avenue and James Street near downtown Oshawa has advised residents that filming of a new adaptation for Stephen King’s epic novel “It” will be shooting in the area from Aug. 5 to 8. Some vigilant residents may have noticed some changes to the area already, as the notice advises construction on the set got underway on July 11.

“We will be erecting a structure on the vacant lot on the southeast corner of Eulalie Avenue and James Street,” the notice reads.

“During this time, there will be construction vehicles and crews working on James Street and Eulalie Ave.”

The movie, produced by Warner Bros. and set for release in the fall of 2017, follows a group of young kids in the summer of 1989 as they battle an evil presence living in the sewers of their small town. The creature, known only as “It,” hunts children by using their worst fears against them. Most commonly, it appears in the form of a clown.

Requests for comment to the film’s assistant location manager were not returned as of The Oshawa Express’ press deadline, so it is unclear what setting the site will represent in the film.

“We are sensitive to the complexities of filming on location and we are aware that we are guests in your neighborhood,” the notice continues.

“Because of this, we endeavour to make it as uneventful an experience as possible for the residents and businesses closest to our work area and the neighbourhood in general.”