What if Stephen King’s IT is a latent allegory about the internet and the luring of children? This would make King a bit of a sleeping prophet considering the book came out 5 years before the internet was born. If this is true, then the title itself is a foreshadow of information Technology.
After all, IT is an inter-dimensional, formless entity that can only be seen in terms of metaphor. IT presents as a spider because humans are not equipped to observe and measure the reality of the matter.
Spiders work with webs.
Clowns make good avatars.