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. But wait! That’s not all. If this is true, then the title itself is a supernaturally appropriate appropriation of the acronym for Information Technology.
After all, IT is an interdimensional and formless entity that can only be seen in terms of metaphor. In other words, IT presents as a giant spider because the human mind does not have the necessary apparatus to observe and measure the reality of the matter. The giant spider is the product of a quantum default, if you will; the closest a human can come to describing the terror of IT. Therefore, the giant spider (and its web) is the medium and the clown is the avatar of that medium.