Trailer for documentary about a real life 'IT' clown has been released and it looks terrifying

If Pennywise the evil clown from IT didn’t terrify you know, get ready for the real thing.

The trailer for a disturbing new documentary titled Wrinkles The Clown has been unveiled and it looks like the stuff of nightmares.

The movie - directed by filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols - uncovers the mystery behind the viral internet sensation and real-life scary clown, Wrinkles who gets hired to frighten misbehaving children.

"No one was hiring me when I was a regular clown," Wrinkles can be heard saying in the trailer. "I thought ... I'd maybe give it a little edge."

The documentary is described as a "cryptic and playful exploration" of who the "mastermind behind the mask" is and what his motives are behind his creepy tactics, as well as "an inside look at myth-building and the unpredictable spread of imagination in the Internet age."

Wrinkles The Clown is set to hit cinemas in the US on October 4, however, there has yet to be a release date announced for New Zealand.

Not sure about you, but we’re never going to sleep again.