After three individual encounters with It, the group descend into a cavern beneath the sewers, where they perform the ritual. The ritual traps the Deadlights, It's true form, in a sealing jar, but a giant red balloon emerges from the jar, and explodes, revealing It as a spider with Pennywise's head. The creature pressures Mike into revealing that It killed the Natives originally performing the ritual because their fears overtook them, a fact Mike had hidden from the Losers. It attacks the Losers and places Bill, Ben, and Beverly in individual traps, which they escape once Bill releases his guilt over being indirectly responsible for the death of his younger brother Georgie, and when Beverly realizes Ben was the one who wrote a love letter to her when they originally encountered It, 27 years ago. Mike stands up to the creature, only to almost get eaten, but Richie manages to distract It, getting caught in It's Deadlights in the process. Eddie saves him, but It brutally stabs Eddie with one of its claws and throws him away. The Losers rush to Eddie and a fatally wounded Eddie explains how he made It feel small earlier, which inspires them to bully It, insulting and calling It various names which causes It to literally shrink in size. Mike rips out It's heart, which he and the Losers crush with their bare hands, finally killing It. Richie and the others rush to see Eddie but finds out that he had died from his injuries. The Losers are forced to leave Eddie's body, while It's cavern implodes, destroying the Neibolt House.