Heart Burns There Too - Ben Hanscom (Movie)Edit
In the book, Ben Hanscom wrote the haiku on a postcard and mailed it to Beverly. Ben harbors a crush on Beverly that spans that period in their childhoods and is renewed in adulthood during the second battle with It.
The Curse Of Derry (in the film)Edit
At one point in her childhood, Beverly was sexually harrassed by Henry Bowers and his friends.
When Beverly was coming home from school, Henry Bowers, Victor "Vic" Criss and Belch Huggins saw the opportunity to attack her, One of Henry's friend's tries caressing her, the other holds a knife near her neck and Henry helded her close, kissing her face while playing with her hair. Beverly frightened, saw one of the neighbors, an old man raking his lawn seeing that he saw what was happening to Beverly and thought he was gonna help her, but, due to IT hypnotising most of the residents of Derry over the years, the old man just stopped raking, took one look at Beverly and went back into his house like nothings happened.
However, her father came home early from work, making Henry Bowers and his gang stop sexually harrasing Beverly before anymore damage could be done, given the situation. In 1985, Beverly revealed to the Loser's that her father saving her from Henry Bowers and his gang was the only thing she ever thanked him for.
The Apocalyptic RockfightEdit
While Beverly and the Losers are discussing about how powerful It is, a black boy named Mike Hanlon is being racially persecuted by Henry Bowers. When Mike heads over to where the Losers are, Mike hides behind them. Henry and his friends, Vic Criss, Belch Huggins, Moose Sadler, Peter Gordon, Gard Jagermeyer and Patrick Hockstetter come face-to-face with the Losers. The two groups engage in a rockfight. After everyone (except Mike) is wounded but alive, Henry is the last one standing with his friends fleeing from the fight. Henry swears vengeance on the Losers on intending to kill them all. Mike thanks the Losers and he joins them as the seventh and final member.
Beverly experiences her first encounter with It in the bathroom of her own home. She hears voices rising from the drain of the sink, and when she approaches learns they are the voices of children long dead. They were all supposedly killed by It. However, It shows It's true colours when It changes the voices to It's own and threatens Beverly, using his "We all float down here!" mantra. A red, balloon-like object rises from the sink and when It "leaves" the balloon explodes, flinging blood all over the bathroom.
As would be expected, Beverly begins screaming and attracts the attention of her father. He comes in, believing that a peeping Tom was looking in on his precious daughter, and ends up hitting her (He worries about her, he worries a lot.) She realizes that he cannot see the blood that covers the bathroom and tells him instead that she saw a big spider. He leaves after checking out the drain, much to the horror of Beverly as he covers his own hands in the mysterious blood.
The blood does not disappear, and she shows it to her friends a day or so later. The Loser's Club helps clean it up when her parents are out one day.
The Sewers (IT Novel only)Edit
When the Losers' travel into the sewer with the intent of destroying It, they momentarily find themselves hopelessly trapped. As the boys start to panic, Beverly comes up with the idea of by having sex with the others in order to calm them down, as a result the other losers take turns having sex with her. Because King didn't wish this to be viewed as a lewd scene, the narrative explicitly states that the act of intimacy with each of the boys' helps to further strengthen their friendship; and Beverly only experiences orgasm while having intercourse with Bill Denbrough and Ben Hanscom.
In Chicago, Illinois, fashion designer Beverly Marsh receives word from her secretary that she has a call. Her partner, Tom Rogan, interrupts and says they're not to be interrupted. After a moment, Beverly agrees. After the secretary leaves, Tom notes that his girlfriend is scared, adjusts her hair, and tells her to get herself under control for a meeting with their Japanese investors. They kiss and start to go, and Tom tells Beverly never to contradict him again.
The meeting goes well and that night, Tom and Beverly celebrate in bed. Tom goes to get more champagne and the phone rings. It's Mike, and he tells her to brace herself. A minute later, Tom comes in and asks who was on the phone and finds Beverly packing. She explains she has to go to Maine and mentions Mike. Tom immediately slaps her and tells her to shut up, and says that she's forgotten his lessons. He takes a belt out of the wardrobe and prepares to beat her, and Beverly tells him to put it down and that there is trouble in Maine. When he orders her to unpack, Beverly starts throwing things from the dresser at him and finally hits him in the head with a jar. She goes out and gets a taxi, and admits to the driver that the best friends she's ever had were in Maine.
Mrs.Kersh, The witch and the abandoned houseEdit
Beverly arrives in town and goes to her old home. She sees her father's name on the doorbell, but when she rings it, an old woman comes out. She introduces herself as Mrs.Kersh, who tells Beverly that Alvin Marsh has been dead for five years. Beverly checks the doorbell and realizes that she apparently mistaken and that the name is Kersh. She apologizes and Mrs.Kersh invites her in for tea. Beverly accepts and discovers that the place has been entirely redecorated. She freshens up in the bathroom and hastily plugs the drain. She runs a bit of water and then hesitates, and when Mrs.Kersh calls out to her, asking her what's taking her so long. Beverly realizes that the sink is now halfway full of water from the leaky faucet. She goes to have tea with Mrs.Kersh , who slurps down her tea. Beverly realizes that the woman's teeth are rotting, and discovers that her tea has tranformed into blood. She drops the cup and realizes that it did say "Marsh" on the doorbell. As Mrs.Kersh picks up the pieces, she says that she wishes that Beverly would be wise to leave while she can. Tranforming into the image of Beverly's dead father, "Mrs.Kersh" chases Beverly to the door. Beverly manages to get out into the street and turns to see Pennywise on the porch. Laughing, he goes inside and slams the door. Beverly narrowly avoids being hit by a passing truck, and turns to discover that the house is now boarded over and long abandoned. A balloon is floating next to her, and bounces down the street on its own.
The Loser's ReunitedEdit
Beverly finally arrives but then immediately collapses. When she wakes up, she explains that many of memories came back , overwhelming her, and she wonders what they are getting into. She hugs Ben but then goes to Bill and kisses him. They admit that they all saw Pennywise and wonder if IT is afraid of them and chipping away at their resolve. When Beverly mentions the sewers, Eddie has a memory flash of confronting Pennywise in the sewers, using his asthma respirator. He has an asthma attack and wonders what is going on, and then apologizes for his outburst. Bill reminds him that he saved Stan's life, and they wonder where Stan is. Mike figures he will be there soon. Bill wants to get down to business, but Richie suggests that they relax a bit and they share a toast to The Loser's Club
The five friends have dinner and talk about their lives, and how none of them have children yet. They remember Henry Bowers, and Mike explains that Henry has been locked up in Juniper Hills Psychiatric prison since he confessed to the murders in 1958. They remember that they didn't say anything after Henry confessed, and Bill remembers stopping the real killer. Mike warns that they thought they did but they might be wrong.
The Losers finish their dinner and recieve their fortune cookies. Beverly's fortune cookie sprays blood on her, Eddie finds a cricket in his fortune cookie, Richie's fortune cookie contains a living eyeball looking straight at him, Ben's fortune cookie grows claws, Mike's fortune cookie contains a small dying bird embryo and Bill's fortune cookie pulses ominously. Bill tells them to dummy up, since the waitress can't see what's going on. They tell her that Eddie had an asthma attack and that everything is fine. Once she leaves, they quickley run out. The Losers go to the library and they see the blood from Richie's encounter with Pennywise and the ballons exploding with blood, and Beverly remembers cleaning the blood up in her bathroom.
The Losers go to the Derry Inn Motel where they are staying, as Mike hands out clippings, explaining that every 30 years, there is a series of child killings that end in a major disaster or massacre, Beverly remembers a man, Mr.Ross, who ignored her when he saw Henry and his friends bothering her. It was only when her father came home that she was saved.
Ben explains how he lost weight in high school after he left Derry and returned to Texas, as Beverly remembers cleaning up the blood in her bathroom but more blood came up. She called over her friends, who comfirmed that they could see the blood as well. Working togther, they cleaned up the blood and assured her she wasn't insane. After that, the blood never came back.
IT's Disguise and Henry Bower's DeathEdit
Beverly goes to her room to find Ben alone and recites the haiku that he gave her in school. When he finishes it, she says that she knew it was him who sent it and kisses him. Ben wonders if she asked Bill first, and Beverly says that she knew it was him all along. She says that she's been waiting until they were both ready and they kiss. However, Ben looks in the mirror and realizes his face is covered in clown makeup, and "Beverly" is wearing baggy clown pants. He runs toward the door, and then turns, and sees that Pennywise has vanished. Meanwhile, Henry tries to finish off Mike, when Ben and Eddie hear the noise and break the door down. They grab Henry and in the struggle, he's stabbed in the chest and dies. Ben and Eddie call the others for help and they drive him to the hospital in Stan's car.
Heart of a PoetEdit
The next morning, they wait for the doctor, and Ben and Beverly wait outside. When she starts to break down, Ben comforts her. Beverly admits that she dated a man who turned out to be just like her father and wonders how could she be so blind. Ben assures her that she's not blind anymore, and at least she fell in love with someone. She realizes that he wrote the haiku and repeats it, and Ben hastily retreats, wondering if it's her or Pennywise. Beverly grabs him and insists that it's her, and they hug as she finishes reciting the haiku. As they kiss, Eddie comes out and calls them in. The doctor tells them that Mike isn't out of the woods yet, but he's recovering and they can see him in a minute.