Does the Stephen King books and films actually have its own Universe, like The Conjuring, Marvel and D.C.
What special gift? Well the gift of Shining, what Danny possessed in the film the Shining, seeing the ghosts in the Hotel, but was it really ghosts but Pennywise terrifying Danny. It is a hard one to believe, but judging by the Losers Club in IT do they contain the gift of Shining too, as Pennywise could not scare them, and they were able to defeat him, that normal children could not. All the children have one thing in common, they are abused, or damaged in some way, they are messed up kids, like Danny in The Shining. Does this give them the ability to see the evil, but also not to be afraid by beating Pennywise.