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More images released for the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s It

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Ever wanted to know what Clowns eat for breakfast (apart from bacon, because who doesn’t eat bacon) – well some new images reveal by Entertainment Weekly of Stephen King’s It reveal exactly the meal Pennywise is hunting in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel, officially to be titled as It: Part 1 – The Loser’s Club. We’ve known for a long time that this movie will be focusing on the first part of the story, featuring the group of children known as the Loser’s Club who are being hunted down by arguably the scariest clown outside of the mother city.

Of course, Pennywise is more than just a clown and essentially can take on any form he wants, choosing what will often terrify his prey the most. Which means there is a good chance that he is more than just a fictional character and living amongst us today having taken on the form of Adam Sandler to unsuspecting cinemagoers around the world.

And while I’ll always love Tim Curry’s performance as the terrifying Pennywise from the 1990 mini-series, I have to admit that Bill Skarsgard’s look is perhaps even more unsettling than Curry’s version of the character.  I hope that this translates into the movie perhaps being even more terrifying than the first because there is nothing like revisiting childhood trauma in the cinema and making it even worse.

I  look forward to director Andres Muschietti’s take on the material which promises to tread in its own very different direction from the classic mini-series. The director is intent though on ensuring that although the Loser Club represent the film’s protagonists, the story remains squarely focused on its villain.

He is present. It’s not like one of those movies where you can hide the monster. front and centre, he does his show, and he has an act. He is a clown.

It truly enjoys the shape of the clown Pennywise and enjoys the game and the hunt. What’s funny to this evil entity might not be funny to everyone else. But he thinks it’s funny.

Keep it weird. It’s weird all the time. Pennywise does things that make absolutely no sense, but they’re very disturbing because of the weirdness

And that is what perhaps makes Pennywise so unsettling, that you never know what to expect. Which is one of the most terrifying aspects of any good horror film – unpredictability.

Stephen King’s It: Part 1 – The Loser’s Club will be unleashed on our screens in a month’s time – 15th September. There is no mention of a sequel just yet, but with the hype and positive buzz the film has been getting, it’s likely we could be getting a part 2 on its way soon as well.

Last Updated: August 14, 2017


  1. HairyEwok

    August 14, 2017 at 11:35

  2. Original Heretic

    August 14, 2017 at 11:38

    Nope, sorry, still not sold.
    And from what I’ve seen so far, Skargard’s Pennywise is NOT doing it for. Trying way too hard to be scary.


    • HatedFollower

      August 14, 2017 at 23:28

      Hes actually portraying Pennywise the way he is portayed in the book.


      • Original Heretic

        August 15, 2017 at 09:27

        Nope, disagree.
        From all the clips we’ve seen so far, Skarsgard is going all out to “be scary”, using the same tired techniques that are used over and over again in film, the most predominant one being that he’s dropping his chin to make his face seem more sinister.
        Then there’s the one other clip where he rushes at the camera, head shaking wildly, making him look freaky.

        Pennywise in the book was scary because he appeared in unexpected places, he played on the primal fears of his victims. He didn’t try. He just was.


        • HatedFollower

          August 15, 2017 at 15:15

          Agreed, but this is JUST a trailer. Maybe they’re just building hype for people who otherwise wouldn’t be interested. King even said it stays true to the book. But there’s also the Dark Tower movie. What a bust.


          • Original Heretic

            August 15, 2017 at 15:22

            Yeah, pretty much why I’m not sold on this yet. I’m so hoping that the movie turns out good, but I am most certainly not holding my breath.
            The ending really worries me, not of the first part here, but of the whole thing. Even the book ending only really makes sense when you combine it with the Dark Tower mythos. The old movie made it seem to anti-climactic, because there was just no way to properly convey what was really happening on film, without a truckload of explanation.

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