Pennywise The Clown Revealed For New Stephen King It Movie

August 24, 2016


This is the first full reveal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown's look from the upcoming Stephen King's It movie. Pennywise will be portrayed by 26-year old Bill Skarsgård, a departure from the 44-year old Tim Curry who played him in the 1990 television miniseries. They're also remaking Splash with Channing Tatum playing the mermaid and Jillian Bell playing Tom Hanks' character. I miss IWatchStuff. So, what do you think of Pennywise? I like his old-timey outfit. Still, there's no question that is not a face you want peering back at you from a storm drain. Truthfully, I never even saw It until I couple years ago because it took me so long to get over my childhood fear of scary movies. I feel like when I was a kid laying in bed at night all I remember were the sounds of my parents playing the Horror Movie Channel. That, or our house was haunted and we lived in a neighborhood where a stabbing was the new hello. I'd say it's 50/50.

Thanks to JD, who was really hoping for a more traditional Ronald McDonald look. Me? I was hoping he looked like Mayor McCheese.

  • David Gabel

    No Tim Curry, No Deal.

  • Meh

    Personally the old it looks scarier..

  • Kane Harrison

    Ginger pedo Renaissance buck-toothed jester with a massive forehead. Would punch in the face and then run.

  • Mr. Popo

    Still no "The boys had consensual sex with Beverly Marsh in the sewers scene" This damned book can't be adapted properly because it's really fucking creepy. Why even bother?

  • Forblat

    Today I learned I am not scared of clowns because I think he looks HILARIOUS

  • Sebastiann Eleganté Neely

    They're trying way too hard to make him look sinister.

  • Cap'n Catpants

    That's the impression I'm getting. It looks like he's trying to be scary instead of just being naturally disturbing/scary like clowns tend to be. I feel like I should feel sorry for him that he's not clown enough.

  • FearlessFarris

    I think this is a really good concept. The clown is creepy enough, though. They could dial back the sinister glower by about 70% and it would be a net improvement.

  • MWinter

    I miss Iwatchstuff too.

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  • Lora

    I think the new Pennywise is pretty damn creepy, but people will think its a movie about a killer clown. He was more like a shapeshifter, acting on psychological fears. Tim Currys Penny wasn't scary looking, just like a nomal clown.... at least, till he flashed those razor sharp teeth.

  • Bubbubsky

    That's the problem with it - it's ALREADY scary-looking. Pennywise should be a normal clown who transforms into the horror like the picture above. If they're already getting something like this wrong, then I don't hold out much hope for the movie.

  • Matthew Anderson

    What makes you all so sure this isn't the (or, A) "scary version" and they're just releasing it as promotional material?

  • Bubbubsky

    Because I also saw a picture of Rolan Deschain for "The Gunslinger" in his duster, and it was squeaky-clean and looked brand new. There is a really poor track record when it comes to Stephen King stuff that doesn't inspire optimism. This Pennywise just reeks of trying too hard.

  • Munihausen

    Tim Curry's Pennywise wasn't obviously dangerous;a very average-looking clown, and that is what made him creepier. This new one is more horror-clown that everyone should see coming a mile away with flamethrowers.

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