Pennywise The Clown Revealed For New Stephen King It Movie

August 24, 2016

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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.

  • FearlessFarris

    Same.

  • Andrew Newton

    KURT METZGER IS LITERALLY THE DEVIL!

  • 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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