While filming the first It film, director Andy Muschetti made sure to keep the kids away from Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) when they weren’t filming so the diabolic clown would stay as terrifying as possible to them. However, now that Pennywise is a celebrity — and It: Chapter Two’s actors are adults — Skarsgård is thrilled he gets to sit at the grown-up table again.
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Video: The TransWorld Halloween & Attractions trade show is going on in St Louis right now, and if for some reason you thought last year's It remake wasn't terrifying enough, come Halloween you can put this demonic, animatronic Pennywise clown on your front lawn, which includes a screaming, one-armed version of Georgie in its clutches.
Some actors find that the only real way to truly bring a character to life on the big screen is to give part of themselves over to the fictional identity - making space within themselves so that the other being might exist. Actor Bill Skarsgård learned the hard way that sometimes, that process has consequences.
After It was released, some of the excitement surrounding the film was about what wasn't on screen. Director Andy Muschietti teased that the home release might have an extended version of the film, plus rumours abounded of a gross flashback scene involving Pennywise devouring a baby. Now a list of the actual deleted scenes has made it online; while there's no baby-eating (damn), they do sound fascinating.
Here's some joyful Tuesday morning news for all the Stephen King horror fans and devoted Pennywise meme-makers. The It sequel finally has an official release date, and you won't have to wait 27 years to see what happens to the Losers Club. You will, however, have to wait a couple of years.
Video: Batman isn't a stranger to clown problems. If you want anyone on your side when the inevitable clown apocalypse rains down from the heavens in garish rainbows, it's ol' Bruce Wayne.
Now that Andy Muschietti's It is a huge hit, his adaptation of the second half of Stephen King's horror novel is more highly-anticipated than ever. A few minor quibbles aside, the first film is fantastic. But It: Chapter Two, as it's unofficially titled, deals with the characters as grown-ups. That makes it a trickier prospect.
Clowns are theoretically supposed to be fun and whimsical, but somewhere along the way, they also became scary as hell -- just like Pennywise from It. Where did it all go wrong? As it turns out, they have been kind of freaky from the very beginning. Our latest video takes a look at the history of real-life creepy (and killer) clowns, from ancient Rome to today. Check it out!
Video: The It teaser broke the internet, and the first trailer was equally scary. Now, the much-anticipated Stephen King adaptation has released another horrific peek, and this time it's interactive. IT: FLOAT -- A Cinematic VR Experience allows you to peer around inside the sewer, where Pennywise the Clown eagerly awaits.
We've already had an up-close look at Bill Skarsgård's Pennywise the Clown from the new It, but now you can see the suitably chilling body that sinister face is attached to.