Geekery: It… Looks Terrifying

Warning: this trailer is not safe for coulrophobics… or those prone to nightmares.

Tim Curry’s Pennywise will always be iconic, and cannot be replicated. The early 90s mini series was an introduction to horror for a lot of middle school age kids, and still causes some of them nightmares all these years later. It’s not replaceable in terms of experience. That said: this isn’t a replacement. Bill Skarsgård‘s performance is a super creepy that and the retro look makes it a retelling that I’m all for.

This followed by Stranger Things in October may just fill my horror needs for the season.

It hits theaters on September 8th

 

Thoughts?

  • dave long island

    Having read the book years ago, trust me, you don’t want to know what the role of the girl was in the teenage group’s foray into the sewers… lol

    • daKingSays

      Yeah that’s not going to be in this movie…

      • dave long island

        Yeah, let’s hope not!… lol

    • EnTyme

      King had some issues he was working through. Let’s leave it at that.

      • dave long island

        Well let’s just say she was ‘a real team player’… lol

    • ghazdreg

      Well, someone had to keep the Ka-tet together!

  • SilentPony

    Just kills me the whole thing is a giant space spider…

    • Mike X (Official)

      The giant space spider feeding on fear is still a cooler concept than the gigantic tortoise with universes in its toenails that counters IT.

    • dave long island

      Correction: a giant space spider with ‘deadlights’… lol

  • shmabadu

    Pennywise’s clown form isn’t supposed to look scary, it’s a disguise or camoflauge. Tim Curry made an innocent clown costume scary by his the presence he brought to the roll.

    • dave long island

      Ya I loved Tim Curry as Pennywise. Thought he did a great job. But truthfully it isn’t hard to make a clown costume scary. They’re naturally scary beings. I remember a clown walked up to my brother when we were kids at a circus to greet him or interact with him in some innocent way and to this day he’s terrified of clowns.

    • Luca Lacchini

      Yeah, but in the novel it still has a “wrong” element in it that exudes fear. Showing a supernatural aura of wrongness is difficult, but making it a scary clown instead of a goofy one works fine.
      Obviously, you need a mighty good actor to pull it off properly. 🙂

  • euansmith

    Oh cool, someone’s making a series like “Stranger Things”.