Shocktober Day #6 Is “IT!” “Pennywise” Now – And Then!

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“I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you ever were afraid of.”

Bravo to the creative minds behind the new horror hit “It!” The film will cross the $300-million mark at the US box office this weekend, the highest grossing film to be released in September in history – and since we are now in “Shocktober”, let’s talk clowns!

Which brings us to Shocktober day #6 – which celebrate all the evil that Clowns represent – beginning with this guy!

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It: “I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you ever were afraid of.”

Stephen King’s “It!”

Halloween season wouldn’t be complete without a visit from one of Stephen King’s greatest monsters!

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There have been many great Stephen King movie adaptations: everything from “Carrie” to “The Shining”, and a whole bunch in between…but, with creepy clowns in the news every day, we should give credit where credit is due – King gave us the creepiest all!

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In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers lead by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shapeshift into a clown and feed on children’s fears and kill them. He is known as Pennywise…

STEPHEN KING'S IT, Tim Curry, 1990

STEPHEN KING’S IT, Tim Curry, 1990

After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again. Of COURSE they do!

Tim Curry IS Pennywise!

Tim Curry, best known for his iconic role in “The Rocky Horror Show”, steals this show as well…check out the trailer…

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It: “Let go. Be afraid. You all taste so much better when you’re afraid.”

On the DVD commentary track, the actors note that Tim Curry’s characterization of Pennywise was so creepy and realistic that everyone avoided him during the filming.

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Tim Curry was reluctant to take the role of Pennywise initially because he didn’t relish the thought of being buried under so much makeup. When he played Darkness in Legend, it was a difficult and demanding role, and the hours in makeup was still fresh in his mind. To compromise, Tommy Lee Wallace minimized the amount of makeup on Curry, and a lot wasn’t necessary anyway because Curry’s performance was so strong.

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Everyone I ask goes right to Tim Curry’s performance in “It” as one of the most unsettling they have seen…

Now, time for a different kind of KLOWN:

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Killer Klowns from Outer Space!

What a camp classic! Check out the trailer!

When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles!

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This is a feisty little thriller with tongue in bloody cheek!

How can you argue with dialogue like this:

Debbie Stone: “We were up at “the top of the world” and we saw this shooting star and we decided to go look for it. But instead of finding the shooting star we saw this… this circus tent. And that’s when we went inside, and that is when we saw those people in those… those pink, cotton candy cocoons. Dave, it was not a circus tent. It was something else.”
Dave Hanson: “What? What?”

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Mike Tobacco: “It was a space ship. And there was these things, these killer clowns, and they shot popcorn at us! We barely got away!”
Curtis Mooney: “Killer clowns, from outer space. Holy shit!”

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And it’s got Dean Wormer from “Animal House!”

Campy, fun and timeless, and these clowns still look like Klowns you don’t want to wake up to!

“Killer Klowns From Outer Space” is regarded as a cult classic for campy clown films.

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Of course, there is so much more to enjoy in “Shocktober”, like this classic haunted house movie! See the trailer for “The Changeling” here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/02/shocktober-2016-haunted-house-the-changeling-spooks-day-2/

If you like your horror with more of an “erotic” twist, well I have you covered – in blood!

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See this incredible trilogy of erotic horror here:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/05/shocktober-day-5-gets-bloody-and-naked-lust-for-a-vampire-erotic-horror-trilogy/

Finally, if you need a little cannibal action this Halloween, I’ve got you covered as well:

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Enter Eli Roth’s shocking “Green Inferno” here:


https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/04/shocktober-day-4-goes-cannibalistic-enter-the-green-inferno-ei-roths-cannibal-holocaust-homage/

Enjoy Shocktober day #6 – Pennywise demands it!

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15 replies

  1. Tim Curry was brilliant as Pennywise! If you you weren’t already afraid of clowns most people would be after watching It!😱

  2. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    “It” is all about killer clowns for #31daysofhorror #shocktober day #5!

  3. Curry was perfect as Pennywise in ‘It’. Born for the role.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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