Introducing Pennywise

I’ve always been a Stephen King fan. I grew up reading him. I love his depictions of small town American life, as well as his more epic stories. Though I also read his thrillers, it is the horror books of old that I have a penchant for.

My two favourites are Salem’s Lot, and It. King’s stories don’t always translate well to the big (or the small) screen. In regard to Salem’s Lot, I do like the original television adaptation, starring Hutch himself-David Soul. Though perhaps more faithful to the book, I’m not so enamoured with the remake.

As for It, I last watched this years ago. I don’t recall much about it except that I was disappointed. Well, now a new, two-part movie is being made. The first movie is about the children, The Loser’s Club, who come together to fight the evil presence that resides in Derry. The second film will depict the next confrontation, when the children are now adults.

I’m looking forward to seeing a fresh perspective of King’s great novel. Today, I saw the first glimpse of the new, evil Pennywise. I shared it today on Facebook, tagging in the picture two of my friends ostensibly because they are King fans, but also because they are afraid of clowns.

You’re welcome. I’m that kind of friend.

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6 thoughts on “Introducing Pennywise

  1. I’m a huge fan of King aswell, so excited for this new adaptation of IT. I did love the old movie too though! I recently read ” Revival”and I would highly recommend if you haven’t read it yet! It’s brilliant as always!

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    • I will give the old movie another go, like I said I don’t recall much about it. I love the book, though. I’ve read it a few times, at over a thousand pages that’s no mean feat 🙂 Yes, I’ve read Revival, quite recently. It and Salem’s Lot are still top of the tree for me 🙂

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  2. I agree with you that Stephen King’s books, for some reason, don’t adapt well. (Though The Shawshank Redemption was great.) I feel that way about Terry Pratchett’s books. He’s one of my favorite authors. But I haven’t loved many of the adaptations of his books.

    Here’s hoping this version of It works.

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