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Full-sized image of Pennywise from It remake is here to haunt your dreams

08.16.2016

I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of clowns, but I’m certainly…confused by them. I mean, who on Earth looks at a clown as a child, and then aspires to be just like them when they grow up? The idea is just strange, really. But that was me in the past. Now, after seeing this new image of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) from IT all I can say is, “Holy shit, holy shit, holy shit, f@ck clowns!”

EW released the full-sized image showing Pennywise in all his haunting glory, and with some big-ass teeth. The combo of the the smoke, dim lighting and Pennywise himself, makes this image truly unnerving, and we haven't even seen the clown in action yet.

Take a look if you want nightmares:

If you want someone to die of a heart attack just blow this up into a life-sized cardboard cutout, put it on the side of a building and wait for someone to turn the corner. That person will literally die. But I guess the point is to make the character so horrifying that you believe it could actually kill someone. Mission accomplished. So much for sleeping.

IT is set to come out September 8, 2017 starring Bill Skarsgard, Finn Wolfhard and more.

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3:28AM on 08/20/2016

Anyone ACTUALLY ever read the novel?

Have you read the novel or have you only seen the made for TV movie? Pennywise, in his clown persona, dates back to the turn of the century. Now Google Imagine "turn of the century clown". I for one loved Tim Curry's Pennywise. It's one of my all time favorite horror movie character. And a "Bozo" (or "regular") looking clown worked well in the context that it was set in the 50s. This new movie will probably be truer to the novel, where it is never clearly revealed what Pennywise actually looks
Have you read the novel or have you only seen the made for TV movie? Pennywise, in his clown persona, dates back to the turn of the century. Now Google Imagine "turn of the century clown". I for one loved Tim Curry's Pennywise. It's one of my all time favorite horror movie character. And a "Bozo" (or "regular") looking clown worked well in the context that it was set in the 50s. This new movie will probably be truer to the novel, where it is never clearly revealed what Pennywise actually looks like, let alone looking like the one we all love, the Tim Curry clown. But they do talk about him dating back to the turn of the century (they even do so on the TV movie, but there his look is the same more "modern" look) so it would make every bit of sense that he would look like this (pictured in the article). Pick up the novel, it's a really good read. And it's really different than the TV movie, which was very good too. Just not as true to the novel as I think the new movie will be.
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4:40PM on 08/20/2016
Pennywise is a shape shifter and can take any form "IT" likes. Did you see what I did there? I have read the book and though it has been a long time, even before the mini series aired, I distinctly remember one of the children describing him looking like Bozo the clown who was on TV at the time. So I think the mini series got it right. I'm not saying this new look is bad but it's not necessarily truer to the novel.
Pennywise is a shape shifter and can take any form "IT" likes. Did you see what I did there? I have read the book and though it has been a long time, even before the mini series aired, I distinctly remember one of the children describing him looking like Bozo the clown who was on TV at the time. So I think the mini series got it right. I'm not saying this new look is bad but it's not necessarily truer to the novel.
3:09AM on 08/21/2016
I don't recall them explicitly describing Pennywise's look in the novel, it's very possible one of the kid does mention Bozo (which again makes sense the story taking place in the 50s). I do remember, and this is in the TV movie as well, when they give a little bit of back story to Pennywise's "clown form" dating back to the turn of the century. But basically I was trying to make a point that this new Pennywise looks more than fine and makes perfect sense (as far as the novel is concerned). If
I don't recall them explicitly describing Pennywise's look in the novel, it's very possible one of the kid does mention Bozo (which again makes sense the story taking place in the 50s). I do remember, and this is in the TV movie as well, when they give a little bit of back story to Pennywise's "clown form" dating back to the turn of the century. But basically I was trying to make a point that this new Pennywise looks more than fine and makes perfect sense (as far as the novel is concerned). If I have to have any gripe about it, no pun intended, it's that they didn't need to make him look "devilish" or evil in this promo pic. But for the sake of the "everyday casual" moviegoer I understand why they did. They are, after all, trying to sell a horror movie. I just think a lot of Pennywise's power comes from the fact that he more often than not does not look evil. And let's face it, a regular looking clown is always creepier and scarier than one trying to look evil!
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12:10AM on 08/18/2016
Trying too hard. It looks shit.
Trying too hard. It looks shit.
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6:29PM on 08/16/2016
Looks Elizabethan. Could be cool. Not quite sold yet, perhaps like for Ledger's Joker you need to see him in action.
Looks Elizabethan. Could be cool. Not quite sold yet, perhaps like for Ledger's Joker you need to see him in action.
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5:37PM on 08/16/2016
Wow, this looks awful. The fact that they're revealing the clown this early is not a good sign guys lol
Wow, this looks awful. The fact that they're revealing the clown this early is not a good sign guys lol
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4:29PM on 08/16/2016

ok

I'm trying to stay away from pics, interviews, etc., but this was hard to stay away from.
I think it looks amazing. Also, I actually think that this is an illustration. The head and make-up are real, but I think this is a high end rendering. Either way, it (IT) looks f&%$ing amazing. Now, all the kids out there pi$$ing their pants because "No kid would be lured by him looking like that".
True, but I think for better or worse, we are getting the scary looking one and not the "kid-luring" one.
I'm trying to stay away from pics, interviews, etc., but this was hard to stay away from.
I think it looks amazing. Also, I actually think that this is an illustration. The head and make-up are real, but I think this is a high end rendering. Either way, it (IT) looks f&%$ing amazing. Now, all the kids out there pi$$ing their pants because "No kid would be lured by him looking like that".
True, but I think for better or worse, we are getting the scary looking one and not the "kid-luring" one. Also, the nicer Pennywise wasn't all that big in the book, a few times with a few killings (Georgies in particular), but after that, he was a horror show. So, calm down everyone. I do hope that they show IT in It's other forms.
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5:13PM on 08/16/2016
lol who's pissing their pants? Hard to take you seriously when you exaggerate like that.
lol who's pissing their pants? Hard to take you seriously when you exaggerate like that.
5:40PM on 08/16/2016
Lol, buddy relax, the clown is the least important part of the movie, the fact that they're showing off the clown already means their going at this the completely wrong way. Ggoing for shock rather than substance (only way to advertise movies these days i suppose)
Lol, buddy relax, the clown is the least important part of the movie, the fact that they're showing off the clown already means their going at this the completely wrong way. Ggoing for shock rather than substance (only way to advertise movies these days i suppose)
4:53PM on 08/17/2016
Not really exaggerating, look at the above and below comments, and not even on this post. "Wow, this looks awful", "I need to see it in it's full environment", just saying, people get all crazy. All I am saying it looks cool and give it a chance.
Not really exaggerating, look at the above and below comments, and not even on this post. "Wow, this looks awful", "I need to see it in it's full environment", just saying, people get all crazy. All I am saying it looks cool and give it a chance.
2:35PM on 08/16/2016

Looks like something out of a Tim Burton film

Specifically Batman Returns...but seriously, Pennywise is supposed to look like a regular clown, not a gothic design like this one. Still, I need to see it in action to know if it'll work or not.
Specifically Batman Returns...but seriously, Pennywise is supposed to look like a regular clown, not a gothic design like this one. Still, I need to see it in action to know if it'll work or not.
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3:25AM on 08/20/2016
Have you read the novel or have you only seen the made for TV movie? Pennywise, in his clown persona, dates back to the turn of the century. Now Google Imagine "turn of the century clown". Now, I for one loved Tim Curry's Pennywise. It's one of my all time favorite horror movie character. And a "Bozo" (or "regular") looking clown works well in the context that it was set in the 50s. This new movie will probably be truer to the novel, where it is never clearly revealed what Pennywise actually
Have you read the novel or have you only seen the made for TV movie? Pennywise, in his clown persona, dates back to the turn of the century. Now Google Imagine "turn of the century clown". Now, I for one loved Tim Curry's Pennywise. It's one of my all time favorite horror movie character. And a "Bozo" (or "regular") looking clown works well in the context that it was set in the 50s. This new movie will probably be truer to the novel, where it is never clearly revealed what Pennywise actually looks like, let alone looking like a "regular clown". But they do talk about him dating back to the turn of the century (even on the TV movie they do, but there his look is the same more "modern") so it would make every bit of sense that he would look like this (pictured in the article). Pick up the novel, it's really good. And it's really different than the TV movie, which was very good too. Just not as true to the novel as I think the new movie will be.
2:19PM on 08/16/2016

IDK

I still don't think it's scary looking look's like something out of Tim Burton movie like is this helena bonham carter playing the part come on. It's not sinister enough for me. Maybe it will look much scarier in the film. I hope. Because this isn't anywhere near being scary,
I still don't think it's scary looking look's like something out of Tim Burton movie like is this helena bonham carter playing the part come on. It's not sinister enough for me. Maybe it will look much scarier in the film. I hope. Because this isn't anywhere near being scary,
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1:42PM on 08/16/2016

Really like the look

It's an interesting departure from the typical horrid appearance of colorful clowns and a great depiction of a creature who has lived through the centuries. I'm still skeptical of this project.
It's an interesting departure from the typical horrid appearance of colorful clowns and a great depiction of a creature who has lived through the centuries. I'm still skeptical of this project.
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1:01PM on 08/16/2016

Evil Klaus Nomi

I'm eager to see and hear the character. But, seeing this makes me want to watch The Venture Bros.
I'm eager to see and hear the character. But, seeing this makes me want to watch The Venture Bros.
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11:55AM on 08/16/2016
Hmm, I need to see the costume in full-lit environment. From that photo, Pennywise looks like he just returned from Shakespeare convention.
Hmm, I need to see the costume in full-lit environment. From that photo, Pennywise looks like he just returned from Shakespeare convention.
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2:20PM on 08/16/2016
That too. I was thinking more helena bonham carter.
That too. I was thinking more helena bonham carter.
5:36PM on 08/16/2016
lol
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7:27PM on 08/16/2016
Haha, the first time I looked at that picture, I thought of Shakespeare In Love.
Haha, the first time I looked at that picture, I thought of Shakespeare In Love.
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11:35AM on 08/16/2016
I'm getting a very "Poltergeist remake"-y vibe from this.
I'm getting a very "Poltergeist remake"-y vibe from this.
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10:44AM on 08/16/2016
Sorry, all I see is that he looks like Syndrome from The Incredibles...
Sorry, all I see is that he looks like Syndrome from The Incredibles...
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12:07PM on 08/16/2016
WoW!!! Totally nailed it! LoL
WoW!!! Totally nailed it! LoL
10:30AM on 08/16/2016

Maybe I'm wrong

Pennywise needs to be approachable at first glance. We shouldn't see evil, demonic clown from the get go. I'm concerned because marketing should be showing us the nice clown to draw us in.
Pennywise needs to be approachable at first glance. We shouldn't see evil, demonic clown from the get go. I'm concerned because marketing should be showing us the nice clown to draw us in.
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10:34AM on 08/16/2016
It's lose/lose. They post a horrifying picture like this and people will say, "He needs to look approaching." They post a photo of him looking like a birthday party clown, people will say, "He needs to look more scary!"
It's lose/lose. They post a horrifying picture like this and people will say, "He needs to look approaching." They post a photo of him looking like a birthday party clown, people will say, "He needs to look more scary!"
11:29AM on 08/16/2016
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He really is supposed to look approachable, and certainly was to Georgie. He blended into the crowds throughout the ages when he's later shown in decades old photos, standing around during town picnics, celebrations and parades.
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He really is supposed to look approachable, and certainly was to Georgie. He blended into the crowds throughout the ages when he's later shown in decades old photos, standing around during town picnics, celebrations and parades.
11:59AM on 08/16/2016
Where in the book is Pennywise approachable besides the Georgie encounter? He's always described as having a blood smeared mouth, silver eyes or no eyes at all and lion-like teeth. Kids around him in pictures or during the parade cry because he's so unsettling.
Where in the book is Pennywise approachable besides the Georgie encounter? He's always described as having a blood smeared mouth, silver eyes or no eyes at all and lion-like teeth. Kids around him in pictures or during the parade cry because he's so unsettling.
12:04PM on 08/16/2016
Pennywise is a shapeshifter. There are multiple scenes in the book where he is a person who gradually, and without people noticing at first, starts to look more and more like a clown. A guy in a business suit that sort of inexplicably was a big red pompom for a button on the front. A cop who suddenly has a frilly collar on. A women who wasn't wearing white makeup a minute ago. I bet we'll see some of these types of transformations in the movie, as well as friendly clown - evil clown. That's to
Pennywise is a shapeshifter. There are multiple scenes in the book where he is a person who gradually, and without people noticing at first, starts to look more and more like a clown. A guy in a business suit that sort of inexplicably was a big red pompom for a button on the front. A cop who suddenly has a frilly collar on. A women who wasn't wearing white makeup a minute ago. I bet we'll see some of these types of transformations in the movie, as well as friendly clown - evil clown. That's to say nothing of the other horrific stuff he can change into.
12:16PM on 08/16/2016
I think this ONE photo is simply for marketing purposes. I doubt he'll look this sinister in every scene he's in.
I think this ONE photo is simply for marketing purposes. I doubt he'll look this sinister in every scene he's in.
12:20PM on 08/16/2016
Not sure why you're forming an opinion of the entire finished product, or tone of the entire movie based on one marketing photo. You're pretty perceptive...
Not sure why you're forming an opinion of the entire finished product, or tone of the entire movie based on one marketing photo. You're pretty perceptive...
12:35PM on 08/16/2016
Its my personal belief that Pennywise is only seen as scary to those who know of him. To their eyes eyes he's evil looking. Regarding children crying when they see him post Georgie, I need a refresher because I can't figure how that works with my theory, although I know he's often only seen by children. Anybody know has King ever elaborated on any of this? I'm just going to assume there are multiple interpretations. I'm excited for this new adaptation and far as this new Pennywise is
Its my personal belief that Pennywise is only seen as scary to those who know of him. To their eyes eyes he's evil looking. Regarding children crying when they see him post Georgie, I need a refresher because I can't figure how that works with my theory, although I know he's often only seen by children. Anybody know has King ever elaborated on any of this? I'm just going to assume there are multiple interpretations. I'm excited for this new adaptation and far as this new Pennywise is concerned, I don't care if he's objectively scarier looking than I feel he should be. I agree he's probably going to be softer looking and scarier looking at times.
2:31PM on 08/16/2016
@Glinda for example when Mike spots Pennywise during the July 4 parade:

"We marched up Main Street Hill. and I saw him again, handing out balloons to kids. Except a lot of them didn't want to take them. Some of the little ones were crying."

Just before that Mike describes him as "Silver suit, orange buttons, white makeup on his face, big red smile. I don't
know if it was lipstick or make-up, but it looked like blood." & "bloody grin too red & too wide, a scream turned upside-down".
@Glinda for example when Mike spots Pennywise during the July 4 parade:

"We marched up Main Street Hill. and I saw him again, handing out balloons to kids. Except a lot of them didn't want to take them. Some of the little ones were crying."

Just before that Mike describes him as "Silver suit, orange buttons, white makeup on his face, big red smile. I don't
know if it was lipstick or make-up, but it looked like blood." & "bloody grin too red & too wide, a scream turned upside-down". Doesn't sound very approachable.
5:19PM on 08/16/2016
Yeah I remember those parts now, although it's confusing because I know that while he's supposed to be taking the form of each person's worse fears, I also know that the clown is supposed to be able to lure children to himself, as he did in the beginning.

I need to look up when the general fear of clowns started, because I was born in '64 and my entire childhood into teenage years, Ronald McDonald was very prominent on tv and often times when you went to McDonalds he would be there,
Yeah I remember those parts now, although it's confusing because I know that while he's supposed to be taking the form of each person's worse fears, I also know that the clown is supposed to be able to lure children to himself, as he did in the beginning.

I need to look up when the general fear of clowns started, because I was born in '64 and my entire childhood into teenage years, Ronald McDonald was very prominent on tv and often times when you went to McDonalds he would be there, talking to kids. Frankly until I saw this mini series when it came out, I myself never had a fear of clowns or even heard of such a thing. Oh well, since I've heard both ways from people I've talked to in the past, I'm going by individual interpretation. I do appreciate what you're saying and agree now.
10:29AM on 08/16/2016
Looks fantastic. Hopefully mannerisms and body language follow suit.
Looks fantastic. Hopefully mannerisms and body language follow suit.
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10:16AM on 08/16/2016

American Horror's Clown was Scarier looking....

Still pumped to see what they do with this movie even though the clown is alright but not wowing. Love all the love the 80's is getting right now. From Stranger Things to IT and all the other remakes coming its truly awesome to see some of my favorite movies from my one of my favorite decades get the love it deserves even if Poltergeist was awful lol. I would say there are so many gems that are cult classics from this time that we can expect a lot more remakes which is fine with me. They're
Still pumped to see what they do with this movie even though the clown is alright but not wowing. Love all the love the 80's is getting right now. From Stranger Things to IT and all the other remakes coming its truly awesome to see some of my favorite movies from my one of my favorite decades get the love it deserves even if Poltergeist was awful lol. I would say there are so many gems that are cult classics from this time that we can expect a lot more remakes which is fine with me. They're already talking about doing a Monster Squad remake or sequel. That movie is a child hood favorite of mine.
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10:04AM on 08/16/2016

Meh

It feels like it's trying too hard to be scary and is less scary as a result. The overbite looks dorky but it's alright I guess
It feels like it's trying too hard to be scary and is less scary as a result. The overbite looks dorky but it's alright I guess
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