Creating A Fearsome Horror Icon
♦Stephen King’s It is being remade as a film out later this year and we found two interesting chats with King about the origin of Pennywise so we thought we would share it…
Two Interviews with Stephen King about Pennywise and IT Movie Inspiration and the talent to create Scary Stories and Scary Videos. He goes into detail of how he came up with Pennywise and shares a funny true story about him meeting Ronald McDonald while travelling!
It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. The story follows the exploits of seven children as they are terrorized by the eponymous being, which exploits the fears and phobias of its victims in order to disguise itself while hunting its prey. “It” primarily appears in the form of a clown in order to attract its preferred prey of young children. The novel is told through narratives alternating between two time periods, and is largely told in the third-person omniscient mode. It deals with themes that eventually became King staples: the power of memory, childhood trauma and its recurrent echoes in adulthood, the ugliness lurking behind a façade of small-town quaintness, and overcoming evil through mutual trust and sacrifice. The novel won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year. Publishers Weekly listed It as the best-selling book in the United States in 1986.