Beware Of ‘Pennywise The Dancing Clown’ And His………………Wig!!!!!!!!

I for one, am very excited about the upcoming revamped movie version of Stephen King’s IT.  I’ve been reading the novel to better prepare myself, and luckily there has been tons of new merchandise popping up to give the anticipation a little boost.  Case in point, the brand new Funko Pop! figures that were announced and revealed this week.  There will be 4 in total as of right now:  A regular orange-haired Pennywise that holds a paper boat, one that holds a balloon (Hot Topic Exclusive), a special ‘Chase’ version with a more sepia color tone, and then the Walmart Exclusive of Pennywise……….in a wig!

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Oh my shit.  Now at first glance, I would expect some My Chemical Romance or Fall Out Boy to be playing while I look at this figure.  Emo Pennywise is pretty rad.  I guess. But anyway, this is indeed a big scene from the trailer (and movie) for IT where Pennywise is wearing a wig – masking himself until he reveals his true self to The Loser’s Club.  Did it need it’s own figure?  Ehhhhh – maybe not.  It does make me want to go buy some Pantene shampoo or something though.  Regardless of my feelings for this particular Funko Pop!, I am digging the other ones and succumbed to the pressure and bought a ‘Chase’ version on eBay yesterday.  I wouldn’t mind a figure based on The Leper from the book btw.  Now get ready for IT, as it floats into theaters on September 8th!  That bad pun was free of charge.

Give Me The Creeps: ‘Tea Time’ From ‘Stephen King’s IT’ (1990)

With the newly rebooted and remade version of Stephen King’s IT coming to the big screen in a two-parter, I recently started to think more about the original TV mini-series from 1990.  Clearly most of the praise from that goes to Tim Curry giving a memorably creepy (and charming) performance as Pennywise The Clown.  But there are enough little bits and pieces sprinkled throughout that are just as creepy and never fail to give me the creeps.  Case in point:  Beverly’s visit back home for some tea time.

Granted this scene is much different than how it plays out in the book (this was regular TV after all), but goddammit if I still don’t get the shakes when the old lady starts slurping her tea.  And then when she turns into an old and rotten version of Beverly’s Dad?  Phew. Check please!  We shall see how the big screen treats this when the new version of IT comes out later this year, but suffice to say that I still to this day get the creeps from the TV version.  Beep Beep!