Monday Bloody Monday: ‘Belch’s Death’ From ‘Stephen King’s IT’ (1990)

Have you heard the news?  There’s some movie called IT coming out this week.  Yeah, you probably haven’t read or seen much about it, but apparently it’s a reboot/remake of the 1990 mini-series of the same name and a potentially much more faithful adaptation of the Stephen King novel.  Oh, I’m pulling your leg – you’d have to be living in a sewer to not know about this movie, since news of IT has been floating around everywhere.

So on this week’s Monday Bloody Monday, I felt it only right to go back to the original movie (which hasn’t aged well in spots unfortunately) and revisit one of my favorite scenes:  Belch’s death.  This scene always creeped me out as a kid, the way his body bends in half when he gets pulled in by the ‘deadlights’.  Make sure to keep watching and check out Henry Bowers’ wicked white Elvis hairdo too.  And make sure not to be a loser and go check out the new version of IT in theaters this week!

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!

Who Needs ‘Pennywise The Clown’ When You Have ‘Krinkles The Clown’?

With the anticipation and nervousness associated with the upcoming two-part movie based on Stephen King’s IT, I found myself looking for creepy clowns online.  Much has been discussed and bitched about regarding the new images of the big screen version of Pennywise The Clown, so I found a clown that can easily replace him and be even creepier.  Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…..I give to you:  Krinkles The Clown!

Sleep with one eye open……gripping your pillow tight!  Alright….Krinkles is pretty fucking creepy.  It’s amazing what was geared towards kids in the 50’s and 60’s btw.  I’m not sure what kind of boost creepy ol’ Krinkles gave to the Sugar Rice Krinkles brand cereal – but I’m sure every kid in America ran out to the stores so they could own a box with his disturbing face on the front.  Krinkles is pretty jolly, I will give him that.  I’ll also give him the fact that he would probably murder you in your sleep and cut you into little pieces.