I’m just gonna come out and say it; I’ve never been a fan of clowns. My entire life, according to my mom, I’ve always just hated them; I’d scream at the circus, lose my shit in elementary school when Ronald McDonald came to talk about healthy eating, and I never really knew the reason why. Recently, I was telling my mom about how I was going to go see IT opening weekend and she drops a bombshell on me, just casually into our conversation.
Apparently, back in 1990, I ‘accidentally’ stumbled across my parents watching the IT mini-series with the sublime Tim Curry in the lead role. It scared the shit out of me and I had nightmares for weeks. Umm.. WTF mom? Anyways, that’s my deal with Pennywise the Dancing Clown, but for most, he’s still a pretty fucking scary dude, and no one is sure why. Bet you’re wondering what makes this particular, Stephen King brand of clown, so god damn scary? I’ll tell you.