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A 1990 release I was prob 5 at that time. I got to see that movie when I was around 8-9 years old and it ruined my life!
Till this day I think clowns are creepy and horrible. Ronald McDonald is my biggest enemy and I never look at Krusty the clown the same. I never got a chance to read the book yet because of the sequence of events and the fact that I saw the movie before I was into reading novels.
I just want to know, has anyone been creeped out of clowns after that movie? and if you didn't see the movie or read the book, and clowns creep you out in general what was the reason for that?
To answer your clown question, I have always been a little freaked out by clowns. This was even before I read the book and before I knew about John Wayne Gacy. I think part of this stems from how interactive clowns can be (especially in parades and circuses). Having a stranger in your face as a child is upsetting, but someone who is covered with makeup and trying to get you to laugh...just a little freaky.
I am very tempted to get the book though I feel like its a process I need to complete.
The movie was laughable, in my opinion, not to discredit anyone's anguish over the movie, I'm sure even now it would disturb a young child. Sure, Tim Curry was fabulous as Pennywise (though this may be a biased opinion as I love Tim Curry -- he was the only reason I ever watched the movie), but the movie left out so much of the plot from the book and often times the creep factor just wasn't there. Compared to today's standard of movies, especially in the horror genre, most people will get the "omg, this is so old and sucks so bad" impression. The book it worth the read, but skip the movie, unless they remake it to today's standards...
Tim Curry is a great actor and from my recollection he was pretty solid as Pennywise. but being a child at that time and kinda seeing that the people in the movie dealt with it as children probably had that more scary effect !
IT and The Stand were the best King IMO. I don't want to sell short any of his short stories, but as far as novels go, I loved these two.
I still don't trust clowns though. I think I'll get the book also.
Carabosse wrote:I also, agree, triqtaq. I have read many of Stephen King's novels, but never "It". Now, though, it's definitely on my list; pardon the pun. I too, am a huge Tim Curry fan; but I saw the film well before I was really acquainted with his work. As with many other people on this forum, I also have a lasting hatred of clowns!
I'm kind of curious...does anyone like clowns? I really don't know anyone who doesn't get freaked out by them.
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Fran wrote:Clowns don't scare me but I've always felt rather sorry for them as they always strike me as being more sad and sorryful rather than funny characters.
Dont feel sorry for Tim Curry then Fran, you will find yourself without an arm...