IT's Bill Skarsgård weighs in on the scary clown epidemic

IT's Bill Skarsgård weighs in on the scary clown epidemic

In 1989, when Stephen King had already published more than 20 books, three teenagers were discovering his horror novel "It", a 1,100-page epic about a group of adolescent outcasts and a shapeshifting villain who most often manifests as a child-eating clown. While the title "It" refers to Pennywise, he is not what makes this film so meaningful.

American horror movie "It" opened to a monster 51-million-U.S. -dollar Friday, crushing numerous records in North American box office.

"It" will be the biggest domestic launch since Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7), considering the opening week collections, if it actually ends its maiden week past $100 million. If anything, the film's success is thanks to their chemistry and Bill Skarsgård's bone-chilling performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Like locusts, he benignly rests beneath Derry, Maine for the vast majority of time, emerging only occasionally to feast on the flesh (and fears) of the town's children: once every twenty-seen years, to be exact.

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Firstpost - 4 Stars: When first class story material meets first class execution, you get films like Andy Muschietti's It.

There were some doubts as to whether Swedish heart-throb Bill Skarsgard (the younger brother of True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard) could deliver a more bone-chilling portrayal than his predecessor, but it should be noted that his take on Pennywise is so terrifying that he frightened the young cast on set.

The last time that we saw It adapted for the screen was the 1990 mini-series starring Tim Curry. This gives it that 80s coming-of-age vibe with a touch of Stephen King horror. Although the young cast has an idea of who they would like to see. I didn't know if I was supposed to be laughing or cowering in fear, which was incredible. Skarsgard's Pennywise will undoubtedly keep any naysayers at bay, with a nuanced performance that somehow manages to make even his motionless face appear unnerving. The only difference is that this group's "Boo Radley" is a supernatural clown made of pure nightmare fuel. "I want everyone to enjoy it, but his opinion was the one that mattered to me most". "It's always been that way since Steve first wrote "It.' We stop at the drain that inspired Steve to write the story, we stop at the standpipe because that plays a critical part in the book, and we stop at 'the Barrens" which also plays a critical part". And in IT I wanted to create characters who still believe everything children believe, and yet not.

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