Pennywise is the reason why some clowns terrify me. When I was in Grade 12, my classmate was watching a montage of creepy clowns with “Mad World” by Gary Jules accompanying the video. Since my eyes tend to wander all over the place, I caught a glimpse of it.
Let me tell you, watching Pennywise unhinge his fangs while you listen to a Tears for Fears cover is unsettling.
Therefore, I didn’t get into “IT” until this year. Part of the reason why was that the remake was out and it received an overall positive reception. I felt like I’d be OK with watching the movie if I read the book first, so I borrowed “IT” from the library and went on my way.
While the book is worth checking out, you don’t finish it feeling one way or the other. You read the last page with mixed feelings that stay with you throughout the book.
Oh also, spoilers ahead. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.