SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: A wall mural of Pennywise the clown from the movie "IT" painted by Scott Marsh is seen on Cleveland street wall in the suburb of Chippendale on August 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. The movie "IT" based on the 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King is set for release in cinemas on September 7th. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

I’ve gone horror film crazy this year. Over the weekend, I saw Barbarian. I wrote about that here.

I came across this article about how Stephen King created Pennywise the Dancing Clown….one of the scariest characters of all. I really liked both It movies and highly recommend them to anyone who wants a good fright!

“I had an idea when I was in Colorado that I wanted to write a really long book that had all of the monsters in it,” he said via “I figured if people think I’m a horror writer — I never considered myself to be that myself, I’m just a writer-writer — I thought to myself, ‘I’ll get all of the monsters together as I possibly can; I’ll get the Vampire, I’ll get the Werewolf, and I’ll even get the Mummy.’ But then I thought to myself, ‘There out to be one binding, horrible, nasty, gross, creature kind of thing that you don’t want to see … It makes you scream just to see it.'”

Check out this article about Pennywise!

How Stephen King Really Came Up With Pennywise

Warner Bros. Television When one delves into the mythology of Stephen King's epically long 1986 novel "It," you might find a massively complicated Theogony of deities that link into numerous ancient creation myths. According to King's novel, the titular creature, most commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, was originally born of the enormous, ineffable void that surrounds the outer edges of the known cosmos.


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