Those already familiar with Stephen King’s IT, the novel and/or the miniseries from 1990, know that the evil clown Pennywise is only one of the villains antagonizing the Losers Club; in many ways, Henry Bowers and his gang were scarier, as they represent the kind of real-life terrors all of us face while coming of age: Bullies. Of course, he’s is no average knucklehead; the victim of abuse at home goes from menacing to full-on psychotic as the story progresses. In addition to abusing the Losers, we see Bowers killing animals, expressing racist ideologies, and performing acts of passive sexual assault (if you don’t know about the infamous cake scene, Google it; definitely not for the squeamish).
Last week, we presented a series of video bios that introduced us to the individual members of the Losers Club: Richie, Stan, Ben, Bev, Eddie, Mike, and Bill. All were produced by YouTubers Hybrid Network, and they were informative, concise dossiers, even for those already well-versed in Stephen King’s characters and core mythologies. Now, the folks at Hybrid are giving Henry Bowers the same sort of analytic scrutiny they gave our heroes.
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Below that, we’ve included the latest trailer and synopsis for Andrés Muschietti’s IT, featuring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, crawling out of the sewers and into US Theaters on September 8th. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: We’ve taken a look at the heroes of Stephen King’s IT, the Loser’s Club, but what about one of the antagonists of the novel, Henry Bowers? A depressing and frightening individual, join us as we take a look at the leader of the Bowers gang!
Henry Bowers is the psychopathic school and neighborhood bully and the secondary main antagonist of the novel It and its 1990 made-for-TV adaptation. He is the leader of The Bowers Gang, a gang of preteen bullies who rival the Losers’ Club. (Source)
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Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
The film stars Bill Skarsgard stars as Pennywise, and Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as the Losers’ Club.