No, we’re not talking about the dancing scene—that shit was hysterical!
Even before Stephen King’s IT got its first adaptation in 1990, the scene of Georgie’s encounter with Pennywise at the storm drain was already iconic among those who read the novel. Once Tim Curry brought Pennywise to life, that scene was seared into the minds of legions of horror fans. In the most recent adaptation of IT, directed by Andy Muschietti, Pennywise is played by Bill Skarsgård, and the scene is also immensely terrifying—unless, of course, you’re the director.
In a recent post on Instagram, Muschietti shared concept art for the iconic storm drain scene, describing the moment when Pennywise chomps Georgie’s arm off as “comedic”. While that’s certainly not that word most horror fans would use to describe dismemberment and the dancing clown’s “killmouth”, I had previously noted that the bite looked especially cartoonish.
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Check out Muschietti’s pic, followed by the end result below.
“And here a little sketch I drew for Pennywise’s ‘killmouth’, one of the comedic highlights of the film…”
IT arrives on VOD December 19th and Blu-ray/DVD January 9th. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, neighborhood kids band together to square off against Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), an evil clown whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
In addition to Skarsgård and Jacobs, IT stars Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things), Wyatt Oleff, Jack Dylan Grazer, and Nicholas Hamilton.
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