People Are Freaking Out Over Clowns Dressing Up As Pennywise For ‘It’ Screening
As the hype surrounding Stephen King's movie adaptation of It continued to build before its highly anticipated release, an offer was made to clown enthusiasts that they could dress up as Pennywise for a premiere in America.
The Alamo Draft House in Austin, Texas, is hosting a clown-only screening of director Andrés Muschietti's version of the horror flick. But those who can't make it to Texas have dressed up anyway and attended their local cinema to see the movie.
The only problem is, is that it's freaking out everyone else not in a creepy clown costume. Chris went to see the movie and was a bit taken aback when he walked in.
It's not hard to see why.
Went to see IT, I'm first in the screen and this fucking guy's just sitting there. pic.twitter.com/b3oatLGdrs
- Chris (@HG_Hohbes) September 8, 2017
But it appears he wasn't the only one having to deal with a person dressed as Pennywise just sitting casually in a movie theatre.
Sittin in the cinema waiting to see IT in 4DX and there's a fucking lassie sittin in the back wae a clown face, holdin a fckn red balloon
- di mascio:fallen_leaf: (@hayleydimascio) September 8, 2017
Went to see IT last night and there was a real life clown scaring people in the Cinema :no_mouth::no_mouth::no_mouth::no_mouth::joy::joy:
- Charlotte (@_charrrrx) September 9, 2017
Hellllll nooo, I just went to see IT and halfway thru this clown walks in to the cinema with a red ballon and sits in the front row :weary:
- :rose: (@Pale_Indian93) September 9, 2017
The film is based on King's epic 1986 novel, which kind of gave clowns a bad name the world over, although it's fair to assume that notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy did that first.
Between 1972 and 1978, Gacy killed 33 people and became known as the 'Killer Clown' due to his charitable services at fundraising events and children's parties, where he'd dress up as 'Pogo the Clown'.
The Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus gives the film a very good rating: "Well-acted and fiendishly frightening with an emotionally affecting story at its core, It amplifies the horror in Stephen King's classic story without losing touch with its heart."
It director Andrés Muschietti has told Variety work will get underway next year to film the sequel: "We'll probably have a script for the second part in January. Ideally, we would start prep in March. Part one is only about the kids. Part two is about these characters 30 years later as adults, with flashbacks to 1989 when they were kids."
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