Supernatural Horror ‘It’ Is Likely To Affect The Profession Of Clowns Negatively

By Neha Bakshi | 2 years ago
Supernatural Horror ‘It’ Is Likely To Affect The Profession Of Clowns Negatively

The supernatural horror thriller film It is yet to arrive in theaters. But, the first look of the movie is already trending high on social media.

The film is based on the 1986 novel of the same name written by Stephen King. So far, the trailer has been viewed 197 million times globally and the count is still rising. In the United States, the teaser had received 1.8 million shares on Facebook alone. The R-rated film is bringing back the infamous deadly character of Pennywise The Dancing Clown.

It Trailer & It’s Reception

The trailer of It has been received very well by the audience and most of them were thrilled to see the clown coming back on screen. The It teaser opens with a young boy roaming outside on a rainy day and has a sudden encounter with the clown. The scenes are intriguing and make the ambiance frightening.

The film is set in the late 1980s in a small town of Derry. All of a sudden, some kids disappear one by one and then a group of other young kids start investigating the matter on their own.

It is then that they find out the real connection between the missing cases and that there is a clown who is disguised around them. He has the power to play with their fears as they come to realize his enigmatic identity. Pennywise, the clown, has a mysterious past and a history associated with murders. He invariably disguises himself and hunts the real prey who no one actually pays attention to.

Back in 1991, the role is played by Tim Curry in the television adaptation of the novel. He was praised widely for his performance. The cast members of the upcoming film include Bill Skarsgård (as It / Pennywise), Jaeden Lieberher (as Bill Denbrough), Jeremy Ray Taylor (as Ben Hanscom), and Sophia Lillis (as Beverly Marsh).

Rage Against The Clown Character

There is a rage amongst the professional clown who believes that such movies will spread the paranoia about the entire domain. The upcoming film is likely to have their career as the kids and even adults may get affected by the scary image of clowns. This isn’t the first time such characters are carved on the big screen.

According to Mel Magazine, 42-year-old clown Guilford Adams, who is performing in the same domain for the last 20 years, mentioned that this is going to be bad for clowns. In addition, another performer, Nick, stated that such films will ruin their business.

Infamous Clowns Of Hollywood

Heath Ledger played the infamous role of Joker in the 2008 film The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan. Indeed, it remains one of the most mystical villainous characters until now. The character was of Ledger was defined as a psychopath and schizophrenic clown who committed mass murders with zero empathy. He went on to receive accolades posthumously.

The first appearance of the evil clown goes back to 18th century. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy was labeled as the Killer Clown by media back then. It was later revealed that he used to perform as a clown by the name of Pogo in parties of kids.

Release Date

It is slated to be released on Sept. 8, 2017. The film has been re-titled as IT Part 1 – The Losers’ Club, which means that there are going to be some more parts in the future. However, it is yet to be confirmed by the filmmakers.

Stay tuned to find the latest and more interesting updates on the upcoming horror thriller. Check out the trailer here.

Also Read: Andrés Muschietti’s IT Teaser Reveals First Look Of Scary Pennywise, The Clown

Photo Source: YouTube/It

About the author

Neha graduated in Electronic Media and has worked with Timea group for 3 years. She is passionate about learning languages and is certified French Language Expert. She joined MNG in 2015.