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Before Bill Skarsgård terrified audiences as Pennywise the Clown, there was the great Tim Curry. Curry played Stephen King’s malevolent monster in the 1990 It miniseries, creating an iconic horror character in the process. Now the documentary Pennywise: The Story of It goes behind-the-scenes of that miniseries, featuring interviews with the cast and crew, all of whom seem to really hate the ending with the big spider puppet. Watch the Pennywise: The Story of It trailer below.
The 1990 miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s It has aged considerably since its debut. Watching it now, it very much feels like a TV movie, and a lot of the performances from the child actors feel stiff and unconvincing. And yet, the film still has the power to scare, due to some genuinely creepy moments, and of course, Tim Curry’s iconic performance as Pennywise the Clown.
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Pennywise: The Story of It is a doc that hopes to give the miniseries its due. The above extended trailer features a lengthy look at the film, featuring most of the cast (including Curry himself) reminiscing on the project. Based on the footage above, it’s clear this doc is a labor of love – the type of fan documentary that wants to cover as many aspects of the production as possible. Here’s a synopsis.
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