Aug 162016


A couple of weeks ago we had a release of the new Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) in Andrés Muschietti new upcoming remake of Stephen King’s IT.

All we had was the headshot, but today the new evil clown has been revealed in all his glory and I have to say, I like it….I like it a lot!


As you can see, what works in its favour is the fact that its so different to the iconic look made famous by Tim Curry in the 1990′ TV series.

Costume Designer Janie Bryant had this to say to Entertainment Weekly about her design for Pennywise:

“That pleating is actually Fortuny pleating, which gives it almost a crepe-like effect. It’s a different technique than what the Elizabethans would do. It’s more organic, it’s more sheer. It has a whimsical, floppy quality to it. It’s not a direct translation of a ruff or a whisk, which were two of the collars popular during the Elizabethan period.”

“There is almost a doll-like quality to the costume. The pants being short, the high waistline of the jacket, and the fit of the costume is a very important element. It gives the character a child-like quality.”

With Stranger Things proving a huge successful hit on Netfilx and with comparisons to IT, there is new found interest in Pennywise and this could well be a one of the better remakes of recent times.  Like I have said many times before,  apart from a killer performance by Curry himself, the original was let down by a dumb ending and if there is one horror that can be improved on out there, then IT is the one….

Over to you then Andrés Muschietti


Ross Hughes

Ross HughesSince my mother sat me down at the age of five years of age and watched a little called Halloween, I have been hooked on horror. There is no other genre that gets me excited and takes me to the edge of entertainment. I watch everything from old, new, to cheap and blockbusters, but I promise all my readers that I will always give an honest opinion, and I hope whoever reads this review section, will find a film that they too can love as much as I do! Have fun reading, and please DO HAVE NIGHTMARES!!!!!!

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