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Haunted by Pennywise

Bill Skarsgard claims that Pennywise has been following him around since production wrapped on the big-screen blockbuster IT. Said Skarsgard: “I liken every character that I do to a relationship that you’re in, Pennywise and Bill go into this sort of relationship together… It’s just like being in a very destructive relationship, people don’t really realize it until they’re out of it…I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited…It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn’t appreciate. Like, I’m Pennywise and I’m really upset that I’m out in public and people are looking at me.” Nah, I don’t buy it. I think Bill was being visited by the Tim Curry Pennywise, the SUPERIOR Pennywise, who was pissed that Skarsgard didn’t quite manage to fill his oversized clown shoes.

Alternately, there’s this adorable little not-Lego figure of the Skarsgard Pennywise you can purchase for cheap. Oh, sorry. It’s not Pennywise. It’s “Scary Kid Loving Sewer Clown With Balloon Minifigure.” I love how they tapdance around those copyright laws. The alternate names for the recognizable figures this company offers are hysterical. “Space Orphan With Daddy Issues And Green Laser Sword.” Who do you suppose that is?

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here:


TheCheezman • January 19, 2018

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  1. Terry Washington January 20, 2018 - 3:24 am Reply

    BTW what happened to all those “evil clown” sightings of 2016???

    • The CheezMan January 25, 2018 - 1:09 am Reply

      The fad seems to have died down. We’ll probably see it happen again a few years from now.

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