That is an impressive three-year old that would stand for this. Being dressed up as Pennywise from IT has to take some time and for a three-year old that seems like an interminable amount of patience, but obviously he did what was needed and allowed his seventeen-year old brother to don him in the makeup and clothing of the dreaded clown from Stephen King’s nightmarish, upcoming film. It might send chills down your spin but it’s a work of art really that is pretty amazing.
It looks like Pennywise, the early years. Of course if you go by the book Pennywise would have never actually been a child. IT would have still been a monster attempting to take form, but the creature would have still been around. But just imagine if IT was a young Pennywise at one time, it would have looked something like this. Had prehistoric men seen this would they have run or attacked IT? Hard to say really, but either way they would have been goners.
In the original movie Tim Curry’s Pennywise was standing on the water, never rising from it. But that’s what makes this version so inherently creepy is the fact that the creature is going aquatic. The image of this thing coming up out of any body of water would be enough to give most people a serious case of the chills. There’s no doubt that some people would freeze while others would bolt as soon as his eyes were visible.
Something about clowns and balloons screams innocence to some people but it says danger to others. A lot of people seem to blame IT for making people afraid of clowns. But the reality of it is that some people have never trusted clowns. There’s something so inherently unnerving about the face paint, the clothes, and the manner in which they walk, talk, and just act in general. People don’t need a monster movie to be scared of something, even though that theory is pretty sound since it’s been seen to happen before. Remember Jaws? A lot of people wouldn’t even go near a lake or a river just for fear that there might be a shark lurking in the depths. Pennywise might have scared some people off of clowns, but he definitely wasn’t the first film clown to do so.
The older brother got the makeup on his little brother just perfect. The outfit could obviously use some work but hey, give the guy props for doing this at all. He took what he had and made it work in a way that is just flat out creepy and disturbing. As I said above the fact that the younger kid sat still for this is way impressive, and it seems to me that he must really look up to his brother to agree to do something like this. It could be that he just likes playing around with his brother but if you have kids you know that getting them to do anything for the camera can be an excruciating process and yield very little in the way of success.
Maybe someone should call up the current Pennywise and tell him that this kid might be gunning for his job in about fifteen years.