Well, if you’re up on your horror news, you know that Warner Brothers recently announced the release date of the remake of one of my favorite movies, Stephen King’s IT.
Cue happy dance.
My mom has said time and time again that she can’t believe she let me watch that movie when it premiered on TV in November 1990. I was just 6 years old, and I remember watching it with her in my parents’ bedroom, hiding my eyes at some points and loving every minute of it.
Back in those days, we taped everything. We recorded a VHS copy of the movie, and I wore that thing out. I can’t even estimate how many times I watched it, but you know how little kids are with their favorites. It was on constantly.
Seriously. I’m pretty sure it rivaled my little sister’s obsession with Space Jam and Spice World.
I took it with me to every slumber party and sleepover. It wasn’t my intention to make all my friends scared of clowns, but it happened. I’m not proud of it.
Okay. Maybe a little. 😉
We’d turn it on late at night and watch Pennywise terrorize kids our age. It was so fun. We loved the scene where Georgie’s picture winks at Bill with its awesomely 80s horror movie track and the one with Pennywise coming out of the drain. I don’t know if I ever took a bath or shower without thinking of that one.
Another favorite was the scene in the Chinese restaurant. Fortune cookie, anyone?
Tim Curry’s Pennywise will forever hold a special place in my heart as one of my favorite villains. I don’t know anyone that would argue that Curry didn’t play that role to perfection. That voice. That laugh. I don’t know how anyone can fill those shoes.
Let’s see if the September 2017 date sticks. I’m not holding out hope since the production has seen so many problems, but you can bet I’ll be first in line if it does.