Is Bill Skarsgård a scarier Pennywise than Tim Curry? | The Tylt
Bill Skarsgård has stepped into some big clown shoes, he plays a new version of Pennywise the clown in the reboot of "It." Tim Curry made the role famous in the memorable TV miniseries, adapted from Stephen King's horror classic novel. Curry's performance is revered as one of his best, which is the stuff of nightmares. But "It" the motion picture is now out, and Skarsgård has critics and horror buffs spooked. Do you think Skarsgård is scarier than Curry?😲🎈
Is Bill Skarsgård a scarier Pennywise than Tim Curry?
For months, horror fans have been raving about the trailers for "It," noting that Skarsgård looks horrifying. Now that the actual reviews are out, film critics are confirming that he has filled those clown shoes.
Rolling Stone's Peter Travers writes:
Expect all the bleak summer chatter about the dying box office to fade with the opening of It, a crowdpleasing frightfest bound for box-office paydirt. For weeks now, the trailers for the film version of Stephen King's terror classic have been cranking us up to lose our shit. That evil clown Pennywise, a spectacularly scary Bill Skarsgard (Alexander's brother), is the stuff of nightmares.
But Curry's performance as Pennywise turned him into one of the quintessential horror movie icons. Yes, the original is a TV miniseries, but Curry made Pennywise a monster movie icon. Curry didn't rely on scary makeup; he was scary by just looking like a regular 'ol clown—except he was a murderous, evil demon.
And we all know what they say about the original, it can't be fucked with.