The upcoming IT movie will begin scaring audiences tonight, thanks in part because of Bill Skarsgard and what looks to be a terrifying portrayal of Pennywise the Clown.
The actor himself has said his hope is to scare an entire generation:
“In order for this movie to be as effective as the book and the series, I have to scare a whole generation. My take was that Pennywise functions very simply. Nothing much is going on in terms of what he’s thinking — he’s animalistic and instinctive.”
“It’s funny. I went back to Stockholm after we wrapped, and every night for two weeks, I had these strange recurring Pennywise dreams. I was him, but I was in the wrong setting, somehow. I was upset that people could see my face. It was surreal. I can’t explain it.”
You might be interested to know what the actor looks like without all the makeup (if you didn’t already) and we have that for you below – courtesy of his Instagram:
So there you have it. It just goes to show what makeup and effects can really do for a movie.
IT hits theaters everywhere tomorrow.