I like the new movie, but Pennywise was scary looking at all times. Makes it hard to see how kids would get close to him at all.
As a kid I wasn't scared of scary things, I used to go around trying to catch snakes and my dad brought home a rattlesnake once and I didn't have an ounce of fear. As an adult however, rattlesnakes give me the creeps. Kids are weird in what spooks them and what doesn't, well some kids, not all.