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Which pennywise is the scariest


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Doc Creed

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I chose old school Pennywise because it's scarier, to me, when a clown can pass for normal or happy. I think that's how he lured kids...just think about the opening scene with Georgie.
In the newer version, the reason Georgie wasn't scared of this clown in the drain was because it was mostly in shadows and it had changed its voice.
 

Robert Gray

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This is a interesting question. The new film's Pennywise has enormous creep-factor. In that respect, i.e. the carnival haunted house aspect, it wins hands down. However, the mini-series Pennywise captured a lot of the monster's humor. There was a certain intellectual level of terror. Good horror has many levels, the lowest being the gross out. The newer film is scarier, but let's face it... not a fair competition. One was a made for TV movie while the other was an R-Rated film. :)
 

grin willard

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In my opinion, apples & oranges. The new film was scarier, of course. The kids were absolutely fantastic. But I wasn't impressed with the new Pennywise. I forgot him as soon as I left the theater. We're only talking about him because Tim Curry made such an indelible impression as Pennywise in the miniseries. Without it, and him, this film wouldn't have been made. And I mean THIS film. A different "IT" based on the book would have been done sometime in the last 30 yrs or so had the miniseries not aired. Peter Strab's masterpiece Ghost Story was filmed horribly in 1980, and has not been attempted since. So there is no way of knowing how these things will turn out.
 

MattP

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I have a huges soft spot for old Pennywise as like many others I grew up watching the miniseries and Tim Curry gives a delightfully entertaining performance. However new Pennywise seems more in line with what I pictured reading the book. In the novel Pennywise very often makes no pretenses about how evil and savage he/it/she us barre the storm drain encounter.
 

Spideyman

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I have a huges soft spot for old Pennywise as like many others I grew up watching the miniseries and Tim Curry gives a delightfully entertaining performance. However new Pennywise seems more in line with what I pictured reading the book. In the novel Pennywise very often makes no pretenses about how evil and savage he/it/she us barre the storm drain encounter.
 
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