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Review: PENNYWISE: THE STORY OF IT

The character of Pennywise has transcended Stephen King’s novel, It and effectively become its own entity. One of the reasons the monstrous clown achieved this infamy is because of Tim Curry’s gnarly performance in the 1990 TV mini-series adaptation of King’s book. It was a seminal moment for television horror and became the gateway to a million nightmares for a whole generation of children.

Filmmakers John Campopiano and Chris Griffiths’s feature length documentary, Pennywise: The Story Of It looks at the production of the now iconic mini-series, bringing together many of the key figures from behind and in front of the camera. It’s an excellent retrospective piece which offers some wonderful insight into how they made a two-part movie from King’s epic tome.

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