|Posted by Anna H. on September 9, 2017 at 4:50 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday night for Throwback Thursday, I re-shared 2 older blogs regarding clowns around social media. Let's just say I managed to "trigger" some people's coulrophobia.
First I re-shared my Song Saturday blog, which featured Trippy The Clown's music video, "Shut Up." The image of Trippy which appeared after sharing it on World of Anime, frightened some. On the Anime based social media site, I talked to a few about Trippy's image and coulrophobia.
Because those same coulrophobics seemed interested in my blog about coulrophobia, I shared that blog after the Trippy The Clown blog. In the coulrophobia blog, there is a gif of a cute and friendly-looking Auguste Clown waving. That image frightened the same people, also.
If any of you are interested in learning about the fear of clowns, click on the following link.
Now that the 2017 remake of Stephen King's IT has been released in theaters as of yesterday, it would not surprise me if more coulrophobics became "triggered."
IT Remake Extended Trailer (2017)
After watching the remake's extended trailer above yesterday morning, it seems as if the remake of Stephen King's IT has potential to actually be a decent remake. As you already know, I am opposed to remakes and reboots 97% of the time.
The remake for Stephen King's IT seems like it has more jump scares and Splatterpunk Horror than the original film. Because this 2017 remake is an R-rated movie meant for theater viewers, the filmmaker had more flexibility to show more grisly content from King's novel.
Have I ever read Stephen King's novel, IT? No, I have not. However, I did watch the original TV movie that aired on ABC in 1990.
IT Classic Trailer (1990)
Before IT aired on TV, I will never forget picking up the TV Guide in my cousins' house to check the TV schedule and seeing ABC's advertisement of Tim Curry as Pennywise The Clown. As a little girl, I remember feeling somewhat scared.
Stephen King's IT contributed to people's extreme fear of clowns. Pennywise The Clown is normally a source of most people's coulrophobia.
It was not until 3 years ago, that I began conducting research and learning about such a strange phobia. My youngest aunt has a fear of clowns. Although, her fear is NOT as extreme as some people's coulrophobia.
When it comes to Stephen King's Horror novel, IT is supposedly more of a Coming-Of-Age Story about 7 children being terrorized by shapeshifter, that exploits their fears and phobias. This is in order to disguise itself, while hunting its prey.
This creepy shapeshifter the 7 children refer to as "It" mostly appears in the form of a clown named Pennywise, in order to lure its preferred prey of young children. In the novel, "It" takes the form of bats, leeches, werewolves, and sharks.
Meanwhile, this shapeshifter takes the shape of a serial killer named Pennywise The Dancing Clown, Mr. Robert "Bob" Gray, and Mrs. Kersh. Its true form is a giant female spider in the novel and original movie from 1990.
By me not seeing the 2017 remake of King's IT, I have no idea if the shapeshifter's real appearance is also a giant female spider or not. Past readers and viewers like some of us know that Its actual appearance is a GIANT spider, that shapeshifts into any child's worst fears, that traumatizes him/her into adulthood.
The staple themes in Stephen King's Horror novel are the power of memory, childhood trauma that is carried into adulthood, the hidden ugliness lurking behind a small-town quaintness, and overcoming evil through mutual trust and friendship.
Aside from King's Horror novel IT and the movies based on it, Richard Bellis composed the score to the original 1990 film. If you have not noticed lately, I have been sharing more music from Horror movies.
I cannot help emphasizing how much music sets the tone for TV shows and movies. This is especially when it's in regards to Horror films. The song I'm sharing with you today by Bellis is called "George Dies."
The story begins with George Denbrough sailing his paper sail boat. The paper sail boat sails down the storm drain. Shortly after George's boat flows down the drain, Pennywise The Clown appears and entices him with balloons and circus food.
IT "George Meets Pennywise" Scene (1990)
As writen in the novel and shown in the original movie made for TV, George OR "Georgie" declines Pennywise's offer and reaches for his sail boat. While George reaches for his boat, Pennywise grabs him, rips off the boy's arm, and kills him.
Combining Tim Curry's voice with that creepy music is enough to scare anybody watching this classic. Anyway, here is Richard Bellis' "George Dies" from the IT Soundtrack for today's Song Saturday.
Richard Bellis "George Dies" IT Soundtrack (1990)
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