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This Giant Robotic PENNYWISE Is Scarier Than the Movie

This Giant Robotic PENNYWISE Is Scarier Than the Movie

To quote Dan Aykroyd in The Twilight Zone movie: “You wanna see something really scary?”

Full confession time: when I first laid eyes on the Pennywise design for the new movie version of It, I laughed. I made jokes that It looked like Beavis. Then I saw the movie, and Bill Skarsgard‘s transformative performance that really felt like an alien adopting a human suit won me over. I was cheering, rather than laughing. Then, encountering Pennywise in the VR game, I jumped. Several times.

But now there’s this…

Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. Can’t sleep. Clown’ll eat me.

This evil cackling, screaming animatronic of Pennywise waving around a dismembered Georgie comes from the Transworld Halloween and Attraction Show in St Louis, an industry trade show for Halloween-related and haunted attractions, from escape rooms to corn mazes. Who knows which one this will show up in, but it might just be a first look at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights (that’s speculation on our part, but there is talk of an It maze).

Alternately, it could be from a PSA about not talking to clowns that you just happen to encounter in a sewer. That’ll learn ’em whippersnappers!

It’s weird logic the It creature has, that somehow it needs to morph into specific fears, when a giant alien eldritch with spider legs coming out from its many rows of teeth is pretty much going to hit everyone’s fear centers. But sure, be a clown in a sewer.

What version of Pennywise scares you most? Let us know in comments.

Images: Warner Bros.

Pennywise is always clowning around here…

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