Ginger Nuts of Horror
With an upcoming remake of the Stephen King classic IT, people are rightfully concerned about who’ll play the iconic big bad Pennywise the Clown. After all, Tim Curry (perhaps the most underrated bad guy actor in cinema) gave a legendary performance. Without Curry’s swinging from eerie buffoonery to snarling savagery, the IT mini-series would have been dangerously close to being as forgettable as the Tommy Knockers adaptation.
Currently, Bill Skarsgard is pegged to fill the big floppy shoes- and that’s a good choice. Skarsgard has an ethereal pretty boy quality that makes him all the more terrifying when he breaks out the crazy (as he frequently does in Twilight-for-Perverts Netflix show Hemlock Grove). But half the fun is speculation, and there are plenty of other great choices out there to fill the vacant slot in our children’s nightmares.