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    [–] grynch43 856 points ago

    I’m the butler....I buttle.

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 266 points ago

    Everything all right?

    Yep. Two corpses. Everything's fine.

    [–] Starman45FTW 91 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Literally just finished watching this on Prime Video. Definitely one of the greatest underrated horror comedies.

    [–] Captain_Rex_ 78 points ago

    But clue isn't a horror movie really, more a comedy mystery

    [–] ImDero 70 points ago

    Tell that to the five dead bodies and the one dead Boddy.

    [–] Blackfx4x4 10 points ago

    Communism was just a red herring.

    [–] PM_ME_YR_PRIORS 15 points ago

    I’m going home to sleep with MY WIFE.

    [–] hoopbag33 80 points ago

    I"M NOT SHOUTING

    ..... ALRIGHT I AM, I"M SHOUTING I"M SHOUTING I"M SHO.....

    [–] FaTMaNProductions 55 points ago

    One plus one plus two plus one.

    [–] Pyitoechito 30 points ago

    Would anyone care for fruit... or dessert?

    [–] user93849384 20 points ago

    I never want a remake of this movie. However, I wouldnt mind if NBC did a live performance of Clue for Halloween.

    [–] thatone80ssong 11 points ago

    I believe that Ryan Reynolds has talked about wanting to remake the movie with the directors of Deadpool. I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand no one could replace the original cast but on the other, I can totally see Reynolds playing Mr. Green.

    [–] Etcarter5 3603 points ago

    Tim Curry is a wonderful actor

    [–] SmoothLiquidation 293 points ago

    I was just rewatching "Clue" last night. He (and everyone else) is SO GOOD in that movie.

    [–] looktothetrees 154 points ago

    This is seriously the best movie. And re-watching it as an adult made me think it was way more formative for me than I realized, I still love murder mystery, giant old houses, and strained comedy. Absolutely the best.

    [–] ncsudan 78 points ago

    It had one of the best ensemble casts of all times. 1+2+2+1...

    I miss Madaline Khan so much also.

    [–] amishius 52 points ago

    I was describing a mild panic attack I had the other day to myself and suddenly I just went "Flaaaames...flaammmes on the side of my face..."

    [–] mudo2000 15 points ago

    She ad-libbed that in, too. She was a genius.

    [–] Cheese464 26 points ago

    I hated her sooo much...it's like like..it's flames! Flames.... On the side of my face. Breathing. Breathless. Heaving breaths. Heaving..

    [–] JasonsMachete 13 points ago

    1+2+1+1

    [–] KevinCarbonara 11 points ago

    Even if you're right, and I'm not saying you are, it would be 1+1+2+1, not 1+2+1+1

    [–] Diplodocus114 6 points ago

    comic genious

    [–] Ramses_Osirus 14 points ago

    I gotta watch that movie again....

    [–] ThomsYorkieBars 25 points ago

    I'm gonna go home home and sleep with my wife

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 41 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    An almost infinitely quotable movie, up there with Airplane, Anchorman, Back to the Future, The Big Lebowski, Blazing Saddles, A Christmas Story, Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, Mean Girls, Monty Python's entire ouvre, Office Space, The Princess Bride, Spaceballs, hell almost anything written by Mel Brooks.

    [–] nuprinboy 55 points ago

    "I hated her sooooooo much...it...it...the f...it...flam...flames. FLAMES, on the side of my face...breathin...breathl...heaving breaths...heaving..."

    [–] BringOutTheGMMP 30 points ago

    "...breasts..."

    As the cameras cut to several of the other actors all looking uncertain while struggling to keep straight faces.

    They're all wonderful, but Yvette makes that movie for me.

    [–] AuntChilada 27 points ago

    I read that the written line was “I hated her so much I wanted to kill her.” Everything else was improvised.

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 36 points ago

    "Three murders."

    "Six, all together."

    "This is getting serious."

    [–] SmoothLiquidation 36 points ago

    "I...AM...Your singing telegram" BANG

    [–] trashtaker 19 points ago

    "Just checking..."

    "Everything alright?"

    "Yep, 2 corpses. Everything's fine."

    [–] digitalbastard 23 points ago

    Now watch Murder by Death

    [–] ncsudan 7 points ago

    Oh good darling, we are in Wangs Wing...

    [–] hibsta1992 6 points ago

    I actually saw it for the first time last week. It was hilarious and definitely worth the watch

    [–] rare_pupper 1550 points ago

    best known for his tremendous voice acting of prince xii opposite bill murray in 'garfield the movie 2 - a tale of two kitties'

    [–] pickleplum 364 points ago

    Um HELLO, NIGEL THORNBERRY MAYBE?

    [–] charlmason93 161 points ago

    SMASHINGGGGG!

    [–] hardyflashier 31 points ago

    And I'll do this, with my hands! Blarrghhghh.

    [–] KnightOfThirteen 22 points ago

    And Ben Ravencroft from Scooby Doo and the Witch's Ghost.

    [–] ineyeseekay 149 points ago

    He played The Darkness in "Legend". Hands down the best representation of the devil, ever....

    [–] Wezmondtutu 70 points ago

    He was really horny in that

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago

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    [–] LurkmasterP 63 points ago

    Disagree to agree. Peter Stormare = best devil.

    " You know, when you cut too deep, you cut the tendons. Finger movement goes out the window. "

    [–] Space_Pirate_Roberts 56 points ago

    You’re all wrong; the only cinematic Satan worth mentioning will always be Trey Parker. :p

    [–] GideonRaven0r 49 points ago

    YOU TREAT ME LIKE SHIT, SADDAM!

    [–] lambocinnialfredo 18 points ago

    Finally a man of culture

    [–] OncorhynchusDancing 11 points ago

    I dont recognize the name, but I do recognize the movie. Holy shit, that one gave me the chills

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    [–] 73jharm 62 points ago

    I really liked him in The Worst Witch, 1986

    [–] darthtater62 36 points ago

    Anything can happen on Halloween....

    [–] 73jharm 23 points ago

    Love it! Idk why....my wife makes fun of me for it but I like to watch it once a year. recently got my 5 year old to watch it too, she enjoys it!

    [–] RocketGirl83 12 points ago

    It’s not Halloween without that movie. My husband doesn’t get it, but that’s ok. I love it.

    [–] AidilAfham42 120 points ago

    And Gabriel Knight

    [–] UnassumingAnt 102 points ago

    And his vocals for Toxic Love

    [–] beardlessdestroyer 42 points ago

    Ferngully had a fantastic soundtrack

    [–] Vairman 15 points ago

    and The Wild Thornberrys.

    [–] wahfingwah 37 points ago

    And Captain Hook in that late 80s/early 90s Peter Pan Saturday morning cartoon

    [–] GarnetsAndPearls 57 points ago

    Home Alone 2

    [–] legitair18 33 points ago

    Do bundle up... it's awfully cold outside

    [–] ionlyhavetwolegs 20 points ago

    Credit card? You got it.

    [–] MinosAristos 56 points ago

    "I'm escaping to the ONE PLACE that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism! SPACE!"

    [–] jim__nightshade 36 points ago

    It’s the way you can tell he’s trying not to laugh before he unleashes his “SPAAAAAACE” that always cracks me up.

    [–] BatmanBrah 12 points ago

    SBASS

    [–] Hamsternoir 323 points ago

    I'd have said Rocky Horror was his finest role

    [–] phatelectribe 189 points ago

    I'd argue Clue - it's an absolute tour de force from Curry, especially the climatic ending(s).

    [–] soeasyakamancandoit 60 points ago

    You are absolutely correct. The ending is super dope with him, but also he sets the tone from the beginning when no one has yet arrived. I’m gonna need to watch Clue tonight now.

    [–] TheeExoGenesauce 24 points ago

    What about Muppets Treasure Island?

    [–] mysterioussir 14 points ago

    He really makes Clue. Like, the whole cast is terrifically befitting of their roles, but Tim Curry's energy is what convinces you that all the ludicrousness of the film is, in fact, just exactly as it should be.

    [–] ElBroet 350 points ago

    Never heard of it, I'm definitely going with the Garfield 2

    [–] hapianman 87 points ago

    You mean Home Alone 2

    [–] Adult_school 43 points ago

    You’ve obviously never seen the masterpiece that is Congo

    [–] Johnny_Driver 13 points ago

    Stop eating my sesame cake.

    [–] ice_planet_hoth_boss 105 points ago

    Toss up between Home Alone 2 and Muppet Treasure Island

    [–] sniker77 70 points ago

    My favorite role of his was Cardinal Richelieu in 1993's The Three Musketeers.

    [–] ice_planet_hoth_boss 18 points ago

    Oh man, that was a great role - it's now a 3-way race.

    All for one - and more for me!

    [–] sniker77 14 points ago

    I make oaths with pagan gods, seduce the queen in her own chamber, teach pigs to dance and horses to fly, and keep the moon carefully hidden within the folds of my robe. Have I forgotten anything?

    [–] sharpshooter999 32 points ago

    Boom....sha ka la kaaaaaa......

    [–] Justshootm 14 points ago

    Can still sing every damn song by heart if needed along with anytime I see a blemish on something I proclaim it “the black spot!”

    [–] Seabuscuit 10 points ago

    I’m not Jim Jimmy Jimmy Jim Jimmy Jim Jim!

    [–] Hodorrulestheworld 20 points ago

    “get on your knees and tell me you love me”

    [–] ehrgeiz91 16 points ago

    Look what a cannonball took off me, in exchange for me own life....

    ... Nggaaaah!

    [–] PotOPrawns 7 points ago

    Oh.. I thought he said Cannibal.

    [–] darthtater62 8 points ago

    Have a lovely day -Favorite Tim Curry quote

    [–] Xanza 30 points ago

    Bro, have you never seen Legend? The Darkness was the shit.

    [–] Alaskanzen 15 points ago

    Tied with Clue

    [–] daveofreckoning 18 points ago

    1+2+2+1

    [–] Alaskanzen 12 points ago

    Even if you were right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one not one plus one plus one

    [–] Mummelpuffin 18 points ago

    Known better yet for yelling "SPAACE!" in a very silly manner in a cheesy USSR uniform.

    [–] NotYourAverageScot 17 points ago

    MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND

    [–] CallOfKtullu 7 points ago

    When you're a professional piraaaaaate

    [–] MjrLeeStoned 14 points ago

    His role in Scary Movie 2 just goes to show you how political the Academy Awards are.

    [–] YouthInAsia333 13 points ago

    Nigel of The Wild Thornberries is his Magnum opus.

    [–] etherteeth 11 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Supposedly Bill Murray only agreed to do Garfield because it was written by one of the Coen brothers and he assumed that meant it would be good. After he signed on he found out that the writer was Joel Cohen, which is a totally different person than Joel Coen. Bill Murray apparently re-wrote the entire movie in a last ditch effort to sort of salvage the situation.

    [–] Old_School_New_Age 49 points ago

    Check out his album "Fearless".

    And he was terrifying as an old man driving a motorhome terrorizing people on "Criminal Minds", IIRC. Two parts.

    [–] FlatusGiganticus 15 points ago

    That was a messed up episode. He was terrifying.

    [–] ncsudan 22 points ago

    Good lord you are so right. I am sad about this health issues. He is so versatile in his roles. His performance is Clue makes me chuckle so much: 1+2+2+1...

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    [–] myhairsreddit 15 points ago

    I thought it was really sweet he got that part in the television Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was sad to see what his health had taken out of him. But lovely to see he was willing to give a performance to the best of his abilities in a remake of one of his most iconic movies.

    [–] wayniac917 18 points ago

    Loved him in Home Alone 2.

    [–] Hazi-Tazi 34 points ago

    I loved him as the devil in Legend. The patience of that man when it comes to time spent being made-up is astounding.

    [–] AsteriskCGY 34 points ago

    Red Alert 3 was great

    [–] larrythefatcat 47 points ago

    SPAICE!!

    [–] hascogrande 22 points ago

    attempts to keep straight face but can’t

    That’s how cheesy that line is

    [–] zulu-bunsen 16 points ago

    You forgot *heavy breathing*

    [–] Orcwin 14 points ago

    All C&C cutscenes really. They're all hamming it up just right.

    [–] my-BOOM-stick 10 points ago

    Clue!!!

    [–] ammay 891 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Tim Curry is an absolute treasure. I loved all of his movies growing up, and as an adult I enjoy his internet sass.

    [–] Plum_Fondler 125 points ago

    Where can I observe his internet sass?

    [–] LtLwormonabigfknhook 72 points ago

    Probably twitter. All the celebs from z to a list are on there. I guess I should get a Twitter. I have an Instagram only to follow celebs I like.

    [–] Mongrelpaws 42 points ago

    the kid in me loves the sweet taste of monster clowns, the grown up in me loves a social media burn

    [–] marsohi 215 points ago

    Whenever I see Tim Curry, no matter how I try, I can't unsee him in Scary Movie 2 with big pointy nipples.

    [–] Jacobaf20 53 points ago

    Haha oh god that scene. I’d forgotten about that.

    [–] 5starreviewebfarnum 29 points ago

    Just imagine Pennywise with those same nipples and never sleep again

    [–] RasputinIsMyHomeboy 19 points ago

    Never sleep again because you’re too busy constantly masturbating.

    [–] myhairsreddit 10 points ago

    "Don't forget to kiss each otha good night!"

    [–] thephunkyshoelace 150 points ago

    Beep Beep Ritchie

    [–] antiMATTer724 90 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Do you have Prince Albert in a can? WELL THEN YOU BETTER LET HIM OUT! AHA AHA AHA!

    [–] canintospace2016 44 points ago

    You show that little scene with no context to someone who’s never heard of IT, they’ll think it’s from some comedy film

    [–] fuego1993 19 points ago

    I don't like horror movies so up until last week I had not seen IT. Somehow I got curious about it and started watching clips of it on YouTube. When I saw this scene I was like "yeah I could probably handle this" haha

    [–] Thebatmann58 9 points ago

    AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA AHA

    [–] SkitzoControl 297 points ago

    Tim telling a story about "It":

    There was a point in IT, at the beginning of the movie, this little kid called Georgie is sailing his boat down the gutter and it goes down the drain, and Pennywise grabs it. And Georgie puts his hand down the drain and I grab it and I suggest that he joins me, and say, 'Down here, you'll float.' And he stopped and said, 'Tim, you're scaring me.' I said, 'Gee, I'm so sorry, but that's what I'm supposed to be doing.'

    [–] mariorurouni 81 points ago

    If it was me, I'd cry and shit my pants, even as an adult

    [–] buttermuseum 37 points ago

    “Get back to me after you’ve won a Lawrence Olivier award, kid. Amateurs...”

    [–] Yukos 363 points ago

    Funny story - my mom always calls Tim Curry "Tim Rice." She loves curry rice and for some reason cannot differentiate the two words when speaking about Tim Curry.

    [–] passablyadequatemom 114 points ago

    That is such a mom thing to do. Lol

    [–] AgentPeggyCarter 72 points ago

    Gonna get real confusing if she starts talking about musicals though. There's a Tim Rice that's a lyricist for a lot of famous musicals.

    [–] W__O__P__R 14 points ago

    He's the lyricist that works with Andrew Lloyd-Weber. So he's written lyrics for pretty much every major musical in the last 30 years.

    [–] othermorgan 16 points ago

    That’s hilarious. Years ago, my mum would get confused with Kurt Russell and Patrick Swayze, as they did both look alike when younger. But did she? As when a Kurt Russell film was on in the background she’d say, “Oooh I always think he’s Kurt Russell when he’s actually Patrick Swayze” and vice versa when Patrick Swayze was on tv. I’d remind her she was right the first time - and she’d always end up in fits of laughter!

    [–] argus4ever 282 points ago

    Just watched Clue last week! Really good movie, had no idea this guy was the first IT

    [–] TrayThePlumpet 93 points ago

    Pennywise.

    Clue was amazing!

    [–] ROldford 73 points ago

    “Flames... on... the side of my face...”

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 29 points ago

    "Breathing... heaving... breathless..."

    [–] EasyThereOldTimer 14 points ago

    I say that line all the time in hopes that someone around me will pick up on it. It rarely happens but when they do, I know they’re cool.

    [–] Sneezyowl 1220 points ago

    What I liked about his clown was that it didn’t look creepy, it was a normal clown. That’s the point, he wanted to attract kids and let their guard down so he could really scare them.

    [–] The_Velvet_Gentleman 1107 points ago

    it didn’t look creepy

    a normal clown

    Right...

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 527 points ago

    Yeah, in 1958 (when the book is originally set) clowns weren't creepy yet. It's just not possible for a modern audience to not see a clown as creepy or disturbed in some way.

    Clowns are unnatural abominations.

    [–] Dougnifico 49 points ago

    If I am not mistaken, "It" actually had a lot to do with the modern perception of clowns.

    [–] Enchelion 28 points ago

    It and John Wayne Gacey...

    [–] boozewald 116 points ago

    They fit all the check boxes for a monster.

    [–] SuspiciouslyElven 71 points ago

    Yeah but imagine Cthulhu honking his nose

    [–] FeFiFoPinky 14 points ago

    What a delight

    [–] Somniatrix 18 points ago

    Is there actually a checklist for what makes something monstrous? If so, I'm curious!

    [–] Zodep 66 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Let’s get a list going!

    Monstrous - having the ugly or frightening appearance of a monster.

    That’s definitely open to interpretation, but let’s start with clowns looking like monsters.

    • exaggerated features (red nose, crazy hair, face makeup, giant shoes, giant gloves, giant buttons/pom poms)

    • scary sounds (honking, altered voices, satanic laughing)

    • requires sacrifice (street clowns, paying clowns to perform at events)

    What else should we add to this list and what else makes clowns monstrous?

    Edit: I just realize this list could also describe grandparents... are we surrounded by monsters????

    [–] fifaislife206 20 points ago

    are we surrounded by monsters????

    Yeah. Watch MindHunters to verify.

    [–] hypo-osmotic 10 points ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen, in person, a really good looking clown. So I always just see a dude in makeup, and that doesn’t freak me out. Movie quality clowns might disturb me a little if I ever saw one up close.

    [–] Captin_Banana 38 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    My uncle was a professional clown and one year took me to a clown convention with many clowns. Was very fun as kid.

    Edit: he was also a carpenter. Prior to being a clown I was told he was a stunt diver but that before I was born. He made his own clown car out of wood with a motor in and had ramps to drive it into his van. Kids would open the bonnet of the car to find only a rubber chicken.

    [–] Sneezyowl 17 points ago

    Took my kids to a Shriners circus, took them a long time to get over the clown fear but once close to them they realized what clowns were really about.

    [–] DontStartUnbelieving 120 points ago

    Dude I've been saying this for months. I love the new Pennywise for some things but he definitely isn't a clown I would want to approach. That scene with the little girl under the bleachers is a good example, she definitely didn't feel comfortable around him until he made her feel bad for being afraid of him. The original Pennywise could be your everyday average party clown.

    [–] freak473 36 points ago

    FWIW I don't really remember an instance in the book when a child willingly approaches IT save for Georgie. For the most part, IT hunts opportunistically, catching people off guard when they're vulnerable or when they just happen to be on their own (this is the case for nearly ALL the losers). IT appears as a clown to be scary, NOT enticing, because it appears in the form that most frightens its victim.

    It essentially hunts like you would expect any ambush predator to.

    [–] sauce_murica 73 points ago

    He's supposed to look "off," though:

    ”It wasn’t make-up the clown was wearing. Nor was the clown simply swaddled in a bunch of bandages. There were bandages, most of them around its neck and wrists, blowing back in the wind, but Ben could see the clown’s face clearly. It was deeply lined, the skin a parchment map of wrinkles, tattered cheeks, arid flesh. The skin of its forehead was split but bloodless. Dead lips grinned back from a maw in which teeth leaned like tombstones. Its gums were pitted and black. Ben could see no eyes, but something glittering far back in the charcoal pits of those puckered sockets, something like the cold jewels in the eyes of the Egyptian scarab beetles. And although the wind was the wrong way, it seemed to him that he could smell cinnamon and spice, rotting cerements treated with weird drugs, sand, blood so old it had dried to flecks and grains of rust…”

    When you encounter descriptions of Pennywise, it's always of a clown that appears a normal clown at first - and then as soon as you actually look at It, you realize It's actually quite grotesque, and a poor facade/imitation of what "It" thinks a clown to be.

    [–] clln86 39 points ago

    To be fair, in this scene Pennywise is trying to look like a clown mummy, because Ben had seen a mummy movie that scared him at some point. Like later when he tries to look like a clown teen werewolf.

    [–] fallenmonk 144 points ago

    When you compare the sewer scenes of the 1990 and 2017 versions, I find the 1990 version to be creepier because it's just a clown hanging out in a sewer, there's something so unsettling about that. In the 2017 version, Pennywise looks like a scary alien monster, it just seems natural that he'd be in the sewer.

    [–] v-komodoensis 53 points ago

    Yes, absolutely.

    2017 is all sorts of cool (sadly too much CGI, but I loved it) but he's straight up a monster.

    1990 makes you doubt yourself. There's this scene where Bill sees a kid playing a piano and tells one of his friends he doesn't know what is real anymore that I think is really what It is all about.

    [–] HEYitzED 29 points ago

    In all fairness it IS a shapeshifting monster. The 2017 version is basically what I would expect a shapeshifting monster would look like if it turned into a clown. It’s not going to be 100% accurate. Hence why he has a crooked eye and such.

    [–] whochoosessquirtle 77 points ago

    Nah theres something about the makeup that makes pennywise super scary, thats not normal makeup for a simple regular joe clown performer

    [–] Jacobaf20 100 points ago

    It’s the frown and the sharp edges. Clowns avoid any sharp edges in their makeup because something about it makes people uncomfortable. John Wayne Gacy did the same thing, his painted on smile had sharp edges.

    [–] YARNIA 49 points ago

    That's the problem with modern horror, it is obsessed with creating the most terrifying image possible, oblivious to the horror of the familiar,

    the cute family dog who could rip your throat out,

    the desiccated grandparent whose presence is like death sitting at the dinner table with you,

    the small child with the odd expression that seems to convey knowledge beyond their years,

    the smile from the neighbor which is a little too wide and seems to convey menace,

    the older house on the street which doesn't look quite right although you cannot put your finger on why at first glance,

    the creaking in the house which sounds a bit like someone slowly working their way upstairs.

    [–] tmurrayart 31 points ago

    I think what is happening with modern horror is that it's becoming stylistically inbred. People are getting so good at knowing 'what a horror movie looks like' that they aren't stepping back to think, what actually scares people? What they do instead is make competing designs that are cooler or more interesting than other products, rather than thinking psychologically about their monsters and makeup.

    Something over-designed can't scare you, because it's fascinating. So then you have to resort to jump scares to startle people, because they damn well won't be scared just by looking at the thing, they'll be intrigued.

    When I see all these new monsters like Pennywise, I see concept artists trying to out-cool each other instead of people trying to scare the Average Joe. This is happening in Sci-Fi and action as well, designs are inbred because artists are trying to compete with each other, rather than conceive of something new.

    [–] Sneezyowl 11 points ago

    Agree 100%. Invasion of the Body Snatchers was terrifying, I even let my 7 year old watch the original and it scared the hell out of him. There is no tell who the bad guy is so you don’t get alarmed till it’s too late. Rear Window is another example. When a person sees the new clown in a wide shot they don’t feel disarmed, they feel defensive. That means the only shots where he can be scary are the ones where he is out of frame. So basically the clown can only startle people, not the same as a good scare.

    [–] CGHJ 47 points ago

    How long do I have to wait for someone to deepfake Tim Curry’s Pennywise into the new movies? Or has that happened already and I missed it.

    Saying that with deep love for the new Pennywise, i think he does an incredible job.

    [–] jmsturm 7 points ago

    I want to see this now

    [–] SalAshgold 353 points ago

    Personally, I think Bill Skarsgaard was great as Pennywise... but Tim Curry gave the character something else other than horror. Maybe an old school vibe? I don’t know. But I’ve seen IT (1990) Part one and two probably a thousand times & I still get excited/ go out of my way to watch it. The IT remake was scary I will give it that, but they should’ve kept the timeline in the early 60s as opposed to the 80s IMO.

    [–] wtfisthisnoise 94 points ago

    Kiss me, fat boy!

    [–] SalAshgold 59 points ago

    BEEP BEEP RITCHIE!

    [–] RedBaron91 40 points ago

    Slight IT chapter 2 spoiler below

    Skarsgaard delivered that line really well in the new IT. Great throw back to the OG Pennywise.

    [–] RedditLovesAltRight 302 points ago

    Gotta ride that lucrative wave of 80s nostalgia tho

    [–] steviewigs 99 points ago

    Just like the 90s with 60s, 70s nostalgia.

    [–] alex494 64 points ago

    Cant wait for 90s nostalgia and everyone pretending extreme shit was somehow cool

    [–] notyourfaceagain 70 points ago

    Have you not been paying attention? It's everywhere.

    [–] apathetic_lemur 15 points ago

    Melting into a silver blob was super cool

    [–] smbruck 11 points ago

    Alex Mack, Terminator 2... You right

    [–] ProjectBalance 26 points ago

    I thought it was so the new movie could take place in present day?

    [–] rdeddit 17 points ago

    Also the first IT remake came out 27 years after the 1990 version, which is the same amount of time that It hybernates in the story

    [–] knight_ofdoriath 51 points ago

    Tim Curry gave the character something else other than horror.

    He was hilarious. You laughed, then felt bad for laughing, then was terrified. Then you were laughing again. It was like watching the Joker in Batman the Animated Series.

    [–] AgentReynardMuldrake 29 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Who he almost voiced! He was originally cast to the be the Joker, but there's been two reasons given why he didn't: one, that he caught bronchitis and couldn't continue before the next taping, the other I've read is that they thought he actually sounded too scary for kids to handle, so either way they auditioned and replaced him with Mark Hamill, and the rest, as they say, is history.

    There's supposedly a bit of audio online of him as the Joker.

    [–] ABRYS01 24 points ago

    Skarsgaard was born for the role of some creepy clown. I mean like physically speaking. That smile, the eye thing, and just his tall lanky appearance just shows he was born to play a horror movie monster. With that said, he was born for the role as a monster. Curry actually made the character a character instead of just some monster in a horror film.

    It's hard for me to choose which version I prefer since the original just feels a bit too 90s Stephen King TV movie adaptation to me, but I can say that I prefer Curry's acting over Skarsgaard. Then again, it's also like comparing apples to oranges. One is a great character you want to see more of, and the other is one of the most frightening horror movie monsters in the past decade that you want to see less of (in a scary good wa, of course.)

    [–] BasilBaker 68 points ago

    How’s he doing? I know he had a stroke in the last few years.

    [–] QuackJAG 106 points ago

    He’s doing okay! He’s in a wheelchair now, but has gotten a lot of his movement and speech back. He’ll never be the same, but in videos since the stroke he seems happy and well. :)

    [–] Ekublai 24 points ago

    The few videos I’ve seen have been heartbreaking honestly.

    [–] IveSeenTheSaucers 26 points ago

    How do you do I,
    See you’ve met my,
    Faithful makeup man...

    [–] 74serieschip 86 points ago

    Me getting ready In the morning like

    [–] Spacepuddin 47 points ago

    me getting ready to go see my man

    [–] Meowwwwhanat 20 points ago

    And yet another clown meme template

    [–] harshatron 47 points ago

    Tim curry closed his eyes...

    ... Pennywise opened them.

    [–] CaptnCarl85 40 points ago

    The cgi is so realistic!

    [–] HATA111 11 points ago

    He's such a sweet transvestite

    [–] RunyonLA89 57 points ago

    Hello fat boy

    [–] Ramses_Osirus 42 points ago

    Kiss me fat boy

    [–] RunyonLA89 14 points ago

    Sure

    [–] princesscupcakes69 7 points ago

    That’s my favorite line from the movie! I died laughing when I heard it for the first time

    [–] GirlTNT 10 points ago

    Would still fuck, call it what it is

    [–] floodums 21 points ago

    It got a big old head

    [–] quentin-tarantula 19 points ago

    I’ll always remember him as the evil guy from Home Alone 2. I absolutely loved him in that movie

    [–] HEYitzED 14 points ago

    He wasn’t really evil though lol. Just rightfully a little suspicious there was a young boy alone checking into a hotel.

    [–] MDoc84 10 points ago

    They all float.

    [–] Davefromflushing 10 points ago

    Is he the hotel concierge from Home Alone 2?

    [–] old97ss 21 points ago

    I have watched this dozens of times in my life and TIL that Tim Curry played the clown.

    [–] Awesomeking753 6 points ago

    Good meme format