Stephen King's IT: Why Clowns Are Scary

Pennywise has haunted our nightmares ever since Stephen King’s novel It, was published in 1986. But why are we so afraid of clowns? ScreenPrism explores the book along with the 1990 TV mini-series and 2017 film, to understand the deeper forces Pennywise represents.


Phobias


Supernatural Horror


Television


Andy Muschietti


It (1990)