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How The Makers Of The '90s 'It' Miniseries Managed To Scare An Entire Generation

Years before the TV mini-series event became the de facto means of adapting Stephen King’s stories, director Tommy Lee Wallace and a massive cast and crew embarked on the imposing task of filming one of the horror giant’s most ambitious novels, ultimately creating what is considered by many to be one of the very best Stephen King movies.

The making of the 1990 mini-series version of King’s It required a huge cast, not to mention numerous technicians and crewmembers, so it inevitably spawned plenty of stories from behind the scenes. Tim Curry’s performance as Pennywise the Clown managed to instill coulrophobia in a whole generation of TV viewers, and it remains a key iteration of the evil clown archetype. Needless to say, it left Bill Skarsgård some big clown shoes to fill in the 2017 remake of It and its 2019 sequel, It Chapter Two.

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