Stephen King’s tale of the child-murdering evil incarnate in the form of something that scared them scratched that lingering, collective itch of why we find clowns so creepy. The TV miniseries and the feature film cemented Pennywise as a horror icon from the thereafter, and made storm drains a trigger for deep-rooted kinder trauma.
Naturally, with the release of It Chapter 2 this close to Halloween, there’s a lot of Pennywise merch to choose from. It all depends on how “next level” one is willing to go, and how much the neighbors’ opinions matter on whether this Pennywise animatronic decoration is appropriate for the front yard this year. The ultimate It lawn decoration was recently on display at the Transworld Halloween and Attractions trade show in St. Louis.
The life-size, animated Halloween decoration features a monstrous Pennywise with a screaming Georgie in his clutches. Georgie is screaming because he’s waving the bloody remnant of his arm. Anyone familiar with the film will love it. However, it might require an unwelcomed or ineffective explanation to some parents, grandparents, and others in general that might not be so quick on the uptake of where the reference comes from. After all, the kids in King stories aren’t any safer than the adults. Happy Halloween!