Welcome to Day 9 of the AtoZChallenge and the letter I. Every day in April (except Sundays) I will be making a post about shapeshifters of all kinds. Check back to see my choices and, from time to time some flash fiction too.
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It is a novel by Stephen King (one which I have never been able to finish), but I love the mini-series adaptation. Pennywise the Clown is played by the incomporable Tim Curry and he will scare the bejesus out of you.
The town of Derry has a shadow hanging over it. Every thirty years people disappear and there is usually some sort of disaster. In every instance, Pennywise is about. In the 60s he picks the wrong victim in Georgie Denbrough, brother of Bill, because Bill and his friends defeat Pennywise.
30 years later, however, Bill and nearly all of his friends are all successful people, but all childless and they are called back to Derry by the only one who stayed, Mike Hanlon. It is at it again. Able to shapeshift into other people and mosters, Pennywise is taking children again.
In the end Bill and friends find out that It isn't even really Pennywise, it's an ancient creature with what the heroes refer to as its deadlights, that is a powerful agent of evil.
I really hope the new movie will do It justice.
Werewolf of the Day
Ian (Howling VI - The Freaks)Howling VI - The Freaks, is not very well known.
Ian is a drifter and takes a job in a small town helping to repair a local church. To those who give him the job and a place to live, he seems to be rather obsessed with the full moon.
Also new to town is a travelling carnival, run by R.B.Harker. People soon start to disappear. Unfortunately for Ian, R.B.Harker realises he is a werewolf and forces him to become part of the carnival as one of the oddities. The town, believeing he is the cause of their problems do not object, however, Harker has dark secrets of his own, which soon come to light.
This movie has a good script, but terrible special effects and a relatively low budget. If you like werewolf movies, however, it is worth a watch.
Many thanks for surfing by, I hope you enjoyed the post.
- Which are scarier, clowns or rabid werewolves?
- Do you find you can look past bad special effects or do they ruin a movie for you?
See you soon!