Thursday, July 26, 2012

Clowns are scary.



My husband and I watched this movie a few nights ago. Him for the first time, me for the second. Normally books written by Stephen King that are turned into movies are crap, in my opinion, but because this one has Mr. Pennywise, the freakin' scary ass clown, in it, I feel different.


I read this book, (my crusty, old picture above) when I was in 9th grade. It was loaned to me by my friend Claire and I took so long reading it, mostly because I was terrified, that she just gave it to me as a present. She even wrote Merry Christmas, Michelle Love Claire inside. I think it was April at the time or something. :)


Clowns are scary. Pennywise is terrifying.


Lesson to all. Don't follow balloons that float around on a cloudy day and don't ever, EVER respond to voices coming from the sewer. Seriously. Run the other way. Or else this guy will get  you.




Shudder. 


I'm going to go think of puppies and rainbows now.


Happy reading and as always, thanks for stopping by.

red headed book child

11 comments:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I've always thought clowns were creepy. Poltergeist really added to the creepy factor. And court jesters - they're creepy, too.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Voice from sewers? Duh! Run for the hills. That's my plan. Thanks for the tip though ;)

Linda said...

I always use to think that clown were goofy until I read this book and saw the movie. Now if some one even says clown, that Pennywise is what pops in my head. Eek terrifying is right!!

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

With regard to your title - yes, they are! I can make it through the book if I don't read at night-time but the film is just too scary for me!

Marce said...

Your posts have made me laugh lately, lol

I really wanted to get through this one, it was a DNF. SK just has far to much description for me. I think I made it to Part 2

V (BookBorne) said...

It's a good tip on the voices from the sewers. i might have been tempted to answer, just out of curiousity :)

Jenny said...

I just had to look. I knew I shouldn't but I couldn't resist and I am super creeped out now lol!! That is the scariest clown face ever!

Heather Godbout said...

This is my second favorite King book, after The Stand. It was scary as hell, but what I loved about it most was the relationships between the kids, and how they turned out. It may be the most effed up coming of age story in the history of literature!

Ryan said...

Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate, Hate Clowns. I have way before this book or movie, but I will have to admit it didn't help my phobia.

christa @ mental foodie said...

I watched the movie when I was in 8th or 9th grade I think? And I think I was scared to turn the faucet on for a while if I remember right (was there a scene where blood gushed out?!)

Then I read the book... and found out they cut out a lot of the details in the movie lol.

DMS said...

I love Stephen King. I have always found clowns to be on the creepy side. I may want to reread this one. Thanks for sharing!
~Jess