5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know Before Seeing 'It'

5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know Before Seeing 'It'

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The highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's classic novel "It" is right around the corner. The novel (and the 1990 mini-series) pretty much marked the moment when humanity realized it was scared sh*tless of clowns.

Will the new movie live up to expectations, or will become yet another sub par retread of something we love? Before we find out, let's grab some balloons and take a look at five of the most interesting facts about everybody's favorite story about a supernatural killer clown.

5. The Significance of 27

The number 27 has an eerie connection to It, both in terms of the story and real life. In the story, Pennywise awakens every 27 years to feast on the children of Derry, Maine. In real life, the new movie is set to release 27 years after the 1990 miniseries. Unfortunately, the significance of 27 is also connected to a tragedy pertaining to one of stars of the 1990 miniseries. Johnathan Brandis, who played young Bill Denbrough, committed suicide in 2003 at the age of 27.

4. Seth Green's Role In The Mini-Series

Out of all of the children in the Losers' Club (the protagonists of the story), the most recognizable in both versions is Richie Tozier. In the new version, Richie is being played by Mike of Stranger Things fame. In the mini series, the character was played by Robot Chicken creator Seth Green. I'm pretty sure he made fun of his role at some point with his show.

3. The Makeup Influence

In order to achieve the iconic look of Pennywise, the filmmakers of the miniseries took influence from one of cinema's earliest triumphs in makeup. Bart Mixon, who worked on the SFX for the miniseries, has stated in interviews that he took inspiration from Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera. He wanted to take the head of Chaney's Phantom and mold it into that of a clown.

2. Tim Curry Almost Played The Joker

Tim Curry's role as Pennywise the Dancing Clown is arguably his most famous role. Since he was so good at playing a clown, it only made sense that he would he be approached to play the most popular clown in pop culture history. Curry was originally slated to play The Joker in the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series. However, after he recorded his first set of lines, Curry was booted of the show because the show runners thought that his voice would be too scary for their target audience. Curry would be replaced by Mark Hamill (best known for playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars), who's role is considered the definitive Joker by many Batman fans.

1. It is Part of a Connected Universe

Yes, apparently It is part of a connected universe with other Stephen King stories. This connected universe revolves around The Dark Tower, another notable Stephen King story. A particular connection to these other stories is Pennywise's rivalry with a giant turtle who created our universe (I am not making this up). Despite these connections, due to The Dark Tower's disappointing theatrical run, it's unlikely that you will see a Stephen King Cinematic Universe anytime soon.

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10 Ways To Be The Girl Every Guy Wants

A comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to being the girl every guy wants.

1. Smile all the time.

Guys want to be with girls who are always happy. Men get severely uncomfortable when all the women around them are not Cheshire cat level elated all the fucking time. Why are you mad? Why do you look so pissed? Are you defective? Autopilot your brain to borderline creepy giddiness before men get the idea that you might actually be capable of a full range of human emotion.

2. Be smart.

Men want women to be smart, but never smarter than them. Don’t know or say anything too much about anything specifically – except sports.

3. Eat like a man, look like a lady.

How many burgers can you fit in your mouth at once? Better, even, how many hotdogs? Have the appetite of a grizzly bear, but eat like a cute tiny rabbit, or Kate Upton faking an orgasm. Oh, and never, ever get above a size 4.

4. Play video games.

No guy can resist a girl who loves to play video games (in her underwear). Fifa, 2K, Smash, Kart – know them all. If you can’t at least beat his worst friend at his favorite game, you’re not a keeper.

5. Love beer.

If you can’t throw ‘em back like one of the guys, you’re not wifey. Yeah, that Norwegian IPA no one's ever fucking heard of? You got it. Bud Light? Sure. Fat Tire? You love that shit. Feel free to let out that beer burp while you’re at it, but the burp you’d imagine a Japanese dwarf squirrel would let out after eating rainbows. Oh, and don’t forget, size 4.

6. Be a freak, but also a nun.

We all know that lyric (thank you, Ludacris, so much). Hit those yoga poses hard because he wants you to bust that shit out like you’ve done it before. But you haven’t … right? Have you?!

7. Keep him on his toes.

No man wants a woman who is predictable and boring. Challenge him. Keep him intrigued. Drop an F bomb every now and then. Learn a foreign language in your spare time so that you might give the illusion of being exotic in bed (Slavic languages sound super sexy). Induce yourself into an epileptic seizure. Whatever it takes to keep it interesting.

8. Have quirks.

Ah, quirks. The things that make people unique. The things that make people, people. You must have at least three of these but no more than five. Think relatable Stepford Wife.

9. Be hot.

This is potentially the most important, and luckily I don’t need to tell you how this works. Look at anything. Anywhere. That ever existed.

10. Never, ever get mad.

The worst thing you can do as a woman is challenge a man’s authority. Don’t talk back. Don’t think. Don’t have expectations. Sit. Roll over. Hold the bark.


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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.



You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.


You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.


The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers


You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.


The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"


The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution


This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi


Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters


You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs


Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.



Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets


Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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