Pennywise: The Story of IT – documentary, UK, 2018

Pennywise: The Story of IT is a 2018 British fan-funded documentary directed by Chris Griffiths from a script by John Campopiano (Unearthed and Untold: The Story of Pet Sematary) and Gary Smart about the making of the 1990 television mini-series IT.

The documentary contains over fifty interviews with the cast and crew of IT as well as over 700 never-before-seen photos from the production and aims to “tell a story heard by few and showcase a wealth of behind-the-scenes footage and photos seen by even fewer.

From exploring the historical and cultural phenomenon of coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) to Tim Curry’s magical portrayal of Pennywise the clown to the impact Vancouver (aka “Hollywood North”) had on the 1990 made-for-TV miniseries, Pennywise: The Story of IT promises to dig deeper into the Pennywise phenomenon than anything ever has before.”

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