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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?

I would go one step further and say both are at least partly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft whose Elder Gods are horrible entities that have true forms the human mind cannot comprehend. Indeed, to gaze ...
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Is Pennywise the clown imaginary?

Pennywise the Clown is not imaginary Pennywise the Clown is just a decoy/false appearance for its true form, which is known as the "deadlights", a shapeshifting creature, and it takes the ...
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Is there a connection between IT and Ghostbusters?

I've noticed that Stephen King uses pop culture stuff in his stories, but twists it so it's scary. Some examples: Christine = Herbie the Love Bug Cujo = Old Yeller In the trailer for It, Pennywise ...
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What is Pennywise's intentions and motivations?

It was a mysterious evil being from an unknown realm/dimension outside the regions of space. The simple reason it comes to Earth and kill is to feed itself. It preferred to attract children, so it ...
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How was Pennywise's appearance in the novels when compared to film and miniseries?

I happened to find this excerpt from the novel online (my paperback is packed away somewhere in the attic): There was a clown in the stormdrain. The light was far from good, but it was good enough so ...
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Why did It not do this to The Losers?

There doesn't seem to be a direct explanation, but I would say "yes" it is because of the thing you mentioned. In all of their individual encounters prior to forming their circle, they were almost ...
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What is the significance of "Beep Beep Richie!"?

"Beep beep, Richie" was Richie's catchphrase in the novel, and was an inside joke among the seven kids. It wasn't meant to be something Pennywise created; it was Richie's, but Pennywise used ...
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What is the significance of making Eddie a hopeless virgin?

In the book, as a child, Eddie's mum is depicted as extending a large amount of control over Eddie; who he hangs out with, what he does, and where he goes. She rationalizes her twisted grip over him ...
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Why did It not do this to The Losers?

They are able to exploit It's weaknesses "It's Weaknesses" from Stephen King wikia: Despite It seeing Itself as the superior being and stating that Its brain embraces the whole continent, ...
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Why did It not do this to The Losers?

Actually IT tries to kill them all in the neibolt street house but it all goes wrong and IT was hurt very badly . That comes as a surprise to IT, and first time in his lifetime IT discover a new ...
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Why did It not do this to The Losers?

First, let me present some information about IT. IT would sleep for approximately 27 to 30 years at a time, then awaken to feed (primarly) on children. IT also finds scaring children comparable to ...
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Why did It not do this to The Losers?

As you say, It feeds on their fears. It wants them to know It's here chasing them. I think that's why It doesn't kill them the first time around, It wants to scare the shit out of The Losers, not just ...
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