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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 upon these beings will sometimes drive humans to insanity. A point of contrast. Gozer asked the Ghostbusters to choose a form to battle and Ray chose the Stay ...


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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 form of a clown to stalk children in Derry. In that sense, you could say he is imaginary, however he is not imaginary in the sense that he is just a figment of ...


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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 could capture and kill to devour them. It was capable of killing every kind of human but mostly preferred to prey upon innocent human children because they were ...


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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 says "hello" using Winnie the Pooh's sweet and disarming voice. In Needful Things, there are two friends named Nettie and Wilma, and they ultimately engage in a ...


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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 that George Denbrough was sure of what he was seeing. It was a clown, like in the circus or on TV. In fact he looked like a cross between Bozo and Clarabell, ...


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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 taken, and in those cases it was pretty quick. King's prose slows down time a little, but they all freeze up or almost lose the ability to act, but then some ...


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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 by saying that "it's because he's fragile", but, ultimately, it's so that she won't ever lose him like she did his father (who died from cancer). This quote, I ...


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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, It is far from being almighty. Though It does seem to have significant power over Derry and the town's citizens, It displays several weaknesses which the Losers ...


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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 feeling "A Fear".(Test of his own medicine :P) Fear to be hurt again,Fear to be killed. That is why IT use new strategy after that incident. He influenced henry ...


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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 salting one's meal: IT is a monster of unknown origin that preys on Derry's children and humans every twenty-seven years. [...] IT finds the fear in children akin ...


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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 kill them. I don't think it's got anything to do with the Turtle, Since It's feeding on their fear, It throws oil on the fire.


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"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 it to reference him in a threatening way. This catchphrase, in a sense, is taken from the Roadrunner, an old TV show character who would always say "beep beep". It ...


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