Twenty-seven years ago, Halloween 3: Season of the Witch director Tommy Lee Wallace introduced us to Pennywise on the small screen with IT, the original mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel.
With Andy Muschietti’s new adaptation arriving next month, you may be wondering what the Mama director thinks of the 1990 iteration.
Well wonder no more, as Muschietti has shared his feelings on IT 1990 in a chat with SFX Magazine. And, well, he feels the same way as many of us do about it.
“To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the miniseries,” Muschietti told the mag. “I was not a child anymore when it came out in 1990. So my attachment was very much to the book and to the world of Stephen King more than the miniseries.”
“I totally acknowledge how iconic that miniseries was for a generation,” he made sure to note. “But also you have to say that it impacted that generation because they saw it with very young eyes as a TV movie or on VHS. A lot of people don’t remember the whole thing, but they are terrified of the iconic scenes of the clown behind the sheets in the beginning and the storm drain.”
Muschietti’s IT arrives on September 8.