Monster of the Day #1638

I doubt the movie (the first of two, especially now that the first one made a boatload of cash) featured an I Was a Teenage Werewolf-inspired beastie. That was the kind of movie King and I grew up watching on TV, one doubts 1% of kids today have seen it. Even so, I haven’t seen any stills to suggest that IT appears as anything save Pennywise, which seems like a major change. Doesn’t IT assume many shapes in the book?

  • Gamera977

    Wish someone like Netflix had been able to pick up the TV movie. I remember it vaguely but between this and Cullen mentioning parts of it bits and pieces are coming back to me. I’m not a big enough King fan to go see the current movie but I remember this one as being decent if not great.

  • bgbear_rnh

    This reminds me, the other day I was watching “Wanted Dead or Alive” with Steve McQueen. There was an episode with Michael Landon. I imagined them going back and forth
    Hah, you were in “The Blob”.
    Haha, at least I was the hero not the monster Mr. Teenage Werewolf

  • Eric Hinkle

    In the book It appeared in several different forms. One was the ‘Teenage Werewolf’, but it also appeared as a leprous tramp, a evil Paul Bunyan, the Crawling Eye, and as the shark from Jaws though the latter was a story some kid told one of the main characters about.

  • Gamera977

    So not my worst nightmare?

    Tor Johnson in a pink tu-tu???


  • Rock Baker

    Wait. Is this from IT? I’m gonna have to see that picture again. All I really remember is the big spider from the climax.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my
    childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Michael Landon.

  • Toby Clark

    Gotta love the fact that they cast Seth Green as the one afraid of a teenage werewolf.

  • Flangepart

    GAHHH! Don’t SAY that!

  • The Rev.

    I don’t remember this, either. As for the various forms, Ken, It does show up as the leprous hobo a couple of times in the new version, but other than that is just the clown. That could be because it’s set in the late ’80s, though they could’ve gone with modern monsters or something. Amusingly, at one point, they run by a theater showing A Nightmare on Elm Street 5. At least they didn’t remind us of a better movie!

  • Toby Clark

    The same cinema was also showing Batman and Lethal Weapon 2 earlier in the movie, and Richie does mention a fear of clowns. Made me wonder if there’s a deleted scene at the cinema with him reacting to the Joker the same way miniseries!Richie reacted to the werewolf.

    Incidentally, I’d still agree that they didn’t remind us of a better movie.