#169. Watch It. (You Know, the Movie About the Creepy Clown).

Oh hey there, Pennywise.
Oh hey there, Pennywise.

I’m flying to Chicago tomorrow. Instead of my usual binge drinking and hot dog eating, I’m going to the World Clown Convention.

When I first started Hey Eleanor, I asked my friends and family to name some scary ideas. Anything “…with a clown” was a common suggestion. I’ve decided there is one reason for this bizarre pseudo-fear:

Stephen King’s IT.

I decided to watch the movie in anticipation of my big clown adventure.

YOU GUYS. I don’t know how long it’s been since you watched It, but the movie is unbelievably bad. Not scary at all, overly dramatic and so f$#%&*g long! I ain’t got time for that! And did you know the Pennywise the Clown isn’t even the child killer? Some alien spider thing that lives in the sewer is the real bad guy. Oh sorry, spoiler alert. Some people can’t believe this was actually a network television miniseries because it’s so scary; I can’t believe it ever aired due to general terribleness.

I’m not really afraid of clowns, though I do find the whole clown realm really fascinating. I am actually pretty excited to check it out (and will have lots of photos and videos to share next week).

BTW, I’ll be doing some clown interviews. Anything you’ve always wanted to know about clowns, but were to afraid to ask?

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Comments (5)

  • Melissa Joulwan 7 years ago Reply

    Do clowns think that other clowns are scary? Like if you’re a sweet clown like this: http://www.bubblews.com/assets/images/news/15898133871392842363.jpg … are you scared of one like this? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/ScaryKiller_Clowns.jpg

    Also, is there a clown hierarchy? Like… circus clowns think they’re better than, say, kids’ birthday party clowns?

    molly mogren 7 years ago Reply

    THERE IS A HIERARCHY! I learned all about it a few months ago. "Schooled" clowns take themselves very seriously and often think the untrained ones (who don’t know how to apply makeup correctly and end up looking creepy) make all clowns look bad.

    Sadly, I was not able to make it to the clown convention (flight issues), but am planning on another clown event soon.

    Oh, and general, I have discovered most clowns are heartbroken over the whole "killer clown" cliche. Really!

  • Jordan Dockendorf 7 years ago Reply

    Hey Molly, it’s Jordan from the Lululemon sale today. Thanks for sharing your story! I look forward to following your awesome journey and reading what you’ve already done. Hope you found some fun stuff today and of course made your flight!! Have fun in Chicago.

  • Lindsay 7 years ago Reply

    OK, if I had a Hey Eleanor blog, I think it could possibly be filled with 365 movies I’m scared to watch. But this horror movie looks ESPECIALLY scary… so much so that I actually kind of want to see it. Like maybe it could actually happen. #EW

    molly mogren 7 years ago Reply

    I always thought I was too scared of scary movies to actually watch them. Around Halloween, I watched seven & it was kind of fun!

    That being said, last night was the first time my guy has been out of town in months. I had to sleep home alone… and slept with a light on because I kept picturing things from The Conjuring! Seriously.

    Going to watch that clip now… i have to sleep alone tonight as well… eeek!!!!

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