IT: The Complete History of Pennywise | Horror History

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  • Published on:  Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Pennywise is a form of It, the ancient evil haunting Derry, Maine for many generations with over 1M years of history to analyse!
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    It, also known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, The Deadlights and Robert Gray, is the evil entity that has plagued Derry for over a million years. Throughout the novel, It by Stephen King, we receive a trickle of information regarding the history of It, from It's inception millions of years ago in an interdimensional void known as The Macroverse, to It's arrival in Derry before the Ice Age to It's ultimate battle against the Losers Club and beyond.

    In this video I'll be going over the ENTIRE (!) chronological life of Pennywise / It, doing a complete breakdown and analysis of the character, discussing what drives It, what rules bind It, and explaining the events seen in the book that never made the movie or mini-series adaptations.

    This will cover the entire known history of Pennywise from the creation of It to the present. Please note that this will only analyse the ancient creature as It is are written in the books of Stephen King. I will show clips from the movies as a visual aid, but for the purposes of Horror History, the books are canon!

    I'll be covering every single detail we know about It from the book including It's origin, the mythology of It, the inspiration behind Pennywise, It explained + how it operates, discussing the different forms of It with the shapeshifting ability, and even talking about a few Things You Missed in this comprehensive breakdown and analysis of the character.

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    --About IT Chapter Two--
    Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.”

    The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.

    Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.

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     a months ago +940

    Spent a reallllllyyyy long time on this one, so I'd appreciate if you could give it a share if you enjoy it! And here's the post you need to 'Like' in order to enter the new giveaway:
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    Thanks for all your support! We've got three major IT characters left to cover on Horror History, so let me know who I should do next!

  • Dominik Paeth

    Dominik Paeth

     46 minutes ago

    is Pennywise really a girl? i mean has it been confirmed by Stephen King???

  • ThIjN sMiT. exe

    ThIjN sMiT. exe

     an hour ago

    13:30 what is that background music called?

  • purging king

    purging king

     2 hours ago

    So Walt pennywise
    Is a pridider and its prey is childerin and human so if there prey becomes the pridider and its Like real life is animals

  • Makena Manthorne

    Makena Manthorne

     5 hours ago

    I've been thinking about the mystery person called robert gray who is he?

  • Freddy Pedraza

    Freddy Pedraza

     13 hours ago

    Wait how many IT creatures does Detroit has then?

  • pizzaeater. killer

    pizzaeater. killer

     15 hours ago +1

    "kiss me, fat boy"

  • Monsterverse Productions

    Monsterverse Productions

     15 hours ago

    Jerry Springer: Maturin... when it comes to the children of Pennywise... you are NOT the father!
    Maturin: Oh thank god!
    Pennywise: WELL THEN WHO IS IT!?
    Jerry Springer: Heres the thing... WENDIGO! YOU ARE THE FATHER!
    Wendigo: In back of audience WHAT THE [BLEEP]. NO!
    Pennywise: Best be paying that child support!

  • Aesthetic Trends

    Aesthetic Trends

     19 hours ago

    I feel like this guy is trying to be funny but isn’t working, no hate tho, I liked the video

  • Frostfire


     19 hours ago

    I cant stop laughing at Pennywises voice

  • Frostfire


     19 hours ago

    Pennywise: I need something to eat
    People who he is controlling: Take this Minecraft player!
    Pennywise: I said something to eat

  • Sky Ayala

    Sky Ayala


    Wait so there are people who are naked under their cloths?

  • Gabriel Ruiz

    Gabriel Ruiz


    This video is wonderful and well elaborated! Thanks CZsWorld. This is a gem💎

  • Matt darrel Fernandez

    Matt darrel Fernandez


    I thini there wil be IT CHAPTER 3

  • fe4rless sausage69

    fe4rless sausage69

     2 days ago

    The arm that pennywise is eating is Georgies

  • John Castillo

    John Castillo

     2 days ago

    all the weird comparisons were really killing the video for me

  • Litte Hoang

    Litte Hoang

     2 days ago

    This rlly gets me scared reee

  • jack & gus beehner

    jack & gus beehner

     2 days ago

    why does the movie say it takes place in 1988

  • Patrica Ward

    Patrica Ward

     3 days ago

    So is it a he or a she

  • Stephen Batley

    Stephen Batley

     3 days ago

    Great video. However there is one point right at the start I had to take issue with. King has gone on record SEVERAL times about the inspiration. After a car breakdown he was walking along a quiet back road and found a bridge, and so he attributed the inspiration directly to Three Billy Goats Gruff. "All of a sudden I wanted to write a novel about a real troll under a real bridge. I stopped, thinking of a line by Marianne Moore, something about "real toads in imaginary gardens," only it came out "real trolls in imaginary gardens”

    Also in interview he once said “I had an idea when I was in Colorado that I wanted to write a really long book that had all of the monsters in it,” said King. “I figured if people think I’m a horror writer I thought to myself, ‘I’ll get all of the monsters together as I possibly can; I’ll get the Vampire, I’ll get the Werewolf, and I’ll even get the Mummy.’ The Mummy has never really scared me because it’s like the Mummy is after us, let’s all walk. It’s not a terribly scary monster, but he had to be there because he’s one of the classics." (Hence the reason the less scary trinity of horror were used as per the comments in this video.)
    "But then I thought to myself, ‘There ought to be one binding, horrible, nasty, gross, creature kind of thing that you don’t want to it makes you scream when you see it' So I thought to myself 'what scares children more than anything else in the world? and the answer was clowns.' As this is the reason he used a clown it had nothing to do with Gacy either, despite the similarity in look.

    And the 'female' thing is never confirmed in the book, but the spider/egg sac was an inclusion for the different ending in the TV version by the director, who didn't even read the book and later admitted he wasn't happy with his version when he eventually did read it.