Tim Curry, the original Pennywise, on the physical violence and mental cruelty in Stephen King’s It

By Steve Newton Now that I've seen the new version of It--and declared that Tim Curry is the Pennywise of choice--it's time to unleash another previously unheard audio excerpts from my exclusive interview with Curry on the Vancouver set of the 1990 TV movie. At one point in our conversation--which took place in Stanley Park, … Continue reading Tim Curry, the original Pennywise, on the physical violence and mental cruelty in Stephen King’s It

Fears of a Clown: talking horror with Tim Curry (Pennywise) on the set of Stephen King’s It

By Steve Newton Who knew that when I stepped onto the lush green grounds of Vancouver's Stanley Park in the summer of 1990 that I'd be writing about it 27 years later. I sure the hell didn't. I'd been assigned to write two 3,000-word set-visit stories for then-thriving horror mag Fangoria on the filming of a two-part ABC-TV miniseries … Continue reading Fears of a Clown: talking horror with Tim Curry (Pennywise) on the set of Stephen King’s It

New audio: Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, talks about “finding your clown face” on the 1990 set of Stephen King’s It

By Steve Newton The most popular story I ever posted on Ear of Newt was the interview I did with Tim Curry on the set of Stephen King’s It, when it was filming in my stomping grounds of Vancouver in the summer of 1990. On assignment for New York-based horror mag Fangoria, I got to … Continue reading New audio: Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, talks about “finding your clown face” on the 1990 set of Stephen King’s It

Tim Curry talks Pennywise on the set of Stephen King’s It: an Ear of Newt audio exclusive

By Steve Newton Tim Curry's performance as Pennywise, the evil clown in Stephen King's It, has long been hailed as a major achievement in the realm of horror. Curry nailed it, most would agree. As the Vancouver correspondent for Fangoria magazine back in 1990, when the TV miniseries was shot, I got to go on … Continue reading Tim Curry talks Pennywise on the set of Stephen King’s It: an Ear of Newt audio exclusive

Omen IV set visit for Fangoria leads to Satanic 666 sighting in Vancouver

By Steve Newton The Omen was a great horror flick. You remember it, right? It starred Gregory Peck as am ambitious American diplomat on the way up with a young son named Damien who was the devil's spawn. That 1976 movie was jam-packed with shocking scenes: the rottweiler attack in the graveyard, the nanny hanging herself … Continue reading Omen IV set visit for Fangoria leads to Satanic 666 sighting in Vancouver

Lindsay Mitchell recalls the Summer of Love with the cocky Seeds of Time

photo by Roger Stomperud ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 16, 1992 “This ain’t the Garden of Eden There ain’t no angels above And things ain’t what they used to be And this ain’t the summer of love.” —Blue Oyster Cult   There never will be another summer of love, at least not the … Continue reading Lindsay Mitchell recalls the Summer of Love with the cocky Seeds of Time

Interviewing Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, on the set of Stephen King’s IT

By Steve Newton I just finished reading Stephen King's latest novel, Doctor Sleep, and to be honest--even though it was dedicated to Warren Zevon--I wasn't that crazy about it. Then again, as much as I adore King's early work and appreciate all he's done for the horror genre, I haven't been that crazy about a few of … Continue reading Interviewing Tim Curry, aka Pennywise, on the set of Stephen King’s IT