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

That time Tim Curry told me that he thought Rocky Horror Picture Show was a “one-shot deal”

By Steve Newton It was pretty cool being the only journalist in the world invited onto the Vancouver set of Stephen King‘s It back in 1990. At least I think I was the only one, because I haven’t seen any other articles from that time, or interviews with the cast and crew, apart fromthe ones … Continue reading That time Tim Curry told me that he thought Rocky Horror Picture Show was a “one-shot deal”

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

Entering the lair of Pennywise the Clown on the set of Stephen King’s It

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN FANGORIA #98, Nov. 1990 By Steve Newton As anyone who's tackled Stephen King's It can tell you, the 1986 novel of a shape-shifting, child-chomping monster is not a quick read--that is, unless you happen to be Evelyn Wood's speadreading coach. Because it's such an enormous tome, it seems apt that the location where … Continue reading Entering the lair of Pennywise the Clown on the set of Stephen King’s It

Halloween Blu-ray box sets on the way from Anchor Bay

By Steve Newton For those horror freaks out there who just can't get enough of a masked guy in overalls stabbin' folks, here's some good news. Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today that on September 23 it will release 10- and 15-disc editions of Halloween The Complete Collection, which gathers up all the Halloweens together on Blu-ray … Continue reading Halloween Blu-ray box sets on the way from Anchor Bay

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