By ROSIE WATERLAND
This guy right here is the reason I had nightmares for months as a kid. Pennywise the Dancing Clown, the main character from Stephen King’s IT, scared me so far out of my mind I actually threw up once. Seriously – I was so scared of sleeping in my own bed that I think my brain willed my body to throw up so my mum would come and take care of me and I wouldn’t have to sleep alone.
IT was a pretty low-budget telemovie with some very crappy special effects that, for some reason, I watched when I WAS 5 YEARS OLD.
Let me try and show you what I was up against with a picture: