If you haven't been living under a rock for the last 6 months, you should be pretty familiar with IT and Pennywise the Dancing Clown by now. Bill Skarsgard's amazingly creepy portrayal of the clown is still hanging around the box office after becoming the highest grossing horror movie of all-time as well as the biggest box office opening for the month of September, which is normally a pretty dead time for the movies, especially of the R-rated horror genre. The mass popularity of Pennywise never really went away, but he's everywhere now, dancing to hit songs, showing up on SNL, showing up as a baby in the South, and now he's decided to photobomb a lucky couple's engagement photos.
As it turns out, the photographer is the brother of the soon-to-be bride and he decided to carefully, or not, depending on your outlook, place Pennywise in every picture in an almost Where's Waldo? Type of situation. The photographer's sister asked him to shoot some pictures with her new fiancé, but the prankster photoshopped the evil clown into them without her knowing, saying "Countdown until she notices" on social media. We're pretty sure that she noticed quite quickly, as a murderous, child-eating clown is difficult to miss.
Jesse McLaren took to his Twitter account to share his sister's engagement photos over the weekend and most are really easy to see. McLaren does a really good job of stashing Pennywise in one of the pictures, but all of the rest are there as plain as day, so it kind of seems like a missed opportunity. Pennywise could have been seen eating a baby at the very least if he's going to be out in the open like that. However, McLaren does get points for cropping out his sister and her fiancé before sharing their photos, which is the least he can do, really. McLaren also gets cool points for using Tim Curry's portrayal of Pennywise alongside Bill Skarsgard's as well.
Obviously, the internet is loving the creepy addition of Pennywise into love, with the photos earning over 100,000 likes and over 30,000 shares as of this writing. There's no telling whether or not his sister or her fiancé are fans of the movie or even of horror in general, but hopefully Jesse McLaren doesn't leave us hanging for very long because now we're all invested in the lives of his family. We demand a reaction follow-up of some sort and we want it soon, Mr. McLaren. It is entirely possible that McLaren doesn't even have a sister and this is a cruel joke on all of us instead of his fictional sister, which would be a bummer.
The big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT continues to earn at the box office and inspire brothers to play tricks on their sisters. IT just surpassed over $600 million at the worldwide box office over this past weekend and it's become abundantly clear that Pennywise the Dancing Clown is pretty much everywhere these days and there's still more to come with IT 2 on the way. While we wait for the sequel, you can check out Pennywise photobombing the engagement photos below, via Jesse McLaren's Twitter account.
My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices. pic.twitter.com/Z7QZPsq2ym— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2017