Did you know Pennywise was modeled after real-life serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a.k.a. “Pogo the Clown”, a.k.a. “The Clown Killer”?
John Wayne Gacy was an American serial killer. He was convicted and later executed for the rape and murder of 33 boys and men, 27 of whom he buried in a crawl space under the floor of his house, while others were found in nearby rivers, between 1972 and his arrest in 1978. He became notorious as the “Killer Clown” because of the many block parties he attended, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup, under the name of “Pogo the Clown.”