Thursday, October 19, 2017
     

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children.

A killer clown, known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry and youths throwing rocks at each other).

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children.

A killer clown, known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry and youths throwing rocks at each other).

It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animated series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.

It’s that moment when the house lights go down and the audience erupts: a drumbeat punches through the darkness, and the stage lights — almost blindingly bright at first — reveal a killer band ready to unleash a catalog of classic hits like none other. That familiar snarl of a slide guitar rips open the room, and you know you’re about to experience a bad-to-the-bone icon at his very best. George Thorogood and The Destroyers are throwing a Rock Party for 2017, and you’re invited when they come to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. June 11.