In almost every photo, the little boy can be seen carrying the bone-chilling red balloon and it's the stuff of nightmares.
Cover Image Credits: Instagram/ Eagan Tilghman
No matter how old I am, I have always found clowns to be extremely unsettling and creepy. Ever since IT released, it only fueled my nightmares further after we were introduced to the terrifying Pennywise the dancing clown. Adult clowns are scary as they come, but this 17-year-old Mississippi photographer Eagan Tilghman has released pictures from a photoshoot with his 4-year-old brother Louie and they are absolutely terrifying. Stephen King has given nightmares to many generations through his works and the latest of his credits comes from Tilghman who dressed up his baby brother as the terrifying Pennywise.
But Tilghman wasn't the only one behind the camera as he also dressed up and helped with the makeup for his little brother. The makeup was absolutely incredible and he also has amazing skills as a talented costume designer. The photoshoot went viral and the director of IT, Andy Muschietti showed his appreciation by liking one of the pictures on Instagram. In almost every picture, Louie is shown carrying the bone-chilling red balloon that made Pennywise the most terrifying clown we have ever known.
In one of the shots, little Louie is seen standing near a railroad, in another one, he has a malicious smile etched on his face. But, perhaps one of the most terrifying picture is the one where the little Pennywise emerges out of murky water. Tilghman took to Instagram to show his followers the pictures of Louie with makeup and sans makeup. Tilghman captioned the picture, saying, "So as you can tell, he’s pretty serious about staying in character.”
While we are on the topic of IT and Pennywise, horror lovers HAVE to check out this red balloon lamp that is being sold by Firebox. Inspired by the signature red balloon that is carried by Pennywise, this balloon lamp looks downright sinister. Priced at £29.99 ($36), if you think you are gutsy enough to get this balloon lamp, then you can get one right now. The product description reads, "Are you a demonic, drain-dwelling ancient clown looking to hurt some children in Derry, Maine roughly every 27 years? Oh, thank goodness you’re not. Sorry, it’s nothing personal. We have to check these things, we don’t want these lamps to get into the wrong hands. Terrify any poor guests to your home with this spooky lamp. A near-identical replica to the one from the films, this red balloon casts a surprisingly ambient glow over everything in the room. It would almost be relaxing if its presence didn’t indicate that you’re being watched by an evil clown."
It adds, "Just try to keep them away from drains and rain gutters. And children. And basically anyone outside. We don’t want him finding out you’re mocking him with your chic interior homage or he might decide a move to your town is in order... It also comes with a warning: This balloon does not produce a clown-shaped shadow. If you see one, RUN. You are in immediate danger. Vacate the premises immediately. Pennywise appearance is imminent."