A mum dressed up as Pennywise the Clown and hid in her own wheelie bin to terrify her son, who has a fear of clowns because he refused to make her morning cup of coffee. Hester Greeff, 41, decided to dress as the character from Stephen King’s novel and film “It” before her son Ruan Becker left for work in Johannesburg, South Africa. She frightened Ruan, 20, by dressing as the clown he had been afraid of since he was nine years old.
Ruan Becker, 20, opened the wheelie bin to find his mother, Hester Greeff, 41, dressed as Pennywise from the horror movie It. This took place in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ruan jumps back in terror and throws up his arms upon spotting the ‘killer clown’ that he has been afraid of since he was nine. However, it turns out that it was just his mother playing a prank on him after he refused to make her a coffee.
Hester is waiting in the bin outside her home after Jannie Botha, her boyfriend, asked Ruan to take out the rubbish.
Ruan opens the lid and suddenly jumps back in terror when he spots the ‘killer clown’ inside.
He throws his arms in the air and shouts out in shock before dropping the bin lid back down.
Jannie is having a good laugh while holding the camera, as Ruan drops the bag and quickly dashes back into the house.
Hester transformed herself into a terrifying character using an old fancy dress outfit and make-up. She dressed as Pennywise and hid in a wheelie bin to scare her son, who is afraid of clowns.
She dressed up as Pennywise, the clown from the movie ‘It’, by wearing an orange wig, painting her face white, and adding a red nose and smile that extended above her eyes.
The ensemble was perfected by donning a lengthy white gown, contributing to the spectral atmosphere of the character defined as ‘cosmic evil’ in Stephen King’s novel.
Ruan, a hospital authorization clerk, said: ‘I was so scared, I didn’t know what to do. ‘I absolutely hate clowns, I have been ever since I watched IT when I was nine years old. ‘I had no idea they had planned anything so it was a complete shock. I didn’t see it coming as this is completely out of character for my mum.
Ruan says the prank ‘was completely out of character’ for his mum and it scared the life out of him
The clip filmed on April 14 has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on Facebook*, with some saying they would ‘cry their eyes out’ if it happened to them
‘We never prank each other but this started with me not making her a cup of coffee. I could not believe it. ‘The first time I watched IT, I had a nightmare the same night. The next time I went to a funfair I was chased by a clown for a joke and I just started screaming. ‘I haven’t planned anything yet, but I will get my mum back.’
Bill Skarsgård plays Pennywise the Clown in the 2017 film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel, as well as in the 2019 sequel It Chapter Two
The character first appeared on screen in a 1990 television miniseries featuring Tim Curry in the titular role
The video, recorded on April 14, has garnered over 1.7 million views on Facebook*, with some expressing that they would ‘cry their eyes out’ if it happened to them. Stephen King’s novel “It,” published in 1986, was initially transformed into a television miniseries in 1990, starring Tim Curry as the titular character, also known as Pennywise. The malevolent clown is portrayed as an ancient cosmic evil preying on the children of Derry, Maine, every 27 years. The book was most recently adapted into a 2017 film, featuring Bill Skarsgård in the chilling role, and received a sequel in 2019, titled “It Chapter Two.”