Chosen One of the Day: the refrigerated head of Richard Masur from the original Stephen King's IT

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Aug 30, 2017

Stephen King's IT is a film that ruined many of us in our youth, leaving us deeply terrified of clowns, angry Tim Curry and Harry Anderson with a mustache. But upon adult rewatch, we realize just how silly the film is. And there is no sillier moment than the reveal of Richard Masur's decapitated head in a mini fridge.

Yes, just chilling next to the veggie dip, dripping into the helpfully placed drip bowl below.

For those of you uninitiated into the Loser's Club of Derry, Indiana, you might assume, "Oh, clearly this individual was beheaded in an earlier scene and placed into this dorm fridge for preservation." This is not the case. Masur's character Stan Uris slit his wrists in a bathtub just a few scenes prior, haunted by the memory of Curry's Pennywise the dancing clown. On behalf of everyone who saw this movie at a vulnerable age, we get it, Stan. But he did not remove his own head for later fridge antics. 

Also? Fridge Stan is judgy af.

It doesn't help matters that for many of us, our other primary Richard Masur touchpoint is his role as Vada Sultenfuss's uncle in My Girl. Add to that the myriad psychosexual feelings we have regarding Tim Curry and his entire career, and Stephen King's IT is responsible for all of our lingering emotional issues to this day. Good luck, modern youths. We hope you luck out better with the remake.