Pennywise from ‘IT’ and Other Mother from Coraline are the same type of being. A Reddit fan theory is heating up, suggesting that Pennywise and Other Mother are the same type of creature. Reddit user OrganicKermistry writes: “Like Pennywise, she lures her victims and uses them as an emotional food source. Hers is not fear or laughter, but love. She consumes the love of these children she’s lured, leaving nothing left. Like Pennywise, her true form is not human, more like a giant humanoid spider. And finally, like Pennywise, she is defeated by the resistance of her charms.