Psychologists have found that people find clowns creepy because they can't see their real expressions (Credit: Alamy)
Stephen King's 1986 horror novel It featured a killer clown, Pennywise, played by Tim Curry (pictured) in a TV adaptation (Credit: Alamy)
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy dressed as 'Pogo the clown' at children's parties: this is one of the paintings he made while on death row (Credit: Alamy)
A terrifying clown walks in a Halloween parade in New York City. (© Gonzales Photo / Demotix / Corbis)
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Second, is finding a character, third, enduring failure, “…so a clown doesn't play it safe to avoid the pain…comedy failure doesn't kill, it just hurts.
Joseph Grimaldi is seen as the forerunner to the modern clown – an annual ' clown's service' is held at a church in London in his honour (Credit: Alamy)
Greetings and salutations once again counts and countesses of the night, it's time for another terrifying top ten list straight from me to you my little ...
Emmett Kelly as "Weary Willy," the most famous example of the hobo-clown persona. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
10- The final spot on our list is perhaps the most terrifying aspect of Pennywise, is its deadlights. The true form of Pennywise is a mass of light that is ...
Dare to wear the foolish clown face Mexican Clown Jandaschewsky Clowns Australia Australian acrobats, ca. La Sousa Clown Band at Luna Park, 1909 Clown by ...
A predecessor of the modern clown, the medieval court jester exemplified the delicate blend of funny and horrifying. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
09- Need another reason to check your closet for our otherworldly denizen? How about the power of shapeshifting? Now as you've no doubt guessed Pennywise ...
Binder missed this when a kinder, gentler character evolved in the closeness of a new environment. Peers unanimously agree Grandma has become more lovable.
a clown. See more. Only folks who grew up in Seattle understand how important this guy was. Fond memories
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The artwork for the 1990 film version of Stephen King's It features a nightmarish Penny the Clown. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
We can dance and sing and be silly because we have been saved by the King of Kings—or perhaps we could even call him the Clown of Clowns.
I'm no dance expert, but I think these guys are doing it wrong. Judging by the guy on the left's upraised thumbs and left leg, I think it's safe to assume ...
Clarabell the Clown, a staple of the Howdy Doody TV show harboring potentially terrifying thoughts behind his painted visage. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Clowns are supposed to be innocent, playful creatures engaged to entertain children, yet many people have an instinctive dislike for them, and still others ...
Bozo the Clown (center) managed to build an entertainment empire around his persona, in spite of his scary hair and makeup. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
And our heads are most definitely foolish. We have no holiness in us. And so we must learn to laugh at ourselves. (points to self and laughs hysterically)
It took the fall-down-and-go-boom clown quite awhile to convince Grandma to hang from her toes with her head on terra firma like a headstand.
Horror films teach us how to deal with our own anxiety, according to research. Thus, the fear of clowns can be easier to cope with through films like “It” ...