Are You Afraid of the Dark? Star Says Working on It, Sadly, Didn’t Make Him Immune to Clowns

Actor Jeremy Ray Taylor has had his share of scary clowns. First with It and It: Chapter 2, and now with the latest Are You Afraid of the Dark? series. The latter may not involve Pennywise and his sewer full of children’s body parts – at least I hope it doesn’t – but Taylor said his fear of clowns is still alive and well. Along with a new appreciation for horror. Read More >>

We Discuss Todd Phillips’ Polarising Joker, a Movie With Little to Say

What do you get when a multi-million dollar corporation decides to capitalise on one of its most popular characters by centring them in a movie that taps into conversations about white domestic terrorism in the United States, incels, and the ways in which folks with mental illnesses are often abandoned by society? You get films like Todd Phillips’ Joker, apparently. Read More >>

It Chapter Two Wants to Make You Laugh in the Face of Death

Taken at face value, It Chapter Two is a strange title for a film because it reads like a declaration. “Hey, look. It chapter two.” You understand that the movie’s a sequel to Andy Muschietti’s It, but the title’s grammatical oddness jumps out when you read it, and it makes you wonder why the studio decided to run with it when “It: Chapter Two” would have worked just fine. Read More >>

The 13 Scariest Evil Movie Clowns (So Far)

Between American Horror Story: Cult and the new It, there seems to be an epidemic of scary clowns going on in pop culture right now. Hell, there’s even a movie called Clowntergeist heading to VOD later this month. Truly, there’s no better time to rank the scariest, most evil movie clowns of all time. Read More >>

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Is Playing an Evil Clown Harmful to Your Mental Health?

With their fanciful costumes and comedic personas, clowns seem like the epitome of joy. But these figures of fun also provoke a horrified response and have even inspired their own phobia. Although it’s not officially recognised in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 categorisation of disorders, coulrophobia, the fear of clowns, is one of the most commonly known phobias in the public perception. It’s easy to see why clowns are sometimes viewed as icons of fear. Permanent, frozen smiles and uncanny, mask-like makeup inspire nightmarish visions. Read More >>

World Clown Association Speaks Out Over Rogue Scary Clowns

The bizarre run of people pretending to be clowns and somehow scaring people for real has forced the World Clown Association to address the issue, with a spokesperson saying through heavy sad-face make-up that no real clown would try to be mean on purpose. A tear fell on his lapel, then he cried into an oversized handkerchief. Read More >>

Former Clown Reminisces on Life After Being Ronald McDonald

Joe Maggard was the corporate representative of burger chain McDonald's between 1995 and 2007, tasked with dressing up like the junk food loving clown to make burgers seem like fun and exciting things for children to eat. Read More >>

Clowns Reappear in Norfolk and This Time They’re Angry

Dressing up as a clown. It was funny for a bit, now it isn't any more but people are still doing it. If you want to see people hanging around in full clown costume like it's September of 2013 again, head off to King's Lynn, as there's been another small outbreak of fancy dress disease. Read More >>

Northampton Clown-Catcher Vigilante Promises to End Internet Clown Mystery

You may have seen the Northampton Clown terrorising the internet in the past few days... now another clown has jumped on the bandwagon, with a superhero threatening to hunt him down and squirt water in his face from a pretend flower. Read More >>

Steve Jobs’ Stolen iPad Taken by Party Clown

Reread every noun in the headline above—now let's proceed. After a desperate burglar nabbed $60k worth of gear from Steve Jobs' former residence, one of his iPads wound up in the mitted hands of Kenny the Clown. Clown. Read More >>