The fearful foe of the Batman movie who gives him and others the scariest nightmares is perhaps the reason why people frown on crowns. It is the morbid fear of clown which is called coulrophobia. The clowns have remained an important part of any circus and one cannot imagine entertainment without these lively jesters.
Often painted heavily with a sinister smile, they manage to pull a smile out of you. And yet, the characters are more than what they portray, beneath the surface, the evil lurks and a hidden agenda commences. The history has many anecdotes on the macabre stories of jesters in fiction.
There are grisly horror incidents of imitating scenarios in real life that are as ghastly as the originals. There are many incidents that have provoked schizophrenics and maniacs who are obsessed with the clowns nailing down innocent victims. The most sinister thing about it is that they want to recreate the horror scenes of movies and history.
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Have you seen any scary clown movie?
In general, I avoid scary movies even as I recall a somewhat scary clown in a classic scary film.
Have you seen the original Strangers on a Train? It seems to me that there's a scary clown face that pops up somewhere. I will have to see the film to check, preferably in broad daylight with lots of sentient animals and plants around ;-D.
Not really. I have read King's It (never saw the movie) and I understand clowns can look scary but my experience with them is only positive so far.
So far so good...
Hi Mira - I would have never thought and agreed that clowns are scary till I saw some movie clips on YouTube at night featuring these gruesome characters.
I've learned a few things.
I don't think I watched Tim Burton's movie with Heath Ledger.
This whole scary-clown thing is so interesting, how popular media changed this circus character to the point where some kids are scared of circus clowns.
Hi AnomalousArtist - Though I do not have serious impacts of clowns on myself, I do have a love/hate relationship with them. Sometimes I enjoy their actions/jokes, other times I am paranoid about them.
Hi Holistic_Health - I couldn't bring myself to watch the scary Pennywise on the Youtube, however; I think I ought to add him in my scary clowns list.
I love/hate scary clowns! :)
I thought of Pennywise as soon as I read the title. Scary!