Friday, June 15, 2012

My Obsessions: Clowns

I've found that a lot of people are afraid of clowns because they find them scary; I love clowns because I find them scary! Of course most of the clowns that I adore are of the horror movie variety, such as Pennywise the Dancing Clown from Stephen King's It. 

Of course, I've always had a soft spot for very cheaply made B-Horror. Couple that with my love of evil clowns and imagine my delight when a friend introduced me to Killer Klowns from Outer Space! No movie will ever top the people-eating shadow puppet scene.

And I've uncovered plans to release a Killer Klowns 2 next year! Read about it here.

Not all scary clowns are evil, however. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas features a 'clown with a tear-away face' who is nothing short of adorable. Like all the towns people of Halloween Town, he looks frightening but has a lovely personality. This movie has been my favorite since it was released when I was five.

I think what I most enjoy about clowns is that they are something that is traditionally perceived as innocent and fun, but can be easily turned into something wicked and deadly. There are many more movies that feature clowns, but as I'm writing a blog post and not a novel, I'll leave it here and let you guys look through your movie collections and try and find some


  1. I'm totally with you on the horror story clowns. Pennywise is one of my favorites. I guess I'll be putting "Killer Clowns" on my Netflix queue. Thanks for the tip.