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WATCH: Sociologist reveals why clowns trigger such intense fears

WATCH: Sociologist reveals why clowns trigger such intense fears

Technically, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, coulrophobia is a subcategory of clinical phobias, resulting in extreme, persistent fear of anxiety whenever
Juggalos on the Mall? Just Another Weekend of Washington Protests

Juggalos on the Mall? Just Another Weekend of Washington Protests

A Juggalo who called himself Lunchbox at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday. The group was protesting its classification as a gang.
The Breakdown: Clown Hysteria Grips Australian Media After Group Vows to Descend on Suburbs

The Breakdown: Clown Hysteria Grips Australian Media After Group Vows to Descend on Suburbs

A Sydney mural depicting Pennywise the clown from “It,” the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, painted by Scott Marsh.
Arms' New Character: She Protec, She Attac, But She Also Inflate

Arms' New Character: She Protec, She Attac, But She Also Inflate

Arms’ newest character, Lola Pop, joins the roster today. With a combination of fast movement and the ability to inflate herself like a freaky balloon, she’s exciting to play but horrifying to
A professional clown reviews Stephen King's IT

A professional clown reviews Stephen King's IT

In both the book and now the smash hit big screen adaptation of Stephen King's IT, the main antagonist is often not seen as a traditional killer or monster, but instead dressed as a clown. Before the
Stephen King’s <i>It</i> is a Call for Solidarity Among the Traumatized

Stephen King’s <i>It</i> is a Call for Solidarity Among the Traumatized

“I need my bifocals,” the hypochondriac kid announces. He’s tending to a wound on the belly of the fat kid, put there by a bully. Around these two cluster the Jewish kid who wears a kippah, a kid with
<i>It</i> is a Call for Solidarity Among the Traumatized

<i>It</i> is a Call for Solidarity Among the Traumatized

“I need my bifocals,” the hypochondriac kid announces. He’s tending to a wound on the belly of the fat kid, put there by a bully. Around these two cluster the Jewish kid who wears a kippah, a kid with
Police Would Like You to Please Stop Tying Creepy Red Balloons to Sewers

Police Would Like You to Please Stop Tying Creepy Red Balloons to Sewers

Pennsylvania police were "completely terrified" while removing the balloons from the sewer grates
How Princess Magic Came to Houston

How Princess Magic Came to Houston

They were just ordinary people who sprang into action for children in need

America’s clowns are mad the ‘It’ movie is costing them money, jobs

'The clowns are pissed.' The post America’s clowns are mad the ‘It’ movie is costing them money, jobs appeared first on The Daily Dot.
The World Clown Association Is Bracing for the Release of It

The World Clown Association Is Bracing for the Release of It

Thanks to a proliferation of bad press, professional clowns are having a rough go of it lately. Their new challenge: battling the negative associations that are about to resurface with the new film
The World Clown Association Is Bracing for the Release of It

The World Clown Association Is Bracing for the Release of It

Thanks to a proliferation of bad press, professional clowns are having a rough go of it lately. Their new challenge: battling the negative associations that are about to resurface with the new film
Clowns blame Stephen King's IT for their loss of work

Clowns blame Stephen King's IT for their loss of work

With Andy Muschetti's fabulous new telling of the Stephen King classic IT, fear of clowns is back in the spotlight. After all, IT's main antagonist most often chooses to appear as Pennywise the
All-clown screenings planned for Stephen King's IT, as if it's not scary enough already

All-clown screenings planned for Stephen King's IT, as if it's not scary enough already

True coulrophobics might want to skip Alamo Draft House's newly announced clown-only screenings of Stephen King's It, sure to be flooded with floppy shoes, red noses, and polka-dot jumpsuits.

Bring an extra pair of underwear to this ‘IT’-inspired haunted house

We all float down here. The post Bring an extra pair of underwear to this ‘IT’-inspired haunted house appeared first on The Daily Dot.

Clowns: They’re Just Like Us

Sharon Levy offers humorous illustrations showing the ways in which clowns demonstrate the same needs and behaviors as most people.
For Sale: The World’s Creepiest Motel

For Sale: The World’s Creepiest Motel

Can't sleep. Too many clowns.
Real-life clowns none too pleased with Hollywood's hatred

Real-life clowns none too pleased with Hollywood's hatred

Professional clowns sound off on the bad rap clowns are getting these days.