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  1. horror
    Eli Roth Excitedly Ushers in the Clownpocalypse FranchiseWhat could it be about, do you think?
  2. hot shot
    Oh Look, Here’s All My Exes Hanging Out TogetherA convertible full of clowns was spotted driving around New York City.
  3. The Complete History of Scary Clowns▶️ There’s a historical reason that clowns in pop culture strike fear in the hearts of audience members.
  4. accidental activations
    Someone in Pennsylvania Is Tying It-Like Red Balloons to Sewer GratesThe Lititz Police Department would like the local prankster to stop creeping them out.
  5. ask an expert
    An Expert Explains Why You’re Scared of Creepy Clowns and Other Horror TropesA Harvard psychiatrist has the answers to your It-based fears.
  6. not a joke
    The World Clown Association Blames It for Giving Clowns a Bad RapThanks for nothing, Pennywise.
  7. trailer mix
    AHS: Cult Trailer: Ryan Murphy Brings You Political Commentary Via … Clowns?Season seven premieres September 5.
  8. send in the clowns
    Jar Jar Binks Lived Out the Rest of His Life As a Sad Clown Haunted by Guilt“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens.”
  9. People Fear Clowns for the Same Reason They Fear UncertaintyWhy clowns’ creepiness isn’t confined to horror movies.
  10. enough already
    Target Pulls Clown Masks As Creepy Clown Incidents Get ScarierViolent attacks were reported this weekend.
  11. vulture lists
    11 Killer Clown Movies to Watch This Month — If You DarePut on your red nose and turn off the lights.
  12. A Jerk in Clown Makeup Chased a Kid Around the Subway With a KnifeBeware knife-wielding bozos.
  13. The Scientific Reason You’re Petrified of ClownsPaging Dr. Freud.
  14. NYPD: ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Clowns’The threat of a balloon-animal attack is essentially nonexistent.
  15. Creepy Clowns Are Still Terrifying People Across the SouthA Kentucky man in a clown costume was arrested for lurking near an apartment complex at 1 a.m.
  16. first looks
    Take a Look at the First Pennywise Image From ItNot.
  17. Is This Rainbow-Wigged Clown the True Creator of Bitcoin?The plot thickens.
  18. send in the clowns
    Madonna, Dressed as a Clown, Tells Clown JokesSure, why not?
  19. feature
    Fears of a ClownNo one is better at making children laugh than Boswick the Clown. He doesn’t understand why adults are so scared of him.
  20. feature
    Boswick the Clown Doesn’t Understand Why Adults Are So Scared of HimIs clown fear among adults a jokey affectation that has become easy to adopt as clowns fade into irrelevancy and the number of people who’ve seen one in real life dwindles?
  21. What the Hell Is the Deal with Clowns?“All the world loves a clown,” Cole Porter once wrote. Turns out, not so much. Today, people’s perceptions of clowns are largely negative: […]
  22. horror week
    World Clown Association President Speaks Out Against Scary Clowns“These horror clowns creep me out — and I’m a clown.”
  23. The Clowns of America Are Trying to Protect Their Totally Not Terrifying […]The latest circus-themed season of FX’s American Horror Story features a scary murderous clown named Twisty, and according to THR, the negative […]
  24. neighborhood news
    Clown Haunts Brooklyn’s Green-Wood CemeteryCreepy and tasteless.
  25. oh staten island
    Creepy Clown Haunting Staten Island Probably a Hoax for Horror Movie [Updated]“Look at this f*ckin’ jerkoff!”
  26. scary things
    Gunman Dressed As Clown Kills Drug Cartel BossExtra scary.
  27. early and creepy
    Here Is a Creepy Clown Mouthing the Words to Rand Paul’s Filibuster, Because ArtWatch?
  28. A Funny Thing: Melanie Hamlett Nearly Seduced by South American Stilt ClownOur story this week: Melanie Hamlett, yearning for the endless, intoxicating adventure of South America found herself couch surfing into a […]
  29. Richard Levine’s Clown InheritanceAnswer? It’s just very upsetting, depending on your deep-seated fears.
  30. The Complete Guide to Everything: VampiresHello there, dear Splitsider reader. We’re Tim Daniels and Tom Reynolds and we host a podcast called The Complete Guide to Everything, which is […]
  31. clickables
    Meet a Lady Who Holds the Guinness World Record for Owning Clown-Themed ThingsTo her credit, she sure knows how to rock the tiny hat.
  32. Ricky Gervais Is a Suicidal ClownHere’s a new picture that Ricky Gervais is considering using for the posters for his upcoming standup tour. It was apparently taken for Rolling […]
  33. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Does Stephen Colbert Fear Conan?Plus, Naomi Watts sits quietly while Jon Stewart mocks co-star Sean Penn, on our regular late-night roundup.
  34. clowns
    More Fallout From the Gathering of the JuggalosMethod Man got stuff thrown at him while onstage as well.
  35. tila tequila
    Turns Out That Juggalos Don’t Like Tila Tequila That MuchSinger is attacked by fans at live concert debut.
  36. clowns
    Nineteen Things You Must Do at This Weekend’s Gathering of the JuggalosThis years Gathering promises to be full of surprises and, of course, miracles.
  37. clowns
    Clown Show Delayed AgainThe first performance of Cirque du Soleil’s terrifying-seeming, clown-filled ‘Banana Shpeel’ has been delayed again.
  38. Foodievents
    Rick Bayless, Burlesque ClownThe “Top Chef Masters” winner joins 500 Clown for two performances.
  39. words of wisdom
    ‘People Who Claim to Be Afraid of Clowns’“These people (and they are numerous) are attempting to cultivate a cute quirk.”
  40. sometimes it's the little things
    Battle of the Bozos Heats UpIn this war between adjacent office buildings, will anyone win?
  41. sometimes it's the little things
    The 22nd 21st Street Battle of the BozosHere’s one of those stories that reminds you there actually are people in those faceless buildings all around you. And, sometimes, inflatable clowns.