Looking For A Scare? 13 of the Most Terrifying Clowns EVER!

Traditionally, clowns are supposed to entertain us with their silly clothes and makeup, but why do they also terrify us? Last Halloween we created a list of the most terrifying clowns in fiction and non-fiction for Buzzfeed, and in the spirit of Halloween we thought we’d share it with you all! Sweet dreams!

1. Pennywise from It (1990)

13 Clowns From Our Past That Still Give Us Nightmares

Pennywise is pretty much your worst nightmare come true with a hearty appetite for children.

2. Twisty From American Horror Story: Freakshow(2014)

13 Clowns From Our Past That Still Give Us Nightmares

He totally wins for contemporary creep factor. Thanks AHS for continuing to be horrifying in a whole new way.

3. The Joker From The Dark Knight (2008)

13 Clowns From Our Past That Still Give Us Nightmares

Arguably Heath Ledger’s best role, and his most sinister.

4. The Possessed Doll From Poltergeist (1982)

13 Clowns From Our Past That Still Give Us Nightmares

This possessed doll made us terrified to look under our beds for years

5. Zombie Clown From Zombieland (2009)

13 Clowns From Our Past That Still Give Us Nightmares

What’s scarier than a creepy clown? A zombie clown!

See the complete list here.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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