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Horrors from my Childhood

I discovered something about myself during a trip through a haunted house this past weekend.

I hate clowns.

Chainsaws, blood, fantastically realistic intestines? No effect.

Walk through a tunnel with no light whatsoever and a rather…interesting sounding moans? I laugh.

Let me turn around and have a clown inches from my face? I freak the fuck out.

Now me being me, this was troublesome. So I thought about it, trying to figure out where this irrational (in my mind) fear came from.

I would say partially from Poltergeist (you know the scene) but the parody from Scary Movie 2 killed any terror that inspired whatsoever.

Next possibly culprit would be Pennywise, The Dancing Clown. I blame this on Tim Curry knowing how to play a monster clown/eldritch abomination as well as he can play a sweet tranvestite from Transexual, Transylvania. The book is still worse.

Then I thought WAY back. To the 90’s on  those Saturday nights where I would sit up with my sister to watch Nickeoldeon’s SNICK block. Specifically, Are You Afraid of the Dark? And it all clicked.

So submitted for your approval, I give you…

Happy Halloween ladies and gents.

  1. October 30, 2009 at 9:36 AM

    I was terrified of clowns as a kid…Santa and elves and gnomes too. My brother had wall paper with elves climbing up the pinstripes (it was the early 80s) and I would scream when mom would put him down for a nap bc they would “get him”.

  2. November 1, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    I hate clowns, too! I’m telling ya. Short, white twin.

    My fear of clowns is thanks to that scene in Poltergeist, and that movie about Alien Clowns that drink people’s brains with crazy straws, and use them as hand puppets. Who WOULDN’T be screwed up by that?!

  3. November 3, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    I just don’t get the clown fear. I really don’t…

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