Clowns are creepy, there’s no doubt about it. In fact, books, TV and movies have all played up the scary clown trope so much that the fear has given way to actual scary real life sightings and even horrible crimes all associated with and attached to the image of clowns, but what is it that really makes us scared of a person in face paint and a red wig just standing in the darkness holding a balloon….nope, never mind, I totally get it, because that even just sounds creepy.
Join us this week as we examine Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. From Pennywise and The Joker to ICP and Ronald McDonald, we try to understand what’s behind the fear and face paint of pop culture icons. We also talk real-life creepy clown sightings, the disgusting crimes of notorious clown-faced serial killer John Wayne Gacy and review the new “IT” movie.
We all float down here, and after listening to this episode, you’ll float too. Enjoy!