Screen Junkies » clowns http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:49:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Clowns Are Pretty Cheesed With Hollywood http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/clowns-are-pretty-cheesed-with-hollywood/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/clowns-are-pretty-cheesed-with-hollywood/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:40:54 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=266198 I wouldn't want to upset a clown.

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The premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show broke records by charting as the most watched episode in the history of the network. It also introduced a pretty scary murder clown. You know who isn’t happen about that? Non-murder clowns.

Glenn Kohlberger, president of Clowns of America International, isn’t laughing. Characters like the Joker, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, and now American Horror Story’s Twisty have helped to tarnish the public perception of clowns and Kohlberger insists they stop. It’s also been announced that True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga is adapting Stephen King’s It for the big screen. That ain’t going to help.

“Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm. They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare. We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that sensationalizes or adds to coulrophobia or ‘clown fear,’ ” says Kohlberger.

If I were Hollywood, I’d consider cooling it. If movies have taught me anything, it’s that you really don’t want to upset a clown. (THR)

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