Screen Junkies » evil clowns http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:34:46 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 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.

The post Clowns Are Pretty Cheesed With Hollywood appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
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)

The post Clowns Are Pretty Cheesed With Hollywood appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/clowns-are-pretty-cheesed-with-hollywood/feed/ 0
‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Scary Clown Teasers Live Up To Their Promise http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/american-horror-story-freak-show-scary-clown-teasers-live-up-to-their-promise/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/american-horror-story-freak-show-scary-clown-teasers-live-up-to-their-promise/#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:38:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264739 Pants soiled.

The post ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Scary Clown Teasers Live Up To Their Promise appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
When it was announced that American Horror Story would be stopping by the circus for its fourth season, Freak Show, it was a given that there would be a scary clown involved. Today we lay eyes on that clown. Tonight, we never sleep again.

Here’s a second clown-centric teaser to further make your butthole pucker.

The post ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Scary Clown Teasers Live Up To Their Promise appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/american-horror-story-freak-show-scary-clown-teasers-live-up-to-their-promise/feed/ 0
9 Scary-Ass Movie Clowns http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-scary-ass-movie-clowns/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-scary-ass-movie-clowns/#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:38:54 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=231812 We're tapping into your coulrophobia (and teaching you a new word in the process).

The post 9 Scary-Ass Movie Clowns appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
There’s no better time than Halloween to watch horror films. And the under-appreciated sub-genre in horror, the scary clown film, should not be overlooked when looking for a fright. They’re not all just big shoes and bike horns. Some are maniacal killers eager to rip their victims open. Others are psycho killers, ghosts, or demons who know an ironically scary look when they see it. They’re like the hipsters of the horror world.

I’ve never understood why anyone would be afraid of a clown, but I am sure that the clowns on this list aren’t helping matters.

The Violator - Spawn

As one of the most over-the-top villains in comic books, Spawn’s evil clown The Violator is the devil‘s right-hand demon. Something was lost in the movie translation, however, leaving John Leguizamo to try and carry the entire film with his performance. Alas, there is only so much one actor can do. Danny Devito really dodged a bullet here.

SCARY BECAUSE: The clown transforms into a heart-eating monster.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

The first in a planned series of films, Killer Klowns From Outer Space tells the story of a sleepy little town suddenly overrun by alien blood-drinking clowns. There’s something for everyone in this film. Horror, comedy, gore, and a gigantic Queen clown. How have there not been eleven sequels yet?

SCARY BECAUSE: Could happen.

The post 9 Scary-Ass Movie Clowns appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-scary-ass-movie-clowns/feed/ 0 the-clown-spawn killer_klowns_0011