People may consider irrational heights, spiders, the dark, etc., but there is one thing that continues to pop up in horror films, which never fails to send a shiver down an audience''s spine, and that is clowns.
No matter whether it''s because of Poltergeist (1982) or IT (1990) showing children as their targets, or because of real-life serial killers like John Wayne Gacy, who uses the face paint and bright, cheery persona of a kid''s entertainer to lure in young victims, there''s something absolutely uncanny about clowns.
IT (1990) introducing Stephen Kings Pennywise, the most famous and scariest fictional clown of all time, on the television screen.
"It" is a powerful force of evil that returns to Derry every 30 years to feed on local children. Pennywise is just one of the many severe forms "It" takes. Pennywise is a tragic journey, from peeping out of drainpipes to crawling around in the sewers and creeping out of the sink.
''IT: Chapter One'' (2017) and ''IT: Chapter Two'' (2019)
IT Chapter One (2017) and IT Chapter Two (2019) are fantastic horror remakes for Pennywise the clown who is looking for a new perspective on the Stephen Kings story.
Pennywise, the demonic creature who hunts and eats children, is seen in the opening scene as a violent attack on a small child, which will leave any parent mortified. The act only escalates from there, with no holds being barred on who will live or die.
Three children are terrorized on Halloween night by Art (David Howard Thornton), a mute clown with a penchant for sadistic violence.
Terrifier is not for the faint-hearted, but rather for the faint-hearted. Art has developed a modern horror icon with his horrifying grin and wordless threats. The childlike joy Art exudes while cutting apart his victims gives credit to the film''s title.
''''Hell House LLC'''' (2015)
The Hell House LLC mockumentary depicts the Hell House team as they take over the famous Abaddon Hotel for Halloween. However, things go wrong on the first night, resulting in the death of nearly every member of the crew and all the attending guests.
In the run-up to the big opening, the tapes from the venture reveal a series of spine-chilling events, including three life-size clown figures who imply that they have a life of their own.
A group of carnival workers was taken hostage and forced to play a deadly game called "31," which spans 12 hours and involves them entering various maze-like rooms and fighting for survival against a group of demented clowns.
Sick-Head, Psycho-Head, Schizo-Head, Death-Head, and Sex-Head are five clowns. With known names and a precedent such as this, you''ll discover something strange, sick, and frightening.
Steve (Craig T Nelson) and Diane (JoBeth Williams) and their three children, Dana (Dominique Dunne), Robbie (Oliver Robins) and Carol Anne (Heather O''Rourke), all ages. When strange occurrences occur in their family house and Carol Anne goes missing, the family realizes that several dangerous creatures are engulfing them.
A clown doll belonging to Robbie is possessed by one of the spirits and attacks the young child in one of the most famous scenes in horror history. Robbie is strangled and dragged under his bed. This scene has wreaking havoc on four generations of children and adults.
Haunt is a series of series directed by six college children who stumble upon a haunted house experience. It''s clear from the start that they will not have the fun and festive Halloween experience they''re looking for.
Despite the common assumption and expectations, Haunt offers a unique twist to its plot that viewers are unlikely to predict.
When Kent (Andy Powers) hosts a birthday party for his son, and the clown he expected doesnt turn up, he decides to take things into his own hands. Discovering an old clown costume in the basement of a house he sells, he puts it on and becomes the entertainment himself.
Kent begins to realize that he cannot take off the costume after falling asleep. It takes a while to develop an angry and dangerous hunger for human flesh. He must choose between taking his own life or doing the unimaginable and killing and eating five innocent children.
''''House of 1000 Corpses'''' (2003)
Rob Zombie''s ''70s grindhouse-inspired musical is famous for being wacky, wild, and straight-up gross. When a group of traveling teenagers stumble across a house of horrors run by Captain Spaulding (the late Sid Haig), they are thrust into a world of the Firefly family. Despite its importance, it is no longer a safe place to stay.
The Fireflies strewn a group in several threatening ways, including mutilating one of their bodies and attaching it to that of a fish to make a half-man or a half-fish.