Hello. This is the first Creepy and Tea Tuesday!! For my pilot post, I think it made the most sense to post my biggest fear. Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. Yes, clowns scare the shit out of me. They have scared me ever since I was a little girl. There is nothing more terrifying than a clown.
All clowns creep me out, but the two that are the most memorable are Pennywise and the Clown with the Tearaway Face from Nightmare Before Christmas. These two wackos have haunted me for years. Now, I love the Nightmare Before Christmas; it is easily in my top 3 favorite movies. In fact, if you look closely in the bottom left picture you can see Sally in the corner 🙂 But that damn clown is the worst thing ever created. He is a clown, he can rip his face off, and can disappear in a puff of smoke. No. No thank you.
I recently acquired a bunch of NBC merchandise, and some of this stuff included plush characters from the movie. One of them was the clown. I both love and despise him. He is this fat and soft version of his movie likeness. His face is also held on by Velcro. He is a treasure that I hate looking at.
He is positively horrendous, and I love it. I am so happy that I was able to get the merchandise that I did. I took the pictures this afternoon when I had better light. He is also the only clown I own. I would love to find some Pennywise stuff that would give me goosebumps at night. There isn’t an official percentage of how many people are scared of clowns, but it is becoming a shared fear by many people. When all the clown sightings were seen on streets, in the woods, and on people’s porches I did not want to leave the house. Clowns are creepy and have earned the #1 spot for terrifying!!
Wow! I never thought you would own a clown. Love this blog!
Good article. I too would agree true terror is red noises and oversized shoes. Good luck in you future posts.
Thank you. That is kind of you to say. And I agree with your comment completely. Clowns are the worst of the worst kind of terror.