11 of the scariest creepy clowns ever

Does anyone actually like clowns? The remake of It (out September 8), the terrifying 1990 killer clown TV double-bill based on a Stephen King novel and starring Tim Curry, means that Pennywise the clown will get to terrify another generation of teenagers. But he’s not the only creepy, large-footed entertainer causing us all to lose sleep. Here are some of the worst offenders.


Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Comedy horror: two worlds not traditionally filled with promise, but this cheep and cheerful 1988 slasher spoof is actually a hoot, featuring clowns who’ve crash-landed on planet Earth and wreak havoc with acid pies.