Stephen King’s It – Why do clowns terrify people?

Yes, It is the reason people are frightened of clowns… or is it?

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The Horror genre is buzzing with the release of the trailer for It, the 2017 movie adaptation of Stephen King’s award-winning novel. If this sneak peek is any indicator, this may more than make up for the 1990 mini-series. Many scenes appear loyal to the book in all the right ways, yet we see the 21st-century direction and cinematography we’ve come to love in movies like The Conjuring and Sinister.

The trailer has many people on the edge of their seats and waiting for the movie’s release in September. Others refuse to have anything to do with the film, novel, or even the trailer, thanks to the content. Then there are those who look at the former and wonder: just what is so scary about a clown?

That’s what we’re here to discuss.

The trope of the “creepy clown” or “monster clown” is a recent…

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