There’s a reason that everyone is afraid of clowns, and it’s basically this: it’s Stephen King’s fault. Ok, maybe 90% his fault, because there also was a serial killer who dressed up as a clown in the 60’s, but you can Google that on your own time.
There’s just something utterly terrifying about Tim Curry’s portrayal of Pennywise the Dancing Clown that is just so insane, but the scary part of it is, is that he doesn’t even reach the terror that the written version does. That book is scary.
So, with the remake coming out this fall, I got to thinking about who else in Stephen King’s literary world creeps me out, and frankly, I’m more scared about these characters than I am about the clown.
He at least understands the power of love.