“Killer Clowns” May make a Comeback, Thanks to “IT”
4th September 2017

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Remember anything specific about last Halloween? There was some crazy trend carried across from America, where dressing as a Clown and scaring people became common practice. Apparently, we should ALL be prepared for something similar this year too.

Initially, I’m sure it was just a very cruel prank and had its funny side. However, things soon started to get out of hand. People were getting hurt, children were being traumatized and pranksters soon became domestic terrorists.

Police in the States are warning people that this Halloween may see a repeat of people dressing up in their old Clown suits and setting foot to the streets to cause more chaos. Especially with the upcoming release of It. If it catches on there, then we’ll get it in the UK for sure, again.

It is an upcoming horror movie, based on the 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film’s antagonist, Pennywise, is famous for donning a Clown outfit and likely one of the most common contributing factors to why countless people find Clowns terrifying.

The film is expected to meet its fair share of success, and along with this will likely put the whole “Killer Clown” idea back in a lot of people’s heads worldwide. So be warned. Maybe we’ll get another masked vigilante to keep us safe again.

What exactly is so dangerous about running around in a Clown suit though, you may be wondering? It’s just a bit of fun, right? It’s not like anybody was going to kill somebody for real… you’d hope.

Last year saw a fair share of Clown incidents that escalated much further than they needed to. Children were mentally scarred from being chased in the dead of night, as well as some Clowns targeting the wrong people and getting themselves stabbed or beaten up.

Stephen King's IT

Sleep tight. (Image: New Line Cinema)

A lot of behaviour sparked by this Clown obsession lead to multiple arrests, and let’s be honest, it’s wasting police time from REAL crime. Thames Valley police last year dealt with 14 Clown related incidents in the space of 24 hours.

Carl mentioned he was going to dress up as a Clown for Halloween last year, despite all of the drama going on. Poor chap completely cornered himself, as the whole office laughed out loud and pointed out he doesn’t need an outfit for that. How he didn’t see that coming, I don’t know.

Did you have any trouble with “Killer Clowns” last Halloween? If so, share your experiences with us in the comments, Facebook or Twitter. We’d love to hear from you.

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