Written by John Squires

Which killer clown scared YOU the most?

The fine folks over at HalloweenCostumes.com have been known to whip up fun infographics on the road to Halloween each year, and their latest is all about those creepy clowns that give us nightmares and make us fear what lies underneath the joyful red noses and wide smiles. Titled ’13 Scary Clowns in Movies and Television,’ the graphic takes a look at the downright scariest of the scary, from the Poltergeist clown doll to, more recently, the title character in the Eli Roth-produced Clown.

From the website…

Why are clowns so terrifying? Is it the blood-red lips? Or the perpetually-smiling mouths? Maybe they terrified us as children, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. For someone with a fear of clowns, often called “coulrophobia”, even the most joyful clowns are downright sinister. And even when they’re actually harmless, clowns can appear unsettling or weird. As far as we’re concerned, all clowns are scary clowns! With this in mind, we looked at the 13 of the most iconic scary clowns in movies and television, along with a number of honorable mentions.

Check out the nightmarish infographic below!

13 Scary Clowns in Movies and Television
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