Although clowns are originally comic performers and characterized to humor and entertain people, the image of the evil clown is a development in popular culture, in which the playful trope of the clown is rendered as disturbing through the use of horror elements and dark humor.
Other articles related to "evil clown, clown, clowns":
... Pennywise the Dancing Clown, a common form taken by the mysterious monster in Stephen King's novel It and its film adaptation ... Shakes the Clown, a depressed, alcoholic clown framed for murder and coming into conflict with other clowns, in the eponymous film by Bobcat Goldthwait ... The Bicycle Doctor, a laughing, malevolent clown disguised as a doctor who destroys the protagonist's beloved bicycle after feigning attempts to repair it in a nightmare ...
Famous quotes containing the words clown and/or evil:
“They tell us sometimes that if we had only kept quiet, all these desirable things would have come about of themselves. I am reminded of the Greek clown who, having seen an archer bring down a flying bird, remarked, sagely: You might have saved your arrow, for the bird would anyway have been killed by the fall.”
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton (18151902)
“O God of our flesh, return us to Your wrath,
Let us be evil could we enter in
Your grace, and falter on the stony path!”
—Allen Tate (18991979)