12 Clowns That Define the Word 'Creepy'

Ericka Sóuter | Oct 9, 2014 TV

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What is it about clowns? Theoretically, they are supposed to liven up birthday parties, circus performances, and carnivals. But instead of bringing us joy, more often than not, those sinister grins inspire body-shivering fear. Basically, they totally freak us out. The latest entry into the scary clown hall of fame? The over-the-top, painted face menaces lurking around season 4 of American Horror Story.

Take a look at the 12 freakiest offenders.

How do you feel about clowns?

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