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If you haven’t already heard, the World Clown Association (WCA) is a real thing and they’re angry. Why you ask? Well, because first it was Pennywise ‘The Dancing Clown’ in IT (1990), followed by a series of creepy clown sightings, starting in 2016, and now it’s about Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise character in the IT (2017) reboot. In the eyes of the powers that be at the WCA, these events are taking away from real clown jobs. To our astonishment, the WCA also actually has an organizational committee, as well as regional directors and a board.

Look, there is a legitimate psychology to the creepy clown phenomenon, regardless of what the WCA and its members may think, that started way before the release of IT in 1990. Clowns are inherently creepy and have been freaking people out since 2,400 B.C., dating all the way back to ancient Egypt. Plainly put, we need to be prepared. The WCA is organized and ready to strike. When the clowns attempt a takeover, we will know the cult, er, group, behind it and hopefully know how to stop them. With that said, do your homework and check out some other stories below regarding the potential war of the clowns.

Now, if you embrace the chaos, join in the celebration of the ongoing ‘creepy clown’ phenomenon and both releases of ‘IT’, by partaking in five awesomely-bad movies starring killer clowns:

  1. Clownstrophobia (2009)

Premise: A psychologist hosts a group therapy session for teens who fear clowns. It’s also the night her killer clown brother escapes the institution he’s been held in.

What they think: Official review of the movie.

  1. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Premise: Aliens who also look like clowns, come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

What they think: Official review of the movie.

  1. Killjoy (2000)

Premise: Three youngsters encounter an evil clown named, Killjoy.

What they think: Official review of the movie.

  1. Clownhouse (1989)

Premise: Just before Halloween, three young brothers, alone in a big house, are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

What they think: Official review of the movie.

  1. Clown (2014)

Premise: A loving father finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, but after wearing it, realizes that it is cursed.

What they think: Official review of the movie.

Clowning is a serious job …

… and somebody has to do it.

Michael is a New England native and fluent in Italian. He graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism (RTVF) from Auburn University. He is a BIG fan of the Boston sports scene, X-Men and X-Force. He loves his black lab (named Yaz), pop culture, science, space and gaming. He's also a crossfitter, paddleboarder and marathoner.