Like that other slapstick clown
with a painted on grin and mad hair - BoJo.
Nevertheless, the Ironton police department has requested residents to put away the scary clown
costumes for at least another week.
Dr Walker said: "I think if you look at the North American context there's a long history of disturbing clown
The killer clown
fad is set to keep going at Redcar's Scream Factory this Halloween.
The moment the clown
chased the terrified trio was captured on video.
He argued that kids have always been afraid of clowns
, but a few commenters countered that Pennywise was the reason they became afraid of clowns
in the first place.
It's not something you could put makeup on and say you're a Clown
with a capital C," Cunningham said, likening it to a person putting on ballet shoes and claiming to be a dancer.
Another said a person dressed as a clown
had jumped out in front of their car.
It's a clown
on an oynxbase which says 'I love you'.
The craze could reach a menacing level in the coming weeks as it coincides with the Halloween; because, people - even the authorities - will not be able to make any distinction between a creepy clown
and a chap in a traditional Halloween costume.
THE killer clowns
hysteria that started in the US and has since landed in Ireland has even left Ronald McDonald laying low.
Earlier this month Connor Jones, 18, from Caerphilly, was fined PS90 and issued a fixed penalty notice for dressing up as a clown
near St Cenydd Comprehensive School.
features may fall into the "uncanny valley" - a psychological theory where a figure looks almost human, but not enough to be realistic, and so makes people feel disturbed.
Police forces across the region have appealed to pranksters to pack up - and called on shops to ditch dodgy clown
THE creepy clown
craze sweeping Britain is "hijacking a harmless profession", according to an entertainer from Holmfirth.