Smithsonian Magazine took an in-depth look at the dark history of clowns, and why we're frightened of them.
Silly and sweet, clowns are the epitome of buffoonish humor. And yet something sinister has always lurked beneath the face paint.
Did you know Egypt invented the clown? Did you know a clown once controlled China? It's National Clown Week.
Captain Spaulding House of 1000 Corpses, The Devils Rejects
What makes a clown scary?
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