Coulrophobia: Creepy Clowns You Can Bring Home!
While most people might not recognize the word coulrophobia (fear of clowns), almost everyone can recognize the terror it brings.
There is something hidden behind the mask of bright painted colors and smiles that split faces from ear to ear. If you unzip the hideous smile, and tear away at the rotting fleshy paint, you will find a beast mocking you. Every clown has a secret hidden away, be it tricks of spewing flowers or spewing fire.
Over the years, fans have come to love a variety of creepy clowns. So let’s meet a few of the most sinister Clown collectibles you can bring home (if you’re brave enough)!
Pennywise is certainly one of the most terrifying clowns of all. In fact, it’s not really a clown at all. It’s an ancient cosmic evil that simply chooses to take the form of a clown. Its true form is incomprehensible collections of lights and orbs, though its most realistic corporeal form is akin to that of a giant spider.
And yet, being the shapeshifter and beast that it is, IT chooses to be something even more terrifying than giant spiders or beasts of the dark: Pennywise the Dancing Clown. It knows that there is something beyond unsettling about a clown with a bloated head, eyes that can’t be met, and a blood red smile. Even if Pennywise only appears in Derry, Maine ever 27 years, it sure makes an impact every time.
The Jester of Genocide, the Harlequin of Hate. The Joker is more than just a character. It’s his entire being! Unlike many other villains of Gotham, The Joker does not have an alter ego, or even a single definitive backstory. It seems that there have been multiple origins through the years, and multiple reasons why he fell into the “line of work” that he did after he pursued a career of comedy, but every story is eventually centered around the prince of Gotham, Bruce Wayne himself.
Stairway To Hell…o
Look deep into the cavernous carnival eyes of the Stairway to Hell…o Designer Toy Collectible by artist Pseudo5.
Here, in the overlap between our world and the alternate dimension of the Stairway to Hell…o, we find ourselves confronted once again with the most petrifying creature from our realm mixed with theirs. Every day is a psychedelic nightmare, and this clown’s sharpened teeth are ready to devour those nightmares straight from your soul.
You can purchase the Stairway to Hell…o Designer Collectible Toy from Unruly Industries™ right now, if you’re ready to send in the clowns!
Mary Shaw Clown – Dead Silence
Perhaps this clown will tickle your fancy, since it’s not just a clown, it’s also a doll! The Mary Shaw Clown is from the movie Dead Silence. Mary Shaw was an extremely popular ventriloquist from the 19th century. Her dying wish was to be made to look like one of her dolls.
Little did they know that Mary Shaw had learned to speak through her ventriloquist dolls, and even even tied her soul to the dolls she used. She would never truly die. And she is perhaps still alive in the Mary Shaw Clown prop doll right before you.
“The Clown” from Mighty Jaxx
Some clowns transcend their medium (fries). There is something undeniably iconic about curly ketchup red hair and a messy mustard clown suit.
Picky Eaters: The Clown stares out callous and uncaring, because he refuses to be embarrassed about how picky he is — he knows what he likes and he’s going after it. Just be grateful that he’s not going after you, like most of the other clowns on this list!
The Clown – Dead by Daylight
The video game Dead by Daylight figures invites a wonderful new clown into the fold. He has gone by many names: Kenneth Chase, Jeffrey Hawk, and of course, The Clown. The Clown has a perk ability in the game called Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. It’s no wonder.
The Clown has been many things – a dentist’s understudy, a carny, and a collector. His collection started with small and pretty things, from the feathers of birds that flitted down from the sky. But his collection grew, and so did his greed. Soon he had feathers from birds he killed himself, paws from pets, and even fingers. What will you collect?
Who is your favorite evil clown? And which painted face is your favorite horror collectible? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!
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