pippi wrote:JustTheFacts wrote:I LOVE evil clowns!! They are so creepy! And the one in Stray Souls is brilliant. But what I don't understand is, first, how does one develop an evil clown phobia? What is it about the poor clowns that is so scary anyway?
Why isn't, say, an evil butcher, the ultimate creepizoid?
Because clowns are supposed to make kids happy and laugh (that's not the origin of clowns, but it is the modern version). Anyway, when you take something that is supposed to be fun and safe for kids and then make it a source of terror (Pennywise, I'm lookin' at YOU!) it creeps kids out. Then we're scarred for life.
Evil butchers, on the other hand, are supposed to be creepy and chop you up while you sleep. So no surprise there.
Scarily, that all makes sense lol Pennywise was a spectacular villain btw, I agree.
By your definition, I'd have to say that roller coasters were my "scarred for life" childhood fear. HATE them still...