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We do most of the work here in Austin, Texas. We have dogs in the office, game nights, and a raucous Oktoberfest. We’re a humble-sized business with a big heart. For the film series, see Fear of Clowns. A specific fear of clowns has sometimes been discussed in terms of a specific phobia. The term is not listed in the World Health Organisation’s ICD-10 nor in the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM-5 categorization of disorders.
Clown costumes tend to exaggerate the facial features and some body parts, such as hands and feet and noses. This can be read as monstrous or deformed as easily as it can be read as comical. According to psychology professor Joseph Durwin at California State University, Northridge, young children are “very reactive to a familiar body type with an unfamiliar face”. The contemporary “evil clown” archetype developed in the 1980s, notably popularized by Stephen King’s It, and perhaps influenced by John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer dubbed the Killer Clown in 1978. The American rap duo Insane Clown Posse have exploited this theme since 1989 and have inspired Twiztid and similar acts, many on Psychopathic Records, to do likewise.
Websites dedicated to evil clowns and the fear of clowns appeared in the late 1990s. Numerous films on the topic have been produced since the late 1980s. TV and film adaptations of the King novel. The British arts and music festival Bestival cancelled its planned clown theme in 2006 after many adult ticket-holders contacted the organizers, expressing a fear of clowns.
250 children, whose ages ranged between four and sixteen, reported that they disliked clowns as part of hospital décor. In mid-2016, several cities in the United States began to experience “clown sightings”, where menacing-looking clowns would be seen, sometimes at the edge of forests. The “Creepy Clown” is also referred to as “Killer Clown. The first sighting of these “Killer Clowns” was August 19 in Greenville, South Carolina by a little boy who told his mother that two clowns tried to lure him into the woods. After this appeared in the news, the sightings of clowns spread throughout the country. In early October 2016, evil clown sightings occurred in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. A 13-year-old was cautioned by police after a 17-year-old female was pursued down a street by him.