Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses was panned upon its release, but it still has its champions—clown fans, especially.
The titular clown from Stephen King’s famous novel has been realized multiple times now, each one more terrifying than the last. No matter if its Tim Curry or Bill Skarsgard, It is utterly horrific.
This one might be the most campy entry in the slideshow, but those sharp-toothed clowns will never not be terrifying.
While the movie might be about ghosts, that doesn’t mean that clowns can’t come into the mix. One particularly nightmarish sequence goes down in history as one of the top reasons why clowns continue to scare.
The Joker probably isn’t the first face that comes to mind when thinking about clowns, but Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight is so inspired that it manages to be as unsettling as any of these other clowns.