I'm definitely scared of clowns. Why, I have no idea? Maybe it's because of the gregarious grin that could be concealing a sinister side or the fact they are able to hide behind an expressionless mask with exaggerated features.
I'm thinking the first clowns originated from early circuses, although that's just a wild guess.
Originally Posted by brianpatrick
The clowns are actually a marketing gimmick dreamt up by some advertising agency somewhere. There'll be a movie or some other product along in a bit to complete the process. You'll see.
I think Ronald McDonald beat you to that one. He's actually been a scary, serial killer for years!