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A Brief History of Dark Clowns

Dig this Smithsonian article that traces the dark side of Clowns. These darker, non-comedic or even anti-comedic elements have been an intrinsic part of clown lore, at least since Grimaldi (1778 – 1837) — whom the article’s author likens to … Continue reading

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Theatre Bizarre – October 20th

Guess what arrived in the mail? Yes, oh yes, passes for this year’s version of Theatre Bizarre, titled “The Summoning.” The lurid festivities will be held at the Detroit Masonic Temple and please note, costumes are MANDATORY. I am taking … Continue reading

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Other Haunts – Scary Clowns

“…Clowns, to put it mildly, are not universally loved…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #226 – Clown Hospital

“…a commissioned series of art photographs of circus clowns from the 1930’s who also had great physical deformities, like side show performers…” Continue reading

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Nightmare #126 – Clown Town

…This particular clown is tall, about 7 or 8 feet. Dressed in a white outfit, billowy collar and stovepipe hat. But his eyes are strange… Continue reading

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