The world has finally gotten around to admitting that clowns are pretty much horrible. For centuries, we just pretended otherwise, not knowing that other people felt the same way. But now clowns are a fairly common horror trope, and there have been plenty of movies with clowns as the scary part. I posted a picture of the first one you’d probably think of.
Pennywise is the scariest clown ever, and he’s the first that came to mind when I decided to create this list. In the TV miniseries It (which I think we can count as a movie), Pennywise the Dancing Clown was played by the very creepy Tim Curry. The clown is just one of “Its” forms, complete with long claws and fangs. Truly terrifying for children.
But there are plenty of other clowns in movies you might have forgotten, but you’ll be reminded by this extensive list at TVOM.