My top 3 scary clowns!

With the new IT movie being released, we thought it would be a good moment to talk about some scary clowns! Because, hey, Pennywise is not the only scary one to be seen in a movie! We're sharing a few of our favorites with you today (besides Pennywise). Who's your favorite scary clown? Here's 3 of the scary clowns that I like! 

Captain Spaulding

Captain Spaulding is my all time favorite clown! He is a character is the Rob Zombie movies House of 1000 Corpses and the Devil's Rejects. The latter is really one of my favorite movies. Captain Spaulding, originally called Johnny Lee Johns, owns a gas station and Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen. He's part of the (crazy and dangerous) Firefly family. They're a murderous family! 


I'll never forget how captain Spaulding looks haha. My favorite moment from "The Devil's Rejects" is a scene with Captain Spaulding. I'll share my favorite quote with you. Captain Spaulding says (After he knocks down the kid's mom and jumps in the car to steal it): "What's the matter kid, don't you like clowns? Why? Don't we make you laugh? Aren't we fucking funny? You better come up with an answer because I'm going to come back here and check on you and your mamma."


Even though, he's actually just a guy, with the makeup of a clown. And he's not always 'being' a clown. Captain Spaulding is still my favorite scary clown!

Twisty the clown

Twisty is the clown you see in American Horror Story season 4. I started watching American Horror Story because I was going to meet Erika Ervin at Weekend of Hell in April 2017. I loved watching season 4. I can tell you: Twisty made a huge impression! 

Twisty misses a jaw and wears a scary prosthesis over it. He's a disgraced clown who thinks the kids still like him. But Twisty is aggressive, murderous and frightening! He's portrayed by John Caroll Lynch. He's actually a quite well-known actor. Even though I wouldn't have recognized him as Twisty. 


John ha also played in movies like Shutter Island, Gran Torino, Zodiac, Crazy Stupid Love and more. As for TV series, you might know him from the Drew Carey Show (Steve Carey), Close to Home (Steve Sharpe), the Americans (Fred), TURN: Washington's Spies (James Rivington) and more! 


Especially Twisty's looks, but definitely also his actions gave him a place in my scary clown's list! 

Psycho Head

Psycho Head is another character from a Rob Zombie movie! "31" is a 2016 horror movie. A group of people is traveling together. But at a certain moment, they get abducted. They need to play a game called '31'. In this game, the instruction is simple: Try not to get killed. Murderers looking like clowns, called the Heads, will try to kill them all. 


Psycho Head is played by Lew Temple. We met him at Weekend of Hell 2016, that was awesome! A lot of the clowns from "31" attended WOH. The other Heads are Doom-Head (Richard Brake), Sick-Head (Pancho Moler), Schizo-Head (David Ury), Death-Head (Torsten Voges) and Sex-Head, played by Elizabeth Daily. At WOH, I got a picture of Psycho Head signed by Lew Temple! Now I have a scary clown remembrance for ever! 

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Blair villanueva (Thursday, 07 September 2017 08:57)

    In the west clowns are the scarier one, while here us in the east its the woman with long black or white hair (called Sadako). Its rare that we see even kids scary with clowns, because we always think it as Ronald McDonald :)

    So its not scary :)

  • #2

    Mihir (Sunday, 10 September 2017 09:52)

    Clowns look like they are from 90s �
    Psycho Head has amazing hair colour like joker in Batman

  • #3

    Irma (Sunday, 10 September 2017 10:28)

    These are great movies but clowns simply can't be scary :D I love them and they always make me laugh even in the horror movies. With the make up and everything, although the clown from IT movie does not seem that friendly.

  • #4

    Live by Surprise (Monday, 18 September 2017 15:16)

    I haven't seen the other two - but Twisty gave me nightmares. Yikes.