“A clown is like aspirin, only he works twice as fast.” – Groucho Marx
“It is meat and drink to me to see a clown.” – William Shakespeare
Clowns – Do you love them…
or hate them?
Coulrophobia [kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh] is the extreme fear of clowns. This is a very common phobia. This fear usually starts in childhood. It often has to do with the masking of the facial features and can be related to fear of other “friendly” characters such as Santa or the Easter Bunny.
How does this relate to writing?
Your protagonist could have coulrophobia like Xander did in Buffy the Vampire Slayer or you antagonist could be as creepy as Pennywise.
Do you love or hate clowns? What is the most notable clown in your opinion?