It almost sounds funny to say it-- clown phobia (coulrophobia). But for many people it's very real... and the newest version of Stephen King's story "It" isn't helping.
It's not helping the clowns, either. Right now, it's tough to get a job--
Stephen King says don't blame him... he didn't invent clown phobia, he just wrote about it.
Yeah, but the way he writes... I've found myself scared of things I wasn't scared of before. Like old cars ("Christine")!
And it probably doesn't help that one theater is promoting a Clown-Only showing of "It". I get the creeps just thinking about it. (Do you even realize how many times we use the word 'it'???)