Top 10 Famous Badass Clowns

WARNING : The list may contain content that might be disturbing for coulrophobics.

There is something about the clowns that is always oddly disconcerting, although i don’t fear them or praise them, i see many people not liking or fearing them – the reason being even the jolliest of them certainly having some flawed disguise or something just not as right as they seem to be. However, to pay homage to sweet, sweet cheesy oppression, we’re counting down the top ten famous badass clowns  of all time, since sometimes, it’s good to be bad or perhaps vice versa.


10. Poltergeist Clown

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If you have seen the Poltergeist triology, then you would know the cultural impact “the clown” had. Not much information available on the scene in which a young boy is assaulted by his own clown toy but since then Poltergeist clown has been parodied several times.


9. Captain Spaulding

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Homicidal clown and owner of a gas station/tourist attraction with a serial killer/freak show/horror theme. He enjoys fried chicken and has an African American brother named Charlie Altamont who is a pimp. His violent personality kicks in if someone disrespects clowns. In The Devil’s Rejects he is revealed to be the patriarch of the Firefly clan and the father of Baby Firefly. Throughout The Devil’s Rejects Otis refers to him as “Cutter”, a nickname given to him by Charlie after Spaulding committed his first murder. Spaulding’s real name is Johnny Lee Johns. He is named after Groucho Marx’s character in the film Animal Crackers.


8. Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a 1988 American comedy horror movie, made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer. It shows an army of sadistic extraterrestrial life forms who resemble clowns land their circus tent ship in the sleepy American town of Crescent Cove. Cramer and Snyder) a couple out for a romantic evening, encounter the Klowns and barely escape capture, while the remaining teenagers are quickly killed by the aliens. They harvest the unsuspecting population, blasting random victims with a ray gun that cocoons them with cotton candy, with lethal results.


7. Punch

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Punch or Punchinello in English, is a classical character that originated in the commedia dell’arte of the 17th century and became a stock character in Neapolitan puppetry. Always dressed in white with a black mask (hence conciliating the opposites of life and death), he stands out thanks to his peculiar voice, whose the sharp and vibrant qualities contribute intense tempo of the show. His traditional temperament is to be mean, vicious, and crafty: his main mode of defense is to pretend to be too stupid to know what’s going on, and his secondary mode is to physically beat people.


6. Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski

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Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski, better known by the stage name Krusty the Clown, is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. Krusty is often portrayed as a cynical, burnt out, addiction-riddled smoker who is made miserable by show business but continues on anyway. He has become one of the most common characters outside of the main Simpson family and has been the focus of several episodes, most of which also spotlight Bart. Krusty is a multi-millionaire who amassed his fortune mostly by licensing his name and image to a variety of sub-standard products and services, from Krusty alarm clocks to Krusty crowd control barriers. And what makes him here on the list is many of these products are potentially dangerous, such as Krusty’s brand of cereal, which in one episode boasted a jagged metal Krusty-O in each box.


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