Take a look inside the terrifying clowns-only screening of Stephen King’s It
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Take a look inside the terrifying clowns-only screening of Stephen King’s It

A clowns-only screening for the record-breaking new horror movie, It, was organised by the Alamo Drafthouse, a theatre in Austin, Texas. Take a peek.

hollywood Updated: Sep 12, 2017 11:23 IST
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Turn away if you have coulrophobia, but there was a clowns-only screening for It over the weekend.

The Alamo Drafthouse - a movie theatre in Austin, Texas - hosted a special, clowns-only screening of the breakout horror movie, It, which features a murderous clown called Pennywise as the antagonist.

Several fans of Stephen King’s horror novel, and the 1990 series came out in support of the new film, which scored the biggest opening for a horror movie ever. They came dressed in bright wigs and large noses, pom poms and paint. Some even added gore to their outfits. And for those who came in plain clothes, the theatre had clown accessories on hand, reported Gothamist.

Many pictures from the screenings were shared online, which could be a problem for those suffering from coulrophobia - that’s the fear of clowns.

It wasn’t always this copacetic between King and Clowns, though. In August, the World Clown Association complained that the portrayal of clowns in horror movies, especially those such as It, show them in a negative light. They called for parents to not allow children to watch these films, because of the ‘false’ image of clowning they show.

King responded on Twitter by saying, “The clowns are pissed at me. Sorry, most are great. BUT...kids have always been scared of clowns. Don’t kill the messengers for the message.”

The Alamo Drafthouse had previously attracted controversy for organising women’s only screenings for Wonder Woman.

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First Published: Sep 12, 2017 10:34 IST