It spawns new clown purge
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WITH the release of It, it was inevitable that creepy clowns would again appear in the suburbs.
Clown Purge Australia has promised that clowns will be appearing in Mandurah, Cockburn, Aubin Grove, Rockingham and Kwinana.
A red helium balloon was found tied to a grate on Mandurah Terrace on Tuesday night (pictured, right).
People interested in checking out the socially awkward pranksters can go to a variety of locations on Saturday night for clues to their locations.
The killer clown trope began in 1978 with John Wayne Gacy, a real life serial killer who was called the Killer Clown.
He was part of a clown club and performed as Pogo the Clown and Patches the Clown at functions and children’s events.
Following this, Stephen King wrote about Pennywise the clown in his novel It.
Tim Curry brought the terrifying Pennywise to life in the film of the same name in 1990.
In October, around Halloween, clowns were spotted around Perth and Mandurah.
Bill Skarsgard is the most recent actor to paint on the clown make-up and personify the terrifying clown in It.
It was released around Australia this month.
The creeps... Clown Purge Australia says its special brand of make-up will be appearing in various locations.