It spawns new clown purge

PRE­DICTABLE MOVIE TIE-IN

Kwinana Courier - - News -

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.

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