It’s back! Film triggers return of ‘killer clown’ craze
HORROR film It has sparked a “killer clown” comeback across Britain, with creeps dressing up to terrorise kids.
Two teenage girls from Bristol were left “shaking in fear” last week when they were chased by a bloke dressed as Pennywise from the spooky remake.
They were taunted by the balloon-carrying weirdo, before being followed through the city’s Kingsgate Park.
One of the girl’s mothers took to Facebook, writing: “The girls were frightened, screamed and ran. The person got up and chased them from Kingsgate to the One Stop near the common, laughing.
“This is an absolutely awful thing to do to teenage girls.” News of the attack came a year after similar incidents were reported across the UK, sparking widespread terror.
In Birmingham, three teenagers were forced to run from a sinister black-clad figure hiding in woods in Shard End. The mask-wearing clown was captured chasing the terrified trio on video.
Shaniece Price, from Walsall, was another victim. She screamed in terror when a figure rushed at her car in High Street, Bloxwich.
She fled into a nearby pub but the clown followed her and stood in the doorway.
Another clown terrorised customers at a dive-thru McDonald’s in Kidderminster.
A chilling image was posted on Facebook showing the joker hiding behind a sign, ready to scare unsuspecting drivers using the fast-food restaurant. The film It is based on a 1986 novel by horror writer Stephen King. It tells of terrified youngsters who are menaced by Pennywise, who carries a red balloon, and are forced to confront their own personal demons.
The book was adapted into a TV series in 1990, with spooky Pennywise subsequently becoming a popular dressing-up character.