breaking news

School bus rolls over; 16 people taken to hospitals

‘It’ angers professional clowns


Now that fans of the Stephen King movie about a killer clown have had time to digest the long-awaited remake, professional clowns are not happy that another horror movie depicting a murdering man in clown makeup is hitting the big screen.

>> Read more trending news 

Clowns who put on funny faces for a living are saying that “It” will hit their bottom line.

“It’s a horror movie and it affects people’s thoughts and opinions on what a clown is,” Celine Harland told the BBC.

She said that clowns are just bouncing back after last year’s series of creepy clown sightings in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Matthew Faint, a clown who goes by the name “Mattie the clown,” is hoping that people don’t take their children to go see “It.”

“There’s just so many horrible movies out there... clowns that eat people or whatever,” Faint told the BBC.

It” hits theaters in September. It stars Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise the clown.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

5 essential places to beat the cold in Georgia
5 essential places to beat the cold in Georgia

As you wrap that extra blanket around yourself and dream of summer, don't feel forced to stay locked up in your house all winter long. While it might be a little too chilly for you to enjoy a nature hike or visit to the zoo, you'll find plenty of places around Georgia to beat the cold this season. 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins Air Force Base, 478-926-6870...
False negatives for flu tests increase during outbreaks
False negatives for flu tests increase during outbreaks
Flu season came early to Georgia and it has been hitting locals hard.  There has been a total of 12 confirmed influenza related deaths in the state this season according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. All the recorded deaths have occurred among individuals age 50 and older and nine were over the age of 65, a population which is particularly...
Costuming ‘Star Wars’ with eyes on past and future
Costuming ‘Star Wars’ with eyes on past and future

In his long career as a Hollywood costume designer, Michael Kaplan has created looks for disco legends (the Village People in “Can’t Stop the Music”), 1980s icons (Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”) and ’90s cult classics (“Fight Club”). But he holds special regard for science fiction, like the original...
TV briefs: Weather Channel co-founder dead, Netflix in Atlanta, Steve Harvey
TV briefs: Weather Channel co-founder dead, Netflix in Atlanta, Steve Harvey

Posted Monday, January 22, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog John Coleman, a veteran meteorologist who helped found Atlanta-based The Weather Channel more than three decades ago, has died at age 83 in Las Vegas.. He was also the first weatherman on ABC’s “Good Morning America” when it launched...
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Train team for summer tour coming to Duluth
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Train team for summer tour coming to Duluth

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Daryl Hall & John Oates will make their annual summer run and this year, they’re bringing Train with them for a co-headlining tour. The acts will play Infinite Energy Arena at 7 p.m. June 20. Tickets are $35-$149.50 and will go on sale at noon Jan. 29 via www.infiniteenergycenter...
More Stories