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Woman Freaks Out as Daughter Talks to “Georgie” Down the Sink Drain

What began as a real-life scene out of Stephen King’s IT turned out to be something entirely different… but for a brief moment, an Ohio woman got a serious case of the creeps after finding her three-year-old daughter having a conversation with someone named “Georgie” in the plumbing below the bathroom sink. We probably don’t […]

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This Towering Animatronic Pennywise Hints at IT’s Final Form

Although the final big-screen incarnation of Pennywise is still under wraps as the second half of Andy Muschietti’s mammoth Stephen King adaptation enters production this year, attendees at the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis were both horrified and delighted to see this amazing interpretation of IT’s ultimate evil. Created by Unit 70 Studios, […]

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Stephen King’s Inspiration For IT!

Everyone has something they’re afraid of. As time goes on some people will face and overcome their fears, while others choose to avoid them altogether. Stephen King’s 1986 novel IT revolves around the fears created in a person’s childhood, and follows the characters and their trauma into adulthood. The horror story gave us the infamous clown-disguised […]

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The Clownpocalypse: Hysteria, Hype and Horror

I may not be the first one to utter the words “clowns don’t seem so funny anymore” (I’m pretty sure that happened decades ago), but this year’s massive resurgence in the bizarre phenomenon sometimes known as “clown trolling” — which was first widely reported as far back as 2013 in the UK, but has spiked […]

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This Year’s Nightmarish “Clown Invasion” Seems to Be Spreading… or is it Something Else?

If you saw our coverage of multiple creepy clown sightings in Greenville, South Carolina a couple of weeks ago, you know these incidents have authorities nervous and residents terrified… and not just because leering, stalking clowns tend to appear in more than a few nightmares. While coulrophobia is a real condition, these locals’ concerns aren’t […]

Meet the Staff: 10 Questions With Blumhouse Office Manager Alexz Renteria

Our ongoing series of interviews with the Blumhouse crew continues, in which we share our collective passion for all things scary, discuss our personal and career histories in the genre we all know and love, reveal our favorite films, and maybe even share a few spooky stories. Today we sit down for a Q&A with […]

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When Pennywise Was Real: The Phantom Clown Scare of 1981

When we look back, 1981 was certainly a banner year for horror. Aside from some of the best horror movies of all time coming out, including AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and EVIL DEAD, we had the nightmare inducing melting heads in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and the true arrival of Jason Voorhees in FRIDAY THE […]

Face Your Fears With This Scary Clown Art!

Back in August of 2015, the Hyaena Gallery in Burbank hosted a tribute art exhibit to a topic they’d never tackled just yet. Clowns! While a large portion of the population suffers from a fear of clowns, or Coulrophobia, the gallery’s regular group of contributing artists not only encouraged this specific show, but relished in […]