Clowns. They're supposed to be happy, full of laughter and fun, but there's a dark underside to these masked harlequins, one hidden under all that makeup and colorful hair. Who hasn't stared at a clown and become frightened, a chill running down your backside when that clown turned his cold gaze on you? Who hasn't felt a flutter of fear when that painted face grinned over at you, the smile seeming to be hiding something evil? Clowns have been around for ages, and though supposedly filled with cheer, there is something sinister behind all that pomp and fluff. A fear of clowns is ingrained in all of us, some more than others, and in this anthology, that fear has been extrapolated on like a cut torn open to expose the bleeding wound within. So get ready for stories that show the clown in a new light, one where the painted mask of happiness has been wiped away, leaving only terror behind.
Used availability for Anthony Giangregorio's Clowns of Terror
February 2014 : USA Paperback