Pennywise comes to life: Stephen King’s clown. He roams the streets of a quiet village and sends spooky videos daring the police to catch him
A scary-dressed clown has filmed himself taunting authorities as he strolls the streets of a quiet village in Scotland.
The man, dressed in the outfit of Stephen King’s famous creation Pennywise, has left red balloons around Skelmorlie in north Ayrshire.
Pennywise was the fictional killer clown in King’s 1987 classic IT – memorably played by Tim Curry – who kills children about every 27 years in Derry, Maine.
A Facebook account was created for the Skelmorlie clown under the name Cole Deimos, claiming he “studied at clown school.”
In Greek mythology, Deimos is the personification of fear, with the name loosely translated as “fear.”
Pennywise was the fictional killer clown in King’s 1987 classic IT – memorably played by Tim Curry – who kills children about every 27 years in Derry, Maine
The man, dressed in Pennywise’s outfit, has left red balloons around Skelmorlie in north Ayrshire
It seems that the clown first appeared in the village in 2021. His Facebook account shows pictures of him crawling across a bridge on all fours, staring intently at the screen while holding a red balloon.
In a new video uploaded Thursday morning titled “Message to the Media,” it appears to be a heavily distorted male voice.
It makes fun of the police because they couldn’t identify him.
“Well, well, well, I’ve made the headlines again. “Should I smile for the cameras with my ‘hideous’ grin?”
It is believed that the police are aware of his antics.
He says: “The police have been informed, do you think I care?” They would have to catch me first anyway – and yes, that is a challenge.
“They called me “killer clown.” Why don’t you leave the jokes to me? The only thing that dies is your credibility.’