clowns

Phobia of the Week: Coulrophobia

But let's be honest: The fear of clowns has become something of a fad, and even more of a cliche. In fact, according to author John G. Robertson, the term "Coulrophobia" is almost certainly a product of the Internet alone and doesn't pop up in any of the expected literature.

Monster of the Week: The Mirocaw Harlequins

Robert Lamb ponders the science and history behind the clowns in Thomas Ligotti's "The Last Feast of Harlequin."