Lon Chaney Sr. said The Clown at Midnight is the greatest horror. As he put it, a clown is funny in the circus ring, but what if the same clown appeared at your door at midnight and rang the doorbell. Would you answer the door?
What if this clown was outside the door with a machete rather than his little bell?
It would be no laughing matter then.
Try one of my collections of scary stories: