A New Wrinkles To Scary Clowns

“No one was hiring me when I was just a regular clown…”

So says an anonymous “performer” in Naples, Florida, who found a unique and terrifying way to get more bookings after his party clown gigs were drying up. For a nominal fee, he will show up at a birthday party and cause adrenaline to shoot up amongst the guests. Having trouble with your kids and want to put the fear of God into them? Allegedly, Wrinkles will come and make sure they think twice about acting up. Enduring childhood trauma will do that to you. Oh, yes, and he will participate in practical jokes.

On the weekend that¬†IT Chapter Two opened, it’s worth noting that Wrinkles the Clown is actually real. And Magnet Releasing has a documentary getting “behind the mask” coming on October 4. This is no urban legend. It may be the ultimate incarnation of “Florida Man.” It could be a hoax started by an enterprising filmmaker.¬† I have no answers, and I must watch this documentary.


About Derek McCaw
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.