Despite new ‘IT' movie, the Creepy Clown craze floated away

Posted at 4:56 PM, Oct 11, 2017

DENVER – Around this time last year, its seemed like nearly all social media was abuzz with creepy clown sightings. This year, however, it seems the craze created around Halloween in 2016 has floated away, even after the remake of Stephen King’s “It.”

If you recall, sightings of creepy clowns began in The Carolinas around the middle of August in 2016.

People in North Carolina reported people dressed as clowns trying to lure them into the woods with money and with candy.

After news media reported those sights, which sheriff’s deputies couldn’t find any evidence for, more reports started popping up in states across the south: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and even Tennessee saw reports of creepy clowns terrorizing neighborhoods.

These creepy sightings eventually reached the Centennial State late in September, and reports that creepy clowns were coming to shoot up schools were coming out of Denver, Adams, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld and Mesa counties.

The “creepy clown” craze got so big, the FBI eventually got involved.  

But it seems that this year, creepy clowns aren’t out and about scaring people, despite Stephen King’s remake, “IT,” performing well in theaters.

Clown costumes didn’t even make it to the top 10 in popularity, according to this website.  

And it’s actually real-life clowns who are seeing a negative impact – not because of creepy clowns – but because of the release of the horror film, as Denver7’s Jason Gruenauer reported last month.