Clowns: Nobody loves them, some people hate them...and a surprising number of people are TERRIFIED by them.

"Entertainment Weekly" has come up with a list of the 25 Scariest Pop Culture Clowns. They include:

  • Twisty from "American Horror Story:  Freakshow", which premiered last night.
  • Pennywise from Stephen King's "It"
  • The clown doll from "Poltergeist"
  • The Joker from Batman
  • The Insane Clown Posse
  • Captain Spaulding from "House of 1,000 Corpses"
  • Zeebo the Clown from "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
  • The title characters from "Killer Klowns from Outer Space"
  • The Robot Clowns from "Dr. Who"

And even several video game clowns, including Kinky Pinky from "NARC", Adam from "Dead Rising", and Sweet Tooth from "Twisted Metal".

What, no Ronald McDonald??? But he's killed more people than all these jokers combined with the most sinister weapon of them all: Type 2 diabetes!

Oh well. Check out the complete list and photo gallery here.