From Pennywise (IT) to Twisty ([American Horror Story](series:206668)), clowns have often been portrayed as disturbing and even demonic beings in film and TV. Sure, there have been some funny clowns throughout the ages - I mean, that WAS the original idea, but it's no longer a running theme. Now you may think that demented, evil clowns are a relatively new thing, but oh no - they have been around for a very long time, and these pictures prove it.
I can only imagine that back in the day, these clowns aimed to be funny, but probably failed miserably. Please be warned that these photos are not going to be heartwarming and attractive, nor will they make you laugh. Check out the gallery below, and tell me what you thought in the comments section!