9. Pennywise the Dancing Clown
- Fictional: IT
Pennywise the Dancing Clown might be some sort of murderous clown from the IT films, but the character is by no means just some evil guy in a clown costume. Rather, Pennywise is a true monster. In Stephen King’s novel, IT, Pennywise is actually a shapeshifting monster that originates from a void that is contained and surrounded by the Universe. It is referred to simply as “The Macroverse.” The creature managed to escape and arrive on Earth via an asteroid impact.
Pennywise would prey on indigenous tribal people before going into a major sleep for millions of years. When humans arrived yet again in the land of Derry, it fell into a 27-year slumber off and on. It would wake up for one year each time to feed on human fears. He loved to prey on children the most and takes the form of what they fear the most. While Pennywise can prey on adults, they are harder to scare so it will seek out humans with weaker wills. Truly, the clown is one of fiction’s top monsters and there is no disputing it.