Killer Clowns -The Evil Behind The Mask

Friday night special!

Step into the eerie realm of our lecture, where we’ll unravel the unsettling phenomenon of Killer Clowns that have haunted and captivated popular culture. From the menacing Pennywise in Stephen King’s “It” to the haunting jesters of “American Horror Story,” these enigmatic jesters have left an indelible mark.

Explore the ghoulish antics of John Wayne Gacy, a real-life serial killer who hid behind a clown persona, and how this sinister influence seeped into the twisted narratives of films like “The Joker.” Uncover how the clown, once a symbol of laughter and joy, has metamorphosed into an emblem of terror in movies, TV shows, and even the darkest corners of the internet.

Join us under the big top as we dissect the cultural impact, psychological fascination, and the societal fear surrounding these grinning malefactors. Buckle up, because this is not your ordinary circus – this is a carnival of knowledge that will leave you both enthralled and terrified!


Lena Schattenherz Heide-Brennand is a Norwegian lecturer with a master degree in language, culture and literature from the University of Oslo and Linnaeus University. She has been lecturing and teaching various subjects since 1998. Her field of interest and main focus has always been topics that others have considered strange, eccentric and eerie, and she has specialised in a variety of dark subjects linked to folklore, mythology and Victorian traditions and medicine. Her students often point out her thorough knowledge about the subjects she is teaching, in addition to her charismatic appearance. She refers to herself as a performance lecturer and always gives her audience an outstanding experience

don’t worry if you miss it – we will send you a recording valid for two weeks the next day

Jan 12th 2024 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

£6 - £10 & By Donation

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