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6 July 11
 
Middletown, NJ &#8220;The Evil Clown of Middletown&#8221;
It was originally constructed by Joseph Azzolina’s Food Circus grocery store in 1956 to advertise his store. In its early years it continuously rotated by electric motors, a then-common form of advertising that for the most part went out of style by the 1970s. The clown has long since been fixed in place.
The clown&#8217;s first starring role was in 1996, during the opening sequence of the Philip Botti movie Middletown. The movie won the New York Underground Film FestivalChoice award. The clown is well-known because it is unusually scary-looking. It has been featured in the local New Jersey magazine Weird NJ, as well as on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a Kevin Smith short. The Evil Clown appears in the first few minutes of Smith&#8217;s 2006 film Clerks II. It is also known by some as &#8220;The Scary Liquor Clown&#8221;. The clown is about 30ft tall. Tourists come from all over to take pictures with it.
Submitted by imseeingdouble

Middletown, NJ “The Evil Clown of Middletown”

It was originally constructed by Joseph Azzolina’s Food Circus grocery store in 1956 to advertise his store. In its early years it continuously rotated by electric motors, a then-common form of advertising that for the most part went out of style by the 1970s. The clown has long since been fixed in place.

The clown’s first starring role was in 1996, during the opening sequence of the Philip Botti movie Middletown. The movie won the New York Underground Film FestivalChoice award. The clown is well-known because it is unusually scary-looking. It has been featured in the local New Jersey magazine Weird NJ, as well as on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in a Kevin Smith short. The Evil Clown appears in the first few minutes of Smith’s 2006 film Clerks II. It is also known by some as “The Scary Liquor Clown”. The clown is about 30ft tall. Tourists come from all over to take pictures with it.

Submitted by imseeingdouble

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    I’m re-blogging this again from myself a few years later because the hilarity of the situation was too much to pass up....
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    lol
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    This is hysterical, considering i’ve been driving past it every time i leave my street (which is its on) for the past 17...
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    my hometown hero!
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    am I the only one who doesn’t think this is scary in the slightest??? it’s ridiculous looking, yes, but not scary
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    Its insane to think people are so interested in something I pretty much take for granted everyday! Yay for living really...
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    creepy ass shit head i thought they were planning on knocking this shitty strip mall back in 2000.
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