A creepy clown motel might be on the cards from you since there’s at least one that definitely exists and you know… here it is.
After a lifetime of being obsessed with film but utterly avoiding horror, I’ve recently been on a bit of a psychological horror binge. I’m not into your generic jump-scares or whatever, but I’m big into The Witch and The Wicker Man.
Things like creepy clowns on the other hand? No thanks. I saw the It films. They were fine. The second one was three hours too long and after a while in both of them, a spooky clown running towards a spooked out kid or adult loses its zest.
If those films remained zesty for you and the killer clown plague of 2016 (remember when we thought that was the worst thing that could happen) had you frothing at the mouth, then this is the motel for you.
Located in Tonopah, Nevada (I googled the place and there’s literally nothing there), Clown Motel contains over 800 creepy staring clown figurines of all sizes, and for some reason a chap in a hockey mask.
The motel’s owner, Hame Anand, has spoken about hearing sounds from the unoccupied rooms including footsteps, knocking and voices. Of course he did.
He has a hotel in the arse-end of nowhere that no-one is visiting.
Anand told Thrillist:
“This was how I knew that they were telling me, ‘we are here, but don’t worry about that.’
“I was scared a little bit. I couldn’t sleep in my room. But one day I thought, ‘why did I come here? There must be some divine power. They want me here to run this motel. So probably, they are not going to mess with me.’“
It’s a clever way to get customers, isn’t it?
Toys R Us should have given that a go. “Ooohh don’t come here. All of our shops are haunted. Spooky ghosts and spectres everywhere. Definitely don’t come to our stores and buy our products or else you’ll get spooked…”
Hindsight is 20/20 innit.
Is that Chris Kamara?