Parents, you can now hire Wrinkles the Clown who has a melted mask for a face to scare your kids into behaving – hopefully, it won’t frighten you too.
Wrinkles the Clown is being hired to pop up at social events to petrify kids into behaving. Sounds harsh? Maybe stick to apps which means your kids have to text back before they can continue using the phone.
Wrinkles, whose real identity is not known, has claimed he wanted to make a little extra cash and have a “good time” because of course, the first thing you turn to when you’re a bored, retired veteran is terrifying children as a creepy looking clown.
The disturbing clown was once hired to scare a 12-year-old boy by a mother in Washington and it appears to have worked, as her son is now well-behaved.
Wrinkles spoke about that particular job in his upcoming documentary: “He was scared of clowns and I showed up across the street from him at the bus stop and he just started crying in front of his friends and ran home.
“His mother called back a few days later and said ‘Thank you!’
“Now when he acts bad, she just has to ask him: ‘Do you want Wrinkles to come back?'”
Since then, Wrinkles the Clown has become somewhat of a viral internet sensation, but it’s not all been laughs. Apparently, the clown has received angry calls and even some death threats.
In one message a woman says: “You’re scaring little people that can’t defend themselves.”
One particularly angry voicemail says: “I’ll take a baseball bat and beat your brains in!”
Despite this, the clown says there’s a lot of people that adore him, even some children.
Wrinkles stated: “As many people that hate Wrinkles and hope he dies a slow horrible death, there’s a lot of people out there that love Wrinkles.
“They love the character and they like the funny parts about him and they like the cynical parts that they can relate to.”
A documentary is now available to watch of the clown, which will show some of the grief that the clown has had to go through based on his unusual career path.
In the documentary film, the clown states he doesn’t like kids but enjoys fishing, going to strip clubs and chilling in hotel rooms in his comfies. It’s not clear as of yet whether or not the retired veteran is talking in his persona throughout the doc.
Regardless, the clown does add that he finds it “cruel” how parents hire him as a “disciplinary tactic”.
He said: “I think it’s more cruel and unusual than anything Wrinkles has ever done or has ever claimed to do.”
No one is entirely sure when the clown came to exist, with footage as early as June 2013 being shot in Sarasota, Florida of the clown. According to sources, this is one of the first “sightings” of Wrinkles.
In 2014, a YouTube page was launched called ‘HvUseen Wrinkles‘ where Wrinkles fans (and haters) can join together and discuss their theories on the mysterious clown. The page continuously posts potential “sightings” of the clown, as it is not entirely clear if they are all of them are Wrinkles, or a wannabe clown copycat.
The clown typically is seen wearing a red and white polka dot suit with black gloves, he wears a white mask and melting black holes for eyes and also has a receding hairline. Who knows, maybe it’ll be Halloween costume of 2019?
Check out the trailer for the documentary on Wrinkles the Clown below:
Wrinkles the Clown will be in cinemas and available to download on October 4 – it might be a film to save for Halloween night eh?
All images/footage credited to Magnet Releasing.
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