Are You Ready For The Retroist Joyland Book Giveaway?

Image courtesy of Hard Case Crime.Com and Glen Orbik.

Image courtesy of Hard Case Crime.Com and Glen Orbik.

Friends, you might have had the chance to read my review yesterday for Stephen King’s fantastic new book entitled ‘Joyland’. Thanks to our friends at Hard Case Crime we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky winner that is…brave enough to admit in the comments section their greater fear.
Ghosts 4
…or clowns.
It’s just that simple, leave a comment on whether you find Ghosts or Clowns more frightening and you will be entered in the drawing for a chance to win Joyland! Good luck to everyone!


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28 thoughts on “Are You Ready For The Retroist Joyland Book Giveaway?

  1. Ghosts for sure. You can kick out a clowns knee and run… Ghosts? Who knows how to stop them!

    PS dont put me in for the drawing. Have a copy already just had to throw my 2 cents in!

  2. I think ghosts are probably more frightening because I know clowns exist and I am dealing with it okay on a day to day basis. If I were to see a ghost, I think I would be scarred (and scared) for life.

  3. angela(toao) says:

    Clowns. Clowns are the absolute worst. Ghosts simply hang out in graveyards and haunted houses. Clowns head to hospitals and carnivals to feed on the souls of small children.

  4. I was never afraid of clowns, I knew people who were but never understood why. Ghosts on the other hand….. creepy!

  5. Courtney Renee says:


    octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com

    except this one time I watched a movie about a ghost clown, wish I could remember what its called.. Stitches? maybe?

  6. Matt Lappie says:

    Clowns. It all started with the poltergeist controlled clown toy in Poltergeist, its evil gaze and ghastly grin pulling the poor boy under the bed. Then Tim Curry played a transvestite clown in ‘Rocky Horror’ and an evil clown in ‘It’ (my second favorite Stephen King story). Finally in the clowns that scare me category…..the Insane Clown Posse, and believe me…..their music is absolutely frightening…..and not in the good way.

  7. Spotted Feather says:

    Clowns are scarier than ghost since they actually exist. I just can’t get all scared by something that doesn’t exist.

  8. Steve says:

    We had a legitimate news story about a person who dressed as a clown and looked in people’s windows when I was a teenager. Clowns win out…

  9. Jonny says:

    I love watching ghost hunting programs and the thought of ghosts in real life is certainly frightening! However, clowns are just flat out disturbing in this day and age. You really can’t look at a clown without getting freaked out. My vote’s for clowns!

  10. Derek says:

    Clowns. A ghost could be friendly (Casper) or just lonely (Patrick Swayze). Clowns are none of these things. To make matters worse, clowns are sneaky in the fact that they hide their evil intentions with their painted on perpetual smiles. Chilling.

  11. Mr. Sweet says:

    Hey, Georgie! You want your boat? Come get it! It floats, you know. We all float down here! — Clowns, of course, has to be clowns. Especially ones with teeth bigger than a lion’s.

  12. Clowns, definitely clowns. They’re all in your face and creepy. A ghost isn’t a ghost on purpose, but a clown is.

  13. No one has mentioned Ghost Clowns?

    Yeah. Because they were too afraid to type the words, to even think the thought…

    Imagine you are alone. Sitting in your room. The sound of calliope music drifts through your window. A circus? “There is no circus in town”, you think to yourself.

    A tapping at your window. Who could that be?

    You pull your curtains aside. No one there. Huh? Oh well. You turn back. Only to find in your living room…

    Ghost Clown.

    You are dead.

  14. Bgood1973 says:

    Not sure either really scare me anymore. I do know that I would feel much more uneasy about my kids alone with a clown than a ghost. Just sayin :)

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