5. Doink the Clown, a pro-wrestler
4. The clown on Bart’s bed on The Simpsons
3. Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s It
2. The Joker
1. John Wayne Gacy
Some honorable mentions:
Insane Clown Posse
And their numerous epigones, the Juggalos
And perhaps scariest of all . . . that damned clown from Poltergeist!
And of course . . . The Last Supper, made up of scary clowns, because we have so much free time . . .