On a scale of 1 to 10 of things that cause nightmares, clowns rank about 158. And that's just the regular ones.
Before you encounter the white-faced, red-nosed, large-shoed killer clowns intent on causing mayhem, take note of the location of the nearest defibrillator.
Because that's exactly what you're going to need when you experience the Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus, debuting this year with high-tech frights and sideshow-themed oddities.
Venture into the circus tent filled with blood-thirsty clowns, vomit-spewing popcorn vendors, and live rock bands playing while a clown magician performs. And that's all while you wait for the main event.
Then, the true terror begins as you enter the haunted maze, comprised of 29 custom designed trailers, each home to something more horrendous and revolting than the last.
You may never look at a balloon animal the same way ever again.
Or Ronald McDonald.