Terrifying clown from hit horror film It stalks Brits through seafront carpark

The terrifying clown from the hit horror film It has been seen stalking Brits through a seafront carpark.

A man portraying Pennywise from Stephen King's classic horror has been spotted banging on shop windows, creeping up on cars and scaring locals.

People in Kent have reported seeing the mystery man in the creepy costume roaming the streets in Margate and Broadstairs.

And pub goers were shocked to find the terrifying character peering through the glass at them while holding his signature red balloon and half a blood-soaked arm.

In a video clip posted online, a police car can be seen driving past him as he waves.

The clown has also been spotted lurking in some of the town's car parks before banging on the windows of unsuspecting motorists.

Another video of the clown shows him pounding the door of the Palace Cinema in Broadstairs, where he screams 'Would you like some cotton candy' at an employee who ignores him, Kent Online reports.

Pennywise is the main antagonist in Stephen King's 1986 horror novel It, which was adapted into a two-part film released in 2017 and 2019 and was a box office smash.

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The man in the Margate footage appears to be dressed as the 2017 versionn of the clown who preys upon children every 27 years in a small town set in the USA.

The character uses shapeshifting powers, the ability to manipulate reality and go unnoticed by adults and primarily appears in the form of Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

King said in an interview that he came up with the idea for Pennywise as he believed clowns scared children "more than anything else in the world".

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