19 Apr,2017 By Jagabond
Afraid of clowns? You and many other people. Coulrophobics (yes that’s a real word) everywhere watched the recent trailer for ‘IT’ and collectively quivered. I can’t laugh at this phobia, as I have a similar one for puppets, which makes me a pupaphobe…again, a real word. Pinocchio freaked me out as a kid, and watching Mr. Rogers only strengthened my aversion to marionettes and hand puppets.
So what was I doing filming a seaside puppet show in Salerno, Italy? I stepped off the boat coming from Amalfi and there it was. Puppets aren’t as scary when you don’t understand what they’re saying!