The Rocky Horror Show and its star, Frank-N-Furter, debuted in 1973. His character owes much to older performance traditions.
Halloween walks a thin line between entertainment and offence - so how can we engage with it ethically?
It's all in the faces they pull.
The wider truth behind all those 'scary' clowns.
Random clown sightings don't make everyone laugh. A psychologist who has studied creepiness explains why clowns are especially adept at making us squirm.