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Creepers dressed as Ghostface from Scream spotted freaking people out across America

Creepers dressed as Ghostface from Scream spotted freaking people out across America

Genius marketing ploy or just downright creepy? You be the judge.

Many Ghostface sightings are happening across America to ramp up the marketing ahead of the Scream VI release.

I mean, genius or just downright creepy?

In anticipation of the next instalment of the Scream franchise, set to be released later this month, Variety reports that the infamous villain is popping up across many cities, including Sonoma, New Orleans and St. Louis.

Paramount Pictures has yet to comment, but we can all agree that this is a very clever marketing ploy to get more bums on seats.

As predicted, the sightings shook many, as one Twitter user wrote: “This is cute and all but if you come up to me on the street like this you’re getting knocked out.”

Another said: “I would cry if I saw this irl????”

While a third commented: “Aye bruh, don’t play with me like this lol. I’m crossing that street so fast.”

Why do we feel like this is a lawsuit waiting to happen?

Similarly, in 2016, creepy clown sightings sprawled across six US states for months.

Roanoke County resident, Melissa Dooley, shared some chilling images of a clown lurking in the woodlands of Poor Mountain on Facebook.

She wrote: “I don't know if this is real or fake. I didn't take this video or the pictures. A friend of my son sent these to him. I am not saying this is real.

“I don't know if this is a creepy man or woman or teen. I don't know if this is a person playing a prank. All I'm saying is there are news reports everywhere warning about this. I am simply saying to be careful and be cautious and look out. That's all.”

Yep, that’s fine. I didn’t need to sleep tonight.

Dooley also shared a video on Facebook that captured the individual, who noticed the camera and immediately fled the scene.

However, the trend began spreading to the UK soon after.

The Guardian reported that 17-year-old Meghan Bell also fell victim to these devilish pranksters.

Meghan, who has a phobia of clowns, was chased down the streets of Queensway in Newcastle.

She told the outlet: “I was walking home and saw a figure walking towards me; it was dark so I didn’t think about it. When the person got closer I noticed he was in a clown costume head to toe, and had a mask on.

“Being terrified of clowns I turned around and ran for what I thought was my life. I was screaming and shouting for help but no one was around, I was chased for about 20-30 seconds.”

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