Clown groups reveal suburbs they are targeting to 'scare'

If you have a phobia of clowns then you’ll want to read this.

It can be revealed which suburbs across Australia a group of creepy clown fanatics plan on targeting over the weekend.

Clown Purge Australia says it is coming back for “the second round” “bigger and better” after the release of horror movie IT in a chilling Facebook post issued on Monday.

It follows a disturbing clown craze that swept the globe last year. Police forces have braced themselves for sightings of the red-nosed harlequins.

The group has released several lists of which suburbs you can expect to them. Source: Facebook

A number of Clown Purge Facebook pages have listed where residents can expect to see them with about 20 clowns in total expected in Perth and Sydney suburbs on Saturday.

CLOWNS ARE EXPECTED IN THESE AREAS:

NEW SOUTH WALES: Crestwood, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, The Ponds, Blacktown, Rooty Hill, Penrith, St Marys, Emu Plains, Mt Druitt.

VICTORIA: Dandenong, Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Croydon, Bayswater.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Kwinana, Mandurah, Rockingham, Bull Creek, Cockburn, Aubin Grove.

QUEENSLAND: Gold Coast, Brisbane City, Cairns, Fraser Coast.

The group say they don't plan on harming anyone. Source: Facebook

It’s not known which suburbs the group plans on visiting in South Australia.

They also say they will send 50 clowns to one spot on Halloween.

They claim they will turn up to the destination with the "most liked comments" on Facebook.

It comes after red balloons began appearing around Sydney, tied to storm drains as part of a clever marketing plot to promote IT.

Red balloons were popping up around Sydney earlier this month. Source: Twitter

IT, an adaptation of a horror novel written by Stephen King, is about a a shape-shifting, immortal entity that often takes the form of a clown and appears every 27 years to feed on children.

The character's calling card is a red balloon.

Last year, several reported incidents and videos showing people dressed as creepy clowns went viral on social media and made TV news.

A video uploaded to Instagram appeared to show a group of men in a car pointing a gun and shouting at a clown in Chicago, who runs off into an alleyway.

Another terrifying video emerged of a clown trying to get into someone’s house in the middle of the night.

It's not clear whether Clown Purge Australia is officially tied to the film.