Release Date: June 17th.
Written by: Jon Watts.
Directed by: Christopher D. Ford and Jon Watts.
Starring: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, and Peter Stormare.
While most people seem to find clowns creepy to one extent or another, there are actually a lot of folks out there who are deathly afraid of them. Like us. *After surviving the bizarre and terrifying "We're never going in the woods behind our house again!" incident when we were 12, we've been reasonably afraid of clowns; especially when they try to get us to crawl into a drain pipe to drink some Mad Dog 20/20 and have a shirtless tickle fight. "Mr. Jingles" didn't get us that day, but he's haunted our dreams ever since...
Anyhow, having just watched IT (review HERE), we thought that it might be fun to see if the Eli Roth-produced Clown could fill us with that same sense of terrifying unease... which it kinda did, albeit in an entirely different way.
|YEAH, YOU SHOULD GO SEE WHAT'S IN THAT CHEST.|
|HER DADDY ALWAYS SAID SHE MARRIED A CLOWN...|
|AWW, WHY ISN'T ANYONE PLAYING WITH HIM?|
Clown does a good job at creating and maintaining an effective feeling of dread throughout, even during its darkly funny moments. The idea of a guy putting on a demon-infused clown suit and not being able to take it off because it's become a part of him, is a truly terrifying concept... especially when it leads to him killing and eating children.
The last 15 minutes of the movie were pretty effective, and had us a bit unnerved.
|HE JUST WANTS TO JUGGLE, HONK HIS HORN, AND EAT KIDS.|
Clown would have been much better served by going all out with the clown carnage, and never looking back.
|A METAPHOR FOR WHAT'S ABOUT TO COME?|
|DOGS WILL EAT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.|
Peter Stormare is still awesome.
|DOES ANYONE DO ODDBALL/CRAZY BETTER THAN PETER STORMARE?|
Clown is available now on VOD.
Laura Allen doesn't clown around when it comes to looking good.