Clowns are pretty big in movies lately too. Eli Roth's Clown finally came out for the masses; Rob Zombie's 31 was alright; and this little ditty, ClownTown is hitting VOD just in time for Halloween.
If clowns terrify you, it truly is a great time to be alive. Or a horrible one, depending
ClownTown opens with a sexy babysitter sending the kids she's watching to bed. Then she randomly gets naked (in someone else's house while watching their kids?), which of course leads her to being stabbed to death by one one of the creepy little bastards that are supposed to be in bed. This is all obviously a Halloween nod.
|A HALLOWEEN NOD WITH BIKINIS, MIND YOU.|
|AND THEN THEY SHOW UP.|
Typical stalk-and-slash antics ensue.
|WILL SHE AND HER FANTASTIC SWEATER KITTENS SURVIVE? GOOD GOD, WE HOPE SO.|
Lauren Compton was good (as far as both looks and screams go) as the movie's Final Girl, and we're sure we'll be seeing her again on the Horror scene. The standout in this movie though was David Greathouse's Baseball Clown character; the tall, lanky, Javier Botet-looking clown with the permanent evil grin was genuinely unsettling and imposing in appearance. Not sure why they couldn't give the guy a better name than Baseball Clown, but he felt iconic to us, insofar as killer clown flicks go.
The movie also did the stalk-and-slash thing pretty well, the whole characters-making-ridiculously-stupid-decisions-that-kept-them-in-danger thing aside.
|THIS GUY WAS SERIOUSLY CREEPY.|
|WE COULDN'T FIND ANY SCREENSHOTS WITH GORE IN THEM, SO HERE'S SOME MORE OF LAUREN COMPTON.|
|GRATUITOUS, YET SOMEHOW NECESSARY.|
ClownTown is a decent enough movie, it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If clowns scare the hell out of you though, this is definitely one to check out.
ClownTown is available now on DVD and VOD.