Clown is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son’s sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume – red nose and wig included– will not come off and his own personality changes in a horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.
It’s no secret that I’ve been waiting for this movie for a very long time. Ever since seeing the fake trailer that was put out almost 2 years ago (I believe) I’ve been following the film and it’s production. Well finally it’s here and after watching I’ve got to say that I may have overhyped it for myself a little bit. I’m not by any means saying that I was disappointed but it just wasn’t as over the top as I thought it was going to be. What it kind of felt like was an unrated Goosebumps episode if that makes any sense. The plot of the film got going pretty quickly and we knew within the first 10 to 15 minutes what was going on and where it was going. The rest of the film consisted of the transition period of the antagonist and what it was doing and to be honest I liked it that way. There are sometimes when you see a film and there’s almost half of the movie devoted to getting the main story elements going but that wasn’t the case here. I loved the idea of taking the history of clowns and adding a “demonic” revelation to its beginnings. Even though I’m not a fan of clowns I found it to be interesting and definitely creepy. Another thing that I really appreciated as well was the twist at the end. It wasn’t a big one but instead a small and subtle one that gave hope then took it all away. I liked that. That’s not something you see very often in horror nowadays. Was it the best horror film I’ve seen? No, but it was pretty damn good and there are plenty of people who hate clowns so I’m sure there will be a big group of people that find this film very uncomfortable. I definitely suggest checking it out. 7/10
Making Clown Featuring Producer Eli Roth – This is a look at the history behind the concept of the film and how it came to fruition. It includes clips of Eli Roth talking about how much he loved the “fake” trailer and why he decided to make it a feature film.