A Movie A Day #283: ClownTown (2016, directed by Tom Nagel)


To quote a wise man named Forrest Gump, shit happens … especially if there is a clown nearby.

Six idiots take a wrong turn and end up in a deserted, desolate town.  It turns out that the town is populated by a gang of clowns and one homeless man who looks like a skinnier version of Randy Quaid.  It turns out that the clowns are crazy and homicidal and will kill anyone who is not wearing clown makeup.

That is the entire movie!  Other than the amateurish acting, ClownTown is not badly made.  The town is creepy.  The gore looks real.  The clowns are freaky.  The main problem with the movie is that crazy clowns are not unique or surprising anymore.  Even before It went into production and there were all those real-life evil clown sightings last summer, lunatics in clown makeup had become a cliché.  The clowns in ClownTown are evil and sadistic and do some messed up things but who cares?  They’re clowns.  Everyone already knows they’re crazy.

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Clowntergeist: Preview, Review and Trailer


Sorry I have been “Clowning” it up a but with my last few reviews, but you know, Coulrophobia and all!

 

ok, seriously, my last movie review was about clowns; and now this one.

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Let’s get the technicals out of the way:

Studio: High Octane Pictures

Director: Aaron Mirtes

Cast :  Tom Seidman, Burt Culver and Brittany Belland

 

Plot:

Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home. One by one Emma and her friends receive a balloon with the exact time and date of when it will appear to kill them written on it. After receiving her balloon, Emma realizes that she has two days left to live, and must fight against the clock to find a way to survive.

 

Review:

As much as this movie captured all the, shall I say tongue-in-cheek, plot lines. It did manage to scare me quiet a bit!

Now, please don’t read to much into the plot holes when you watch this movie. They are several to fall into. At times I am not sure this is meant to be a serious movie. But I was thoroughly entertained!

 

Would I recommend this movie?

On my horror scale:

3.25 out of 5. But factor the fun of it, I give it a 4!

Poster: 

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But, since it is time for IT (trailer via Lisa Marie Bowman)  to come out, no wonder I am getting so many clown movies to screen! And nightmares to sleep thru!

 

Should we watch the trailer for ‘Clowntergeist’ together? Yes we should!

 

 

Who wants to hold hands now!

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Clowntergeist will be available on VOD on all your platforms September 12, 2017 And on DVD in October, just in time for Halloween!