Famous on-screen clowns like Captain Spaulding, The Joker and Pennywise might play to the tropes of your everyday clown but are far more dangerous as they take great pride in adding elements of horror and dark humour in the mix. So if you are like me and can be turned into a shivering wreck at the very thought of being in the presence of clowns then we have some bad news for you (but something exciting for the rest of you).
Continuing in the tradition of films such as It and House of 1000 Corpses, Director John Watts CLOWN is further proof there’s nothing more terrifying than a killer clown.
When the entertainer hired for his son’s sixth birthday party is a no-show, doting father Kent dons a clown outfit himself. But after the festivities, he finds he can’t take it off – the bulbous nose is stuck to his face, the frizzy wig glued to his hair and the make-up permanently etched on his features. Too late he learns the costume is the skin of an ancient demon and his family must race to break the curse before the transformation into a homicidal killer with outsize shoes is complete.
Starring Peter Stormare (Fargo; Jurassic Park: The Lost World), CLOWN is utterly shameless in its love of splatter and gore and will be having its UK Premiere at Frightfest Glasgow 2015 before it is unleashed on DVD & Blu-Ray 2nd March 2015.