The Eli Roth-produced Clown has been somewhat of an elusive bastard, something Roth fans are starting to get used to—I’m looking at you The Green Inferno! Directed by John Watts from an idea spawned by his faux trailer, Clown is the long-awaited slasher about a loving father that finds a clown suit for his son’s birthday party, only to realize the suit is part of an evil curse that turns its wearer into a killer. While we wait (and wait some more) for a release date here in the States, a batch of new stills from the film have creeped their way online. Enjoy the nightmares, friends.
If there’s anything positive to be said about the film so far, is that it looks creepy as hell. Clowns are inherently freaky as shit, so it’s actually a bit of a surprise that we don’t see the genre exploit their natural terror more often. Sure, there are plenty of films with grown ass men wearing rainbow colored pants—some good, most terrible—but how many of them really stand out? It’s about time the genre fixes that, and who knows, maybe it’ll start here.
It’s Jack’s 10th birthday, but the clown has cancelled. His dad, Kent, finds an old clown suit in the attic and saves the party. But after the party is over, Kent has a problem… the suit won’t come off. What starts as a joke quickly turns into a hellish nightmare. Kent can feel himself changing, and his desperate attempts to free himself just leave him in agonising pain. As the suit takes hold of his body, Kent slowly endures a brutal transformation. As he changes, an uncontrollable hunger begins to consume him, an overwhelming and insatiable hunger… for children.
Directed by John Watts, Clown stars Andy Powers, Peter Stormare, Laura Allen and Elizabeth Whitmere. Those of you in the UK will actually be able to catch this one relatively soon as it’s expected to hit Blu-ray and DVD later this year on March 2nd, 2015. The rest of us are just going to have to wait.