Indie Gems: Clown

Happy Birthday! - your present is life long therapy.

It's Jack's (Christian Distefano) birthday and this kid for some inexplicable reason loves clowns. I didn't know such children existed but here we are, and the clown that is supposed to come to Jack's party is double booked. His mother, Meg (Laura Allen) calls her realtor husband, Kent (Andy Powers) who's closing an open house to tell him a bad news. Lucky for him, the house he's in happens to have a bunch of costumes lying around, and one of them is a clown. He puts it on for Jack, but after the party he finds that he can't take the costume off, and it's starting to possess him.

You have to except that the premise for this movie is kind of stupid (I kicked my husband out of the room after about five minutes for making fun of me) But that's what makes horror movies fun! And fun this is. Kent while possessed by a demon clown literally goes around looking for children to eat. He even ends up in a Chuck E Cheese at one point, which I like to think is a metaphor for how parents really view that place. A literal fucking nightmare.

I wasn't familiar with Powers before this. Allen, I knew from a wonderful little indie called Cherry and they're both great here. The child actors are all awful, but a few of them get eaten so it evens out. 

Recommended: Yes

Grade: B

Memorable Quote: "Jack, do you know where the bolt cutter is?" - Kent (Andy Powers)


12 comments:

  1. Haha. This was a lot of fun, I thought the scene in the play pen thing was amazing, crawling through tunnels.

    Also liked the body horror, very Cronenberg.

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  2. Do you know there is a National Clown Assoc. who are upset at all the negative stuff happening recently with clowns? I didn't know this existed and had to giggle actually.This movie does sound dumb and who would leave clown costumes in an empty house? On a positive note some kids do get eaten

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    1. I'm sorry they decided that dressing like a clown was their forte? Who does that? lol

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  3. I haven't seen this film but I agree with you on Chuck-E-Cheese. That place is awful. The food is horrendous. I think I saw a toenail in a slice of pizza.

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    1. That wouldn't shock me, but that's also what makes the Chuck E Cheese scene in this movie so much better. lol

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  4. Where did you ever find this little slice of Heaven. I must see this, NOW!!!

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  5. I can handle stupid premises if it is fun-stupid. Lord knows I've watched a ton of dopey movies in my life and did so with a smile on my face! :)

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    1. This is one of those! You should check it out.

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  6. Your last sentence almost makes watching this movie worth it, I think! You're a gem.

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    1. I'm glad it wasn't too cold. I mean, I'm a parent, I can get away with saying that, right? lol

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No seriously, post one. I need attention.