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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Clown: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

The idea of the "Clown" film surfaced in 2010 as a fake 77-second trailer and tagged Eli Roth as its director. However, that trailer is made by aspiring filmmaker Jon Watts, and caught the attention of Roth himself backing up his project and made it to a full-featured film. 

Realtor Kent McCoy (Andy Powers) hired a clown for his son's birthday party. However, when his plan backfires; he is forced to wear an old clown costume he found in the house that he was selling. He manages to pull off his stunt and entertain the kids in his house but after the party, he had a hard time removing his clown suit and make-up. Soon, Kent finds out that the costume is cursed where he begins to physically and mentally transforms. To make the matter worse is Kent needs to overcome and stop the urge of his appetite in eating children. 

When you come to think of it, the film is really disturbing; where a demonic clown is on the loose and who is in need to add kids on his menu list. The pacing is smoothly done with the tension slowly rising and builds some chills around its terrifying atmosphere. The idea is already there, but the execution was quite uninspired and less brutal even if its an Eli Roth produced film. The design was creepy and quite frankly; it is one of the scariest looking clowns in a movie.

Overall, Clown has all the ideas in the world. It could easily turn out as a masterpiece if it has a bigger budget, but sadly it didn't head into the right direction. There are a lot of potential in it and maybe a sequel is needed to revive this sick flick and turn it into an anticipated horror movie franchise like The Conjuring and Insidious. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 6.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Eli Roth, Andy Powers, Laura Allen

Directed by: Jon Watts
Distributed by: MVP Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide


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