A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.
When Kent is writing down the address of Herbert Karlsson's warehouse, there is a close up shot of his hand where the audience can see something running through the veins in his hand, since it is travelling in the opposite direction to what blood would flow, it is most likely to be the essence of the Cloyne flowing through Kent's body. See more »
When Kent is driving with Karlsson (at about 27 minutes), he starts turning into the demon, and his feet break through the front of his shoes. In the next scene, when Kent gets out of the car (after it crashes) and opens the back door to take Karlsson out, there's a quick shot of his shoes and they're intact. See more »
Very few people know the true origin of what we call "the clown". I can show you here.
[shows him an old book of illustrations depicting the ancient mythical creature known as the "Cloyne"]
It lived up in the mountains with a skin white as snow and the red nose blistered by the cold. It lured children out of the villages into its cave. Five children. One child for every month of winter. Over the centuries, the legend of the Cloyne was forgotten. He became the clown. His white face and red nose ...
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Easily could've been a little gem - sadly it's not
The story of this move has been described many times before, so I'll just skip that part.
The good: The premise, the main actor, effects, visuals, audio - nothing to get excited about but it gets the job done.
The bad: Almost everything else. What could've been a little twisted turn on body horror movies lacks so many key components. The writing is, at best, mediocre, full of stereotypical sentences one might be sick of be now. The pacing is out of place, what starts slowly and builds up some tension, as the transformation goes on and on, flushes everything down the toilet after the first half and goes frenzy in the last 25 or so minutes.
A pretty predictable plot and almost every cliché is also on board, myself got pretty annoyed by all the irrational choices the cast does. And no, they weren't done in state of emergency nor panic. Speaking of annoying - the cast. Especially the mother and her son.. a prime example of dull, lifeless and shallow acting. You also get your fair share of "I know that would happen now"- jump scares, which adds nothing to the movie.
I give it a 5/10 (a 4 would also be totally legit). It's not a total disaster but overall just another at best average movie in a sea full of average horror flicks.
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