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Gags The Clown (2018)

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An unidentified man in Green Bay, WI has captured worldwide attention for roaming the streets dressed as a clown. Many write it off as a harmless prank, others aren't so sure. When a group of friends cross paths with the clown everyone calls Gags, his true intentions are revealed.

Director:

Adam Krause
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lauren Ashley Carter ... Heather Duprey
Tracy Perez ... Chrissy Renard
Aaron Christensen ... Charles Wright
Evan Gamble ... Jake Gruber
Wyatt Kuether Wyatt Kuether ... Dale Russell
Jake Martin Jake Martin ... Wayne Barlament
Michael Gideon Sherry ... Tyler Zepnick
Squall Charlson ... Chris
Halley Sharp Halley Sharp ... Sara Renard
Eric Heuvelman Eric Heuvelman ... Gags
Steve Herson Steve Herson ... Ralph Jungwirth
Fiona Domenica ... Ashley
Zarai Perez ... Rebecca Chambers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aidan Arendt Aidan Arendt ... Eddie
Giuseppe Battista Giuseppe Battista ... Running Employee
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A small city in Wisconsin is terrorized by a mysterious clown who roams the streets late at night with nothing more than a handful of black balloons. The local news stations scramble to break the story on who he is and what he wants while a group high schoolers see the clown's arrival as an excuse to create a little trouble themselves. The police try to maintain order in a city that has gone clown crazy and a conservative podcast host vows to put a stop to the clown known as Gags while broadcasting his "clown hunt" on social media for the world to see.

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Comedy | Horror

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Trivia

Since the film takes place over the course of one night, the entire production consisted of night shoots. The average day of production began with a 6pm call time for crew and wrapped around 6am. See more »

Goofs

Security camera footage shows action happening on 5/21/18 at the same time that Charles Wright is doing his live Saturday night podcast and kids are at a Saturday night party. May 21st was a Monday in 2018. See more »

Connections

References Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) See more »

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An Entertaining but Confused F-Footage Horror with Hit & Miss Social Commentary
12 September 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

It's been a while since I saw a new found-footage/mockumentary horror flick, so "Gags the clown" was welcome on the screen this evening & I really did enjoy it, however, it's not a very good one.

A pretty fast moving found footage horror comedy (with nearly zero actual comedy) taking course over one night, put together from live news, police cameras, teens and their smartphones, cctv's, a podcast team etc. - I liked this approach, the many cameras, characters, locations really helped with the pacing and visual diversity. So the whole city is either looking for or hiding from Gags the clown. The characters involved are very simple and one-dimensional, with a concerning amount of a-hole roles. As it happens in a lot of horror movies, some characters and their actions don't always make sense. The acting is as good as the script allows. The story is pretty straight forward, trying to build up the climax, the mystery behind the clown, only to reveal what it had revealed already before - it's all a social commentary, a satire on today's media, society and other related things. Not that it's bad, it's just that somewhere "Gags the clown" falls a bit flat, not hitting the nail on the head. The scares and most of the potential for creepiness is abruptly stopped with digital glitches and the gore is weak. There were a few little, cool elements I liked, for example, the balloon shtick (You'll have to watch it if You want to know). Visually, judging by the found-footage genre standarts, it's quite alright, could've been better if the budget allowed more than a "let's cut it with a glitch".

I think "Gags the clown" has a great idea somewhere in it, but is confused within itself. The fast pacing & many faces and locations provide a level of entertainment, and if you like or, even better, are scared of clowns, you might enjoy this. My rating: 5/10.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

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