Updated: Jul 8, 2020
This was a fun movie to watch, though it took awhile to get a domestic release. You would think with Pennywise, people would be used to movies about clowns preying on kids but I think in the way it was portrayed here made it hard to stomach. It was released straight to DVD, with very little promotion. Once you watch the movie, you can see why most studios shied away from even releasing it.
The premise of the movie is a couple are throwing a birthday party for their son and they hire a clown. The clown however cancels on them last minute, so with no other choice, the father scrambles to try to dress up like a clown himself. He finds a trunk that just happens to contain the clown suit he needs, and it just happens to be the right fit. However the next morning, he finds he is unable to take the clown suit off. It starts out as all silly and goofy especially when he can't even take the wig or nose off, and he has to go to work looking like a clown. But it turns terrifying, especially when he goes through the body horror segments of looking more and more like a demonic clown. He experiences a hunger he cannot seem to satisfy but then learns there is only one thing that will satisfy
The movie is gruesome as heck, and is something you would experience from the likes of Eli Roth, especially if you seen his first movie Cabin Fever. The clown is scary as heck, and could give Pennywise a run for his money. I do love a good body horror film, and this movie delivers on that. There is a bit involving the clown nose that you may not even pay attention to, but it definitely has a pay off you have to see. And you end up feeling sorry for the guy, because all he wants to do is make his son happy, and his son ends up being his only connection to his human self, even before the clown takes over completely.
If you haven't already, I highly recommend tracking down this film, and adding it to your collection. It may be hard to find, but it is worth the watch.
Have you seen this film? What are your thoughts? Feel free to weigh in below!!
Till next time, stay scared!! -Tha Thrilla-