Just before Halloween, three kid brothers who are alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities. Written by
I just got the DVD of this film in. Up until now I really have never heard of this film. I read that a very young Sam Rockwell was in it but other than that it's all new to me.
The storyline is very simple. 3 brothers (one of which hates clowns) go to the circus one night. We get a little bit of character development on how the brothers interact with each other. After they leave the circus we see a scene of three psychopaths (who have escaped from a madhouse) run into a tent and kill three guys dressed as clowns. They steal the outfits and decided they are going to terrify the 3 brothers for the rest of the night.
That is about it for the story. Most of this movie is straight character development which makes for a decent film. My problem with it is the movie tends to drag during scenes and the crazed clowns didn't get as much time in the movie as they should have. Also, this movie is virtually goreless which made it interesting yet still a little dull. The whole movie felt like there was something missing. Also, the music score was very good at moments and very weak at moments. I believe the savior for this movie was the last 15 minutes as it did get intense.
Over all, this wasn't a bad movie, but it wasn't a great film either. If you do hate clowns I wouldn't watch this. 6/10
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