The beginning was the best part of the short. After that it was just anti-climatic. The boy, newbie actor Timothée Chalamet (as the young clown) was good but could have been a little more terrified, I would have been. And later, the older version clown played by veteran actor Peter Greene was good in his expressions. Greene did his job in what little time he had to go from new freak show addition to protector of the group. Guessing that Norman Reedus was the guy with the unrecognizable Slash from Guns n' Roses make up (wtf was that). Wondering why Reedus couldn't be himself with a little make up or scar or prosthetic, was he hiding his face because he didn't want to be a part of it?
What really made it for me was the mannerisms, accent, and pure evilness of Shamus clown at the beginning, played by stage trained and versed actor Paul Sampson (who seems to have vanished off the face of the earth), once more proving himself as a viable character actor, again hiding his male good looks. He rocks the moment severely, making something out of simple clown make up and intense conversation (loved the accent). I knew it was him from his orgasmic-ally hypnotic eyes, however, jury still out on if they are real or not, but he has them 'in' all his movies and photos. Also, didn't realize he (Sampson)still had that kind of killer body. Wow and wow again. Call me sick and twisted, but I'd go for a walk in his fun house anytime. Have me some Shamus clown meat.
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