Ladies and Gentlemen let me introduce you to one of the best part II's to surface from a "not-so-well-received" original Fear Of Clowns. I was visiting family in Roland Park, Maryland when I happened to stumble on a morning news interview with actor Johnny Alonso. My first thoughts were okay, actor with a west coast look sporting a New York accent screening a premiere in Baltimore....hmmmm, this movie has got to suck. Having nothing to do but another family dinner, I decided to check out the premiere. When I got there, the movie theatre had a ticket line that wrapped around the corner one block back with TV camera crews up front, limos and actors everywhere. After finally getting my ticket, who do i bump into (literarily) but that dude from the morning show Mr.Cute West Coast/East Coast actor. I have to tell you I was a bit star struck. Some actors just have this "out of reach, but I've got to talk to you" intensity, Mr. Alonso, Marc Lassise and female lead Jacky Reyres sported this "out of reach" Hollywood thing, with or without their knowledge. "Fear Of Clowns II" has all the making of a great horror/suspense independent that will be well received, everywhere. Quick, calculated and sharp to the point. Director Kevin Kangas definitely took all the hard critiques from the first clowns film and used it to say "**** you" to all those so called critics and jealous little film makers. This part II flowed. In fact you wanted to see more. Sitting in the audience I noticed that not one single person got up for popcorn, bathroom or smoke break. All eyes glued to the silver screen. The score was fantastic, sounded like anything you'd expect from a prime time series or heavy budget film. The sets and locations were as creepy as the characters. A great ensemble of some recognized names and unknowns. Really love "Shivers" Marc Lassise' character. Not much dialogue for him in this film, but his silent acting spoke at loud decibles. Jacky Reyres not only a beauty, but brains and brawn. The other lead Detective Peters was good up to a point. A little contrived, but solid in his choices, stayed the course. Great look, but a strong look doesn't filter out "eh" acting choices. My favorite pick of the day is character "Ralph" played by actor Johnny Alonso. A strong supporting role excellent casting next to Shivers the clown. A solid actor, his intense, nervous, hyper acting reminded me of Steve Buscemi in "Reservois Dogs." Alonso's character became one that everyone quietly rooted for. The writing by Kangas was clear and precise, right to the point. The camera work was exceptional, nice trick shots that added to the intensity of this picture. The film quality and lighting at times (mainly in the beginning of the film) were a little dark, but this could be fixed in "post/post" :) The clowns were creepy - 3 different personalities. 3 Id never want to encounter in a dark basement or in a corn field... ever. The lake stuff reminded me of "Camp Blood" from Friday the 13th. Nice added touch. Some of the special hit men were annoying, no; they all were annoying. They played way too close to the typical choices undergrad actors make. Also, the burning car footage was too long of a focus. Big deal guys, haven't you ever seen a burning car before? Just go to Compton after 1am on any given night! But hey, something's got to give in such a cool indie movie.And I'm sure these were minor things that were over looked by the rest of the audience. The film was top notch. Kangas has a put together a money making, hard hitting, enjoyable to watch movie. Looking forward to buying a DVD copy in the very near future. Maybe I can get Mr. West Coast/East Coast to autograph it for me. 10 stars to Kevin Kangas and company. Fear Of Clowns II is fantastic!