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A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it's cursed.

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Jon Watts
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Powers ... Kent
Laura Allen ... Meg
Peter Stormare ... Karlsson
Christian Distefano ... Jack
Chuck Shamata ... Walt
Elizabeth Whitmere ... Denise
Victor Cornfoot Victor Cornfoot ... Dave
Lucas Kelly Lucas Kelly ... Colton
Emily Burley Emily Burley ... Annie
Matthew Stefiuk ... Detective
Michael Riendeau ... Robbie Pickering
Miller Timlin Miller Timlin ... Camper
Robert Reynolds ... Martin Karlsson
Antonio Najera Antonio Najera ... Worker
Alex Pacheco Alex Pacheco ... Worker
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Storyline

A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.

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They're as terrifying as you think See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

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USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El payaso del mal See more »

Filming Locations:

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,920, 19 June 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$55,007, 30 June 2016
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the Arcade scene later in the film, various types of typical coin operated games are shown. One quick shot shows an unknown game with a Dinosaur that makes a certain sound effect before cutting away to the next shot. This sound effect is that of one of the various creatures in the 1993 Video Game "DOOM". Most notably the "Pinky Demons". See more »

Goofs

When Kent is driving with Karlsson (at about 27 minutes), he starts turning into the demon, and his feet break through the front of his shoes. In the next scene, when Kent gets out of the car (after it crashes) and opens the back door to take Karlsson out, there's a quick shot of his shoes and they're intact. See more »

Quotes

Karlsson: Very few people know the true origin of what we call "the clown". I can show you here.
[shows him an old book of illustrations depicting the ancient mythical creature known as the "Cloyne"]
Karlsson: It lived up in the mountains with a skin white as snow and the red nose blistered by the cold. It lured children out of the villages into its cave. Five children. One child for every month of winter. Over the centuries, the legend of the Cloyne was forgotten. He became the clown. His white face and red nose ...
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »

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Mexican Lindo
Written and Performed by Brian McKenna
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Holy Crap!! Better Hide the Kids!
3 April 2015 | by nelohim61See all my reviews

HOLY CRAP!!!! BETTER HIDE THE KIDS!!!! I watched this movie not expecting much given the title. Boy my wife and I were in for a Surprise!!! This was the best Horror movie I have seen in a while. This movie went well beyond our expectations.

This was a "Gutwrenching" wild ride of a true horror.

I still cannot believe the carnage done to those sweet innocent kids!!! I also found the story regarding the "origin" of "The Clown" an interesting touch.

The title although appropriate weakened my expectations a bit, so perhaps they should have used a better title.

This movie would have given me nightmares forever if I had seen it as a kid!!!!! The acting was more than top notch, in that their reactions to the horror before them was believable on so many levels Well done!


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