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Clown (2014)

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Released in limited theaters and VOD on June 17, 2016, three years and a half after shooting in winter 2012 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

Meg: Kent, I just... Let me help you, please. I know you're still in there, I... Come on there's got to be another way.
Kent: [as the Cloyne] Bring me a child.
Meg: Kent?
Kent: [as the Cloyne] Bring me one more child, and you can have your husband back.
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Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »

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Selected track provided by APM Music
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Disturbing on many different levels
21 March 2015 | by johnbkaramazovSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward to Clown after seeing the trailer, the concept seemed pretty original and interesting and I liked what I saw. If you felt the same way, I would highly recommend that you give this film a watch. In the end it surpassed my expectations and left me feeling pretty disturbed.

The acting from the leads is solid, Andy Powers especially is fantastic as Kent and carries the earlier parts of the film with a really good performance. Laura Allen is also very good as Kent's wife Meg whose journey through the film is in some ways as interesting to witness as his own. Some of the supporting cast are admittedly not fantastic, but that doesn't detract from the movie as a whole.

The film is generally well-paced but suffers a little during the middle where it seems to stall, don't worry if you feel this way because it soon gets going again and when it does, it really does. Some of the scenes towards the end will stay with me for a long time.

Clown is dark, disturbing, original and striking. One of the best horror films of recent years.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$55,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,381,603
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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