A sadistic group of clowns kidnap an unsuspecting man and his daughters, forcing him to play a deadly game in order to save his family.


Lee Ankrum (co-writer), Billy 'Bloody Bill' Pon (co-writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Oberst Jr. ... Papa Corn
Parrish Randall Parrish Randall ... Donald Johnson
Chanel Ryan ... Tiffany Johnson
Roger Edwards ... T.C.
Brad Potts ... Trooper Weaver
Ryan Clapp Ryan Clapp ... Noodledome the Clown
Rusty Edwards Rusty Edwards ... Mister Blister the Clown
Mike Williams Mike Williams ... Jumbo the Clown
Jed Duesler Jed Duesler ... Brandon
Travis Steele Travis Steele ... Detective Roper
Steve Brooks Steve Brooks ... Steve the Coroner
Jordan Bell Jordan Bell ... Alyssa
Madi Lane Madi Lane ... Hillary
Kyle Mueller Kyle Mueller ... Pepe the Mime
Sergio Gracida Sergio Gracida ... Doll Boy


A sadistic group of clowns kidnap an unsuspecting man and his daughters, forcing him to play a deadly game in order to save his family.

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Billy Pon's first feature length film. See more »

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Lived up to expectations
4 November 2015 | by Psy-KoSee all my reviews

I love clown horror! I had been following this movie on Facebook for awhile waiting for it to come out. Was excited for it and usually when that happens I end up being disappointed. Not this time! I got to see a screening of it at Scares That Care horror convention and it was glorious! Fun at times, creepy at times, and always at the right times! All the actors playing the clowns were great but yes Papa Corn (Bill Oberst Jr) steals the show. Daring, creepy and disturbingly enough rather sexy, his portrayal of the clown king was magnificent.

This is the second Billy Pon movie I've seen. Bought Doll-Boy while waiting for COTD to come out. I have a feeling his name is going to get quite big in horror circles! I do hope the big studios don't snatch him up, there's just something about indy movies that fits him. I want him to always have creative control over his stuff.

I can not wait for this to get a DVD release. I want it in my collection now!

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Release Date:

13 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Circus of the Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

Odessa, Texas, USA


Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)
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