While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality.Written by
Art the Clown would later appear in his own feature length film named "Terrifier" which was released in 2016. See more »
At about the one-hour, sixteen-minute mark, the babysitter sees herself in the television as well as "Art the Clown". She turns around away from the TV and we can see in the mirror she is now facing that the TV is off. When she turns back, the TV is still on. See more »
[on putting the VHS tape in the video player]
See, it's just a scary movie. Let's watch it.
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This was unusually well done. For one thing, clowns already unnerve a lot of people, and to use one as the pivot from which 2 out of 3 of the vignettes in this story revolve was a stroke of genius. The clown was gruesome and freaky, the kind that creeps out even adults, and although the stories weren't particularly imaginative, it didn't matter. That clown was the ultra-boogeyman.
The film centers around a babysitter and the two kids she's staying with on Halloween night. After trick-or-treating, they empty their haul out onto the table, and amongst the treasure the boy finds that mysteriously, a VHS tape was put into his bag. Curious, the three decide to see what's on the tape. From that point the film takes off.
Suspense, visceral horror, psychological fear and gross-out - all are here for horror fans to feast on. The ending wasn't a big surprise but was very well done. I went to bed after watching this film and dreamed of clowns all night. Great film.
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