This film is a straight up slasher - so if you need a complex plot, this isn't for you. Also, if you're the least bit squeamish, avoid this at all costs. Very rarely do you see a truly original kill scene such as in this and it will either turn your stomach or make you cheer on the brutality. It isn't terribly predictable in the sense that there isn't a known protagonist which is such a staple in slasher films. It bends some of the rules, changes things up. The villain, Art the Clown, is scary in his own way - mainly he's truly a maniac, lacking humanity and emotion, only finding enjoyment in torturing his victims psychologically and physically. This ended up being a hidden gem for gore lovers like myself. It's been a long time since I've watched a movie and immediately wanted a sequel.