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ClownTown (2016)

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A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns.

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Tom Nagel

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Jeff Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Nagel ... Brad
Lauren Compton ... Sarah (as Lauren Elise)
Andrew Staton ... Mike
Katie Keene ... Jill
Jeff Denton ... Dylan
Greg Violand ... Frank
Maryanne Nagel ... Myrtle
Tom Nagel ... Billy
Kaitlyn Sapp Kaitlyn Sapp ... Jamie the Babysitter
David Greathouse David Greathouse ... Baseball Clown
Chris Hahn ... Machete Clown
Ryan Pilz ... Crowbar Clown
Beki Ingram ... Girl Clown
Alan Tuskes ... Axe Clown
Christopher Lawrence Chapman ... Sheriff
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A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns.

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English

Release Date:

1 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Palhaços Infernais See more »

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Crestline, Ohio, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The house on fire in the clown montage is not an effect. The cast and crew were on their way back to base for lunch when a couple of them noticed a "flicker" off down the road. They immeadiatly turned around and called the fire dept while checking the house for inhabitants. See more »

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Solid if flawed killer clown effort

Traveling to a nearby concert, a group of friends get stranded in a remote, desolate town with another pair of travelers and being chased by a gang of deranged, homicidal clowns determined to kill them one-by-one and must find a way to stop them and get out alive.

This here turned out to be quite the enjoyable effort. One of the more engaging efforts to this one is the way it manages to work out the group getting trapped at the town and setting up their inevitable being hunting down. Going for the group getting lost and then purposefully directed to their hunting grounds where the first incidents give this such a great starting point for the action to come later on. The groups' first encounter on the streets of the abandoned town where the near-accident leads into the clowns emerging and beating down the first of the group is a nice beginning, and leading into the ambush in the junkyard as well as the eventual escape gives the film a great sequence. The multitude of chases and the rather brutal action that emerges inside the abandoned facility where the great chases down in the bathrooms or the endless hallways lead into some really fun and exciting scenes of the clowns hunting them down, and the brawl out on the rooftop is exceptionally good which has a lot to like about it. The film's best action scenes in the finale really work nicely when they're captured and forced to brawl with the remaining gang of clowns makes for a rather fun time overall here, and once it gets to the big final escape here really gives this one some fun and somewhat chilling scenes that work rather nicely overall here. Alongside the brutal, graphic kills and the rather creepy look for the various clowns, these here hold this up over its minor flaws. The biggest issue is the fact that the simplistic story offers nothing about what's actually happening here. While the group is thrown right in with their encounters against the clowns, we get nothing about what's the point of being hunted or how the whole affair got started with a lame opening that gets tied into the rest of the story in a throwaway line that doesn't connect at all, and the reasoning for the whole story is really underwhelming. The other issue here is the fact that while the clowns look threatening, it's not that hard to laugh them off as lame as the fact that taking them on as a group would probably have saved themselves a lot of trouble against what they're trying to do and it really doesn't help this one much. Otherwise, it's not that bad of an effort.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence, Brief Nudity and mild drug use.


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