Eli Roth has his fingers in many proverbial pies when it comes to the horror movie world. ‘Clown’ is a new film that he has attached himself to, and it looks amazing.
Eli Roth has become something of a brand recently. He seems to be linked with anything and everything in some form or another. He has almost become the modern era’s Wes Craven. His latest ‘brought to you by…’ is Clown.
The movie started out as a trailer for a non-existent film, a lot like Machete did. The original trailer wasn’t even anything to do with Eli Roth, but he has ended up producing and starring in the final movie.
It didn’t get a proper UK theatrical release. Well, it did, on Friday 27th February. Then came out on DVD on Monday March 2nd. Which is a bit odd. The only country it got a full release in is Italy, where the posters for it got banned for being ‘too scary’.
I’m a big fan of horror and have a soft spot for B-movies, so this is right up my street. It looks like it could actually be a really decent film. A clown suit that once you put on, you can’t take off, and it slowly turns the wearer into a child killer. Sounds like an interesting premise for a film, and a ‘killer clown’ movie that is actually worth watching.
It’s got ‘cult classic’ written all over it. I’ll be picking it up soon.
If you’ve seen it, let me know what it’s like!