clown movie review - Aussieboyreviews


That’s right, Clown is an unoriginal, fearless, gory and usually dumb horror movie featuring clown terror. It is very violent and disturbing, but feels low-budget and includes some poor actors.


When a hired clown fails to show up at his son’s party, a loving father decides to wear the clown costume he found in the attic of a house, only to realise it’s a cursed demon suit that cannot be removed.

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Movie details

Director: Jon Watts
Cast: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Christian Distefano
Writer: Christopher Ford, Jon Watts
Release Date (Australia): 11 March 2015
Runtime: 100 minutes/1h 40m
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features multiple disturbing depictions of children and adults being attacked by a monster and suicide attempts.

Violence (R18+)

The film features scenes of horror violence, in which children and adults are attacked by a monster. There are depictions of large blood spatters, bone-breaking detail and gore detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains several uses of the word “f**k”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains a crude verbal reference to “sucking balls”.

mpaa rating

R (for horror violence and gore, and for language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

A warm-hearted father putting on a clown suit, the suit becoming impossible to remove, eventually leading to a monstrous clown attacking and eating children; this is the dumb horror movie we’ve seen too many times. It’s a fine execution with a reasonably watchable story and plenty of horror gore, but it’s clear the screenwriters aren’t trying to be original when you receive an overly basic basis.

Clown is a 2014 horror film with an adult rating about a father putting on a funny costume and replacing the hired clown who failed to show up to his son’s birthday party. This is a movie with lots of kids, lots of stressful conversations and a plot so basic, unoriginal and overused, that it’s completely predictable from start to end. The performances from the cast members are sometimes decent, but are mostly dull, but somehow with the result of likeable characters who you’ll put your attention into.

With the spotlight on the father character learning the demon-clown suit/skin isn’t coming off, you can tell it could actually try to be psychological and have a big mental aspect as well as trying to be a horror movie. But although there’s painful suicide attempts and lots of monster-clown depictions, it fails to be both psychological or at least scary.

By the way, yes, Clown is another average horror movie that, alongside depicting and trying to scare viewers with a demonic monster, relies completely on blood, gore and jump-scares to terrify. It’s disturbing and very violent. They definitely couldn’t have tried anything new. Other than that, do give the film a fair chance. It’s not great, but it’s watchable and worth watching, mainly however only for your predictions to come true.

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