Clown (2016)

CLOWN is a story of a loving father who dons a clown outfit and makeup to perform at his son's sixth birthday, only to later discover that the costume--red nose and wig included--will not come off and his own personality changes in a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 17, 2016
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Glenn Kenny
New York Times

I would ask any up-and-coming special-effects artist: Just because you can mold a convincing replica of a 6-year-old's severed arm, does it necessarily mean that you should?

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Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting

It's hard to not recommend a film that's so unique, clever and ballsy in nature. Clown is still a great weekend rental, especially for horror fans sick of the generic crap being unloaded on a weekly basis.

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

With Clown, Jon Watts has crafted a genuinely creepy and disturbing body horror experience unlike anything I've ever seen before.

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Brian Tallerico

It comes apart about halfway through, losing a very difficult tonal balance. Having said that, there's more to like here than the studio burial would have you believe.

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Sean K. Cureton
Film Inquiry

Even as the movie wavers uncomfortably between outright comedy and subversive horror, Clown certainly paves the way for future genre film endeavors from the rising director.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A lot of the gore feels just downright mean spirited, especially when children become the primary targets.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

"Clown" has the goods. Refreshingly dark and sick, this is a movie for those who like cinematic monsters that hit so hard they leave a mark.

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David Keyes
David Keyes' Cinema 2000

In the era when context means everything, Clown makes the fatal mistake of believing its audience just doesn't care about one.

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Dustin Putman

[Blu-ray Review] Classy and icky, atmospheric and chilling, "Clown" astutely plays into the unknown mystique coulrophobia is made of. Highly recommended.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Brendan Nicholls
This gently made horror film has a The Fly transition that is probably the only notable part of this film. I just couldn't get into the film, the… More
Sylvester Kuo
Clown suffered from bad acting but it was a truly refreshing horror film. Initially as a black comedy, the tone shifted to gorefest in the second half of the… More
Jesse Ortega
This movie ended up being somewhat of a disappointment. I definitely liked the concept and all that, this real estate agent improvises and dresses up as a… More
Francisco Godinho
Clichéd from start to finish, Clown is technically impressive but follows every rule of the book with one fatal mistake: it just isn't scary at all.… More
Daniel Parsons
I have a recurring nightmare where I am unable to remove my clothes - either I can't take them off, or I take them off but there's layers upon never… More