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Fear of Clowns
Fear of Clowns
Actors: Jacky Reres, Mark Lassise, Rick Ganz, Darla Albornoz, John Patrick Barry
Director: Kevin Kangas
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2006     1hr 46min

One womans most terrifying nightmare becomes a gruesome reality when the paintings she makes of bloodthirsty clowns begin to manifest themselves as horrifying true-life serial killers. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Releas...  more »


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Actors: Jacky Reres, Mark Lassise, Rick Ganz, Darla Albornoz, John Patrick Barry
Director: Kevin Kangas
Creators: Rick Ganz, David Mun, Kevin Kangas, Jeff Kipers, Joel Baker, Michelle Baker
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/28/2006
Original Release Date: 09/18/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 09/18/2004
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Bad sign when the make up is better than the movie!!!!!
P. McCumber | Winfield, IL | 03/03/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, this movie....horribly boring! Death scenes are not exciting or gory! The make-up on the face of the "clown" was the only cool thing. What was he trying to be, a clown who escaped from a male strip club? For god's sakes, why shirtless? AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!"
Mixed Thoughts
Kacie O'shannon | Oregon | 09/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I just rented this movie this evening and even it being a low budget film I thought there was some good quality material the creators could have used. Many people do suffer from coulrophobia and in some cases I do find clowns a little disturbing. Because of this I did give this film the benefit of the doubt. However I was somewhat wrong to do so. I think the director meant well with the plot. It was well formed and had a fairly good storyline. However, the way it was executed and transcribed on to the screen did not fare too well. The first problem was a flaw in the story. In the beginning the young protagonist is found to be having a nightmare about some sort of amusement park involving clowns. During the course of this introduction various psychiatric forms, documents, and whatnot are flashed onto the screen. They seem to be the documents pertaining to a young girl with a fear of clowns. You then get another flash of her nightmare and are able to conclude that the young woman who is experiencing these nightmares is having flashbacks about her own childhood. You would think that this would give the main character an interesting background having a connection to some sort of traumatic event involving a clown and that arc would be pursued throughout the film. This would definitely be supported by the fact that the character "Lynn" is an artist who is completely obsessed with painting very disturbing and frightening clowns. However, this arc is not pursued and it seems it has no relevance to the over all story. And is completely dropped and left unexplained at the end.

The second problem has to do with the acting. Or really bad directing, because the emotions and personalities of the main characters seem to have the range of a teaspoon. Throughout the entire story this young woman is being stalked by a murderous clown and she fails to show any terror or emotion at all. What doesn't make sense is that she cries over the murder of her good friend but doesn't even blink during the climax of the movie when she sees the clown has her 3 year old son and has a bloody axe trained on his throat. And it's not only her. When she and the would-be boyfriend are being stalked and hunted by the demented murderer in a movie theater they talk, for the most part, to each other as if the were discussing china patterns over tea.
A good actor though can be spotted through this mess. The actor who plays the severely disturbed clown. His name I believe is Mark Lassise. In an interview he said that he tried to base his portrayal of his character on Michael Myers in Halloween. Not only did he hit it dead on but gave his character something completely original that I don't believe anyone else could replicate.
Other than that I thought this movie for the most part was a complete bomb and I don't believe I will be compelled to watch the sequel that's coming out.
The Worst Movie I've Seen This Year!!!
Madguy | south carolina | 06/16/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"It deserves ZERO stars! This thing was hyped to death and like most horror fans I anticipated the release of Fear of Clowns. Okay, I know B-movies can be fun, like Killer Klowns from Outer Space. But that movie was supposed to be silly. This film was trying to be scary!! What??!! I'm all for laughs with a good cheesy horror flick on a weekend but you have to draw the line somewhere. This was a waste of my time as well as the director and the dreadful actors. I hope I never see those people again in anything! I thought Shivers had potential but the whole concept was totally wasted. The storyline didn't make a lick of sense and nothing was believable or frightening at all. And how about that technicolor blood? I thought we've outgrown that since the 60's and 70's! There is nothing fun or scary about this piece of crap whatsoever, and it totally mocks what indie horror should be. Either you're a spoof or you're not. Make up your mind before you make it people! This is a huge let down! I dozed several times during it and prayed for it all to be over. Please ignore this when you stop by the video store. The case and all of it's 4 star ratings are deceiving. Fear of Clowns is nothing to be afraid of."
Anthony J. Cooney | chicago, il United States | 04/09/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)