Eli Roth, director of the Hostel movies and The Green Inferno, and pretty much the Boss of Making You Toss, seems to have wrapped everything up with his movie Clown; it's finally set for a U.S. release on June 17 of this year, having already been released in other countries' theaters (and some even have it on DVD!).
Next Month! Killer Clown!
Here's the synopsis (and some photos you won't find in the trailer) if you really need or want to know what this frightfest is going to be about:
'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 horrific fashion. To break the curse of the evil outfit, the father must make grim choices with his own family facing danger.
Directed by Jon Watts, who brought us Cop Car in 2015, and will be bringing us Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017, Clown is the movie that is certain to do to this generations of kids what Stephen King's It did to this generation's parents, effectively ruining the idea of clowns for us and establishing that they are one of the most overlooked villains in horror.
New, but the same, yet a little different
It looks like what could be the final trailer has been released, too. And it's a full 7 whopping seconds longer than the last one, with a few differences. There's this shot in the woods from last year's trailer:
It's not in the new trailer, but this one from a bathroom scene that's just as freaky is:
Also, last year's trailer says the demon “lured five children into its cave...one child for every month of winter” and the new trailer says it “lured people out of the villages into its cave.”
Who would have thought Eli Roth let someone make his movie seem less terrifying?
Whatever changed between trailers, it still doesn't make clowns, or this clown —
— any less nightmare-inducing!
A little history of Clown
Clown started as a fake trailer from “Lionsgate,” directed by “Eli Roth,” and was actually noticed by Mr. Roth himself! He and Mr. Watts took the movie and made it happen, and it's now coming to our theaters and nightmares next month!
The fake trailer is actually pretty freaking good: