Movie Review: Wrinkles the Clown (2019)

November 2, 2019

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Good ol’ Wrinkles the clown came to our attention back in 2015 when a video of him scaring the shit out of a young girl went viral A.F. Come to find out, the dude hired his services out to parents to terrify their misbehaving children which had all the attention and backlash that you could imagine; some were excited about the service, others wanted that creepy clown dead… and naturally among the youth he became an urban legend, and one you could actually reach by phone.

The videos continued to appear, and his legacy grew as his services began to be viewed as child abuse… because you know, it fuckin’ is. Of course Wrinkles is pragmatic about the whole affair, and considers his reign of terror to be “just a job”, and doesn’t feel bad about what he does in the slightest.

That’s right, we get to hear from Wrinkles himself, who in reality is an old homeless dude who lives in a van in the woods down Florida way, and this cat lives the dream; drinking, fishing, and going to strip clubs like the king he is!

During the course of the doc we also get to hear from folklore experts who view Wrinkles as a modern urban legend, psychiatrists examining his behavior, children who either idolize or are terrified by him, and the copycat clown activity he has inspired.

Of course all of this is set on it’s head when director Michael Beach Nichols offers up a revelation that completely changes the paradigm on Wrinkles… but I’m not going to reveal that in this revoltin’ review because I’m no asshole boils n’ ghouls!

Bottom line; Wrinkles the Clown is an entertaining and at times surprising view into a spine-tingling social media phenomenon that became a part of everyday life for some folks… for better or worse.

Wrinkles the Clown is released by Magnolia Pictures and recently played the 9th edition of Chattanooga Film Festival‘s Frightening Ass Film Fest.

For another look at Wrinkles from our own Joseph Perry head here!





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