Carlee ( Sadie Katz who co-wrote the film along with director Minh Collins) decides gettin’ hitched ain’t her bag (mainly because her future beau is a D-bag) and ditches her wedding along with a cadre of bridesmaids.
Their flight takes them waaaay off the beaten path and they find themselves at a motor inn run by a cult comprised of some of those creepy mother fuckin’ clowns that are all the rage with Irish women between the ages of 21 and 37 named Aoibhinn.
Anyway, those damn clowns have had a firm grip on the entire territory for centuries, and now they are making these ladies’ day hell six ways to Sunday! Now which, if any, of our comely heroines will survive these grease paint ghouls…
So what works, what doesn’t, and is Clown Fear worth your time? Glad you mother fuckers asked… even if you didn’t.
So firmly in the “plus” column is the acting present in this terror tale! It’s easy to believe our heroines are old friends, and their interactions seem genuine… as does those of the actor’s portraying those demonic clowns, as these folks appear to be having the time of their fucking lives! In short, you love both the hunters and their prey, and it’s a great deal of fun to see them go at it!
Speaking of clowns, the mythology behind the fiends is fun and well presented, and adds a layer of depth and world building that is refreshing, as does the crazy environments they have created for themselves.
In the negative column, this film runs a tad too long. At nearly an hour and fifty minutes things seem a bit padded, and certain scenes last longer than they should. A little more of a heavy hand in the editing room could have fixed this slight hiccup and really made this monstrous motor purr like a creepy cat! So yeah, put your weight on that edit button y’all!
As for special features, it’s light going as we get a brief behind-the-scenes featurette, a music video, and the film’s trailer.
To put a beastly bow on it, Clown Fear is a damn fine fright flick filled with lasses, lacerations, and putrid painted hooligans ready to put the murder upon ya somethin’ fierce!