“A clown isn’t funny in the moonlight,” Lon Chaney once said, and Eli Roth appears to agree: the prolific producer’s new film, Clown, is the terrifying story of a father who puts on a clown costume for his son’s birthday party – and finds he can’t take it off again.
“It’s Jack’s 10th birthday, but the clown has cancelled,” says the official synopsis. “His dad, Kent, finds an old clown suit in the attic and saves the party. But after the party is over, Kent has a problem… the suit won’t come off. What starts as a joke quickly turns into a hellish nightmare. Kent can feel himself changing, and his desperate attempts to free himself just leave him in agonising pain. As the suit takes hold of his body, Kent slowly endures a brutal and agonising transformation. As he changes, an uncontrollable hunger begins to consume him; an overwhelming and insatiable hunger…for children.”
Clown, which has yet to secure a US release date, will debut on UK DVD and VOD on March 2, courtesy of StudioCanal. Check out the trailer here.