This book contains 160 horror movie reviews. These movies all contain shock, sex and gore. The reviews are sorted in order of preference. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 types of ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, moods, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review. These films are not for the squeamish. You have been warned!
Despite an evocative title, and while it is truly horrifying, Clown is not the quintessential killer buffoon movie. It’s not just about an evil clown but a haunted costume, ultimately, that engulfs his wearer and transmutes him slowly then drives him crazy. This is not the clown your mom warned you about. He’s much worse. His transformation is slow, painful, and disgusting.
The film goes in really dark places. It goes as far as making children potential victims, and it doesn’t give them a special treatment. The clown costume comes with a dense mythos that would be too heavy in the hands of weak writers. On the contrary, in this case, it gives the movie depth. For a good while, we’re not sure what kind of creature we are dealing with.
The actors are excellent. The camera is always where it needs to be. The script focuses on the right elements. This is storytelling at its best. I wouldn’t call Clown a comedy, but it’s a rapid fire of dark humor and sarcasm. Children dying horribly can be funny. Extreme gore can be hilarious. Clowns are hysterical. For all these reasons, this movie deserves to be seen.