Scary clown movies have always intrigued me and the trailer looked decent for Clownstrophobia, but the film falls terribly flat. The story had some potential, but was a little off the wall and at times was confusing, but all that could have been forgiven if the clown was scary and the kills were good. My biggest complaint is that the poster with the clown on it looks creepy, but when you get the clown in the movie he isn’t very scary. When you see a movie about the “Fear of Clowns” you expect to see a creepy clown to project some of the fear to the viewer. The clown was weird, but not any creepier than your average slasher. Not to mention when he tortures some people I found myself laughing mostly when it probably shouldn’t have been funny.
The acting was terrible, so bad that I was laughing at half the things they said. For example calling the clown “Snuffles” was pretty hilarious and each time 1 of the characters used the name I couldn’t help but laugh. For fans of gore, the kill scenes were pretty anti-climatic and weren’t anything special. Clownstrophobia fell short in every aspect and I’d only recommend it to fans of hardcore cheesy movies.
My Rating: 3/10
Originally posted 2010-04-05 09:28:40.