Clowns and horror have been pretty good bedfellows in the past, whether they be successful films (think Pennywise in It), or pretty crap films (think Ross Noble’s Stitches).

Looking to put a new spin on things are producer Eli Roth and director John Watts, who have managed to mix both clowns and ancient demons into the same package.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

“When the entertainer hired for his son’s sixth birthday party is a no-show, doting father Kent dons a clown outfit himself. But after the festivities, he finds he can’t take it off – the bulbous nose is stuck to his face, the frizzy wig glued to his hair and the make-up permanently etched on his features. Too late he learns the costume is the skin of an ancient demon and his family must race to break the curse before the transformation into a homicidal killer with outsize shoes is complete.”

Andy Powers stars as the father-gone-wrong, with support from the likes of Peter Stormare and even Roth himself (as Frowny the Clown no less).

Clown will kick off the Saturday, February 28 slate in Glasgow, with an 11am start time.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.