Friday, October 7, 2011

Secrets of the Clown (2007)

After a long day of yard work, I decided to sit back and enjoy something that should have a home in the Scarlet Circus. Today’s entry came from the Midnight Horror Collection: Bloody Slashers, it is 2007s demonic clown slasher, Secrets of the Clown. Remember only 24 days until Halloween.

Plot/ After the brutal murder of his best friend Jim, Bobbie is haunted by a presence. His girlfriend Val is distant and appears to have secrets of her own. Then the nightmares begin. Through the nightmares Bobbie uncovers clues regarding the murderer's identity. With the killer still on the loose, bodies piling up, and time running out, Bobbie hires a psychic to contact his deceased friend Jim. But some secrets were never meant to be revealed. The dreams will guide him, the secrets will blind him, the murders haunt him. Only together will they unlock the Secrets of the Clown.

Ahhh, low budget independent horror is one of my favorite endeavors, although, I will admit that I am often torn when reviewing it. These flicks sit at the heart of the genre and need to be seen. Like many, this movie is far from perfect suffering from some poor lighting, uneven acting, some unrefined dialogue and too many off screen deaths. However, there are a lot of positives. The cinematography, sound and story all work (complete with some decent plot twists). This is not to mention the fact that the flick is soaked in blood, buckets and buckets of blood! This film is not for everyone and it is far from being perfect. However, it is an entertaining combination of the demonic clown and slasher genres, and if you are a fan of low budget independent horror like I am, you should check it out!

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