Clown Blu-ray Review
“Clown” is worth a watch if you can handle it.
In “Clown,” the story starts off with a real-estate agent (Kent) getting ready for his son Jack’s birthday party. A clown was set to show up at the party, but he cancelled at the last minute. Not wanting to disappoint his son, Kent decides to dress up as a clown using an old costume he found in one of the houses he is selling. This is when all hell breaks loose. You see, once Kent put the costume on, he is unable to remove it. The wig, the nose, and the suit stick to him. Worse still, his behavior begins to change and his stomach begins to crave something unnatural. Wanting to be free of this curse, Kent sets out to find answers about the suit only to discover some horrifying truths. Is Kent doomed? Will his wife and son be safe? All is revealed in the end.
As I pointed out in my recent review of “Bite,” I’m not huge fan of body horror. However, the long delayed Eli Roth produced “Clown” manages to take the subgenre to a clever albeit grotesque place. The idea of a man transforming into a clown is a creepy idea on its own, but having the man become a child eating clown is even creepier. Director Jon Watts (who is helming the upcoming “Spider-Man: Homecoming”) really goes to town with the concept by giving the whole film a very unsettling vibe as Kent’s life tragically spirals out of control.
As clever and eerie as “Clown” is, the plot isn’t exactly revolutionary. The movie unfolds in a rather predictable fashion and the middle act suffers from being rather repetitive and uneventful at times. Still, Kent’s ever changing transformation is reason enough to see it.
Presentation: 2.40:1 1080p. How does it look? This Blu-ray disc boasts a crisp hi-def transfer.
Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? It does the job.
* Digital copy.
* “Making Clown Featuring Producer Eli Roth” contains film clips, set footage, plot and character discussions by cast and crew members, information about the original trailer, etc.
Overall Thoughts: If you love killer clown movies and or body horror movies, “Clown” is bound to be your dream movie.
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