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      Fear of Clowns

      R Released Feb 28, 2006 1h 46m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings An artist who purges her fears through painting is terrified to discover that her nightmarish creations have taken on a life of their own. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Scott Weinberg The stalker here is a creatively painted (and decidedly homicidal) clown, one who's been jammed, it seems, into a rather juicy episode of Dynasty or Dallas. Rated: 2/5 Mar 4, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Pacing could be tighter and I’m not sure how they picked the uggo who plays tuck for love interest but overall great low budget film with some HILARIOUS one liners. Oh I have never liked the whole “second ending “ thing, it’s dreamlike and strange and you feel everything was already wrapped up neatly before the ambiguous ending, which was maybe a dream? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/27/18 Full Review Audience Member Wow. Just wow. A friend of mine rented this one weekend because he knows I have a thing about clowns. In retaliation to his heartless prank I made him watch the entire movie. Unfortunately that meant I had to watch it as well. The premise of the movie is an absolutely ridiculous "get out of the divorce free" plot and the sights used for shooting look like they used the stage after the porno being filmed there was done for the day. I don't really know how to pick apart everything wrong with this movie so I won't even try. There are some high points as much as it pains me to admit it. The music does have a good "creepy" vibe to it and the face-paint on the murderer was excellently done. Simple yet effective. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member yeah not much to say here...just pretty godawful with a side of horrifying ACTING. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member For such an obvious low budget,[b] Fear of Clowns[/b] was really quite good. The story follows an artist who paints scary clowns. That’s all well and good until a scary clown starts killing those close to her. The acting is bad, but I’ve seen worse and sometimes the dialogue had me shaking my head and/or giggling. But the director, Kevin Kangas (“Hunting Humans”), has some real talent, even if this is only his second straight-to-video release. Also, the final showdown takes place in a movie theater, and you know those are really creepy late at night. Side note: a sequel is in the works for 2007, also releasing directly on video. I’ll be there. [b]Howl’s Moving Castle[/b] has all of the things I’ve come to expect from Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away”), magic, heart, humor and beautiful, breathtaking animation. This story is about a young woman cursed with an old body by a witch. Her only chance at being returned to form lies in seeking the help of the vain wizard, Howl, and the other interesting inhabitants of his walking castle. I didn’t find this film as crazy or heart wrenching as Spirited Away, but I was still drawn into the story. And I love Miyazaki’s world where magic is everywhere and anything could be a prince under a curse. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Not bad for a low budget flick. The director needs to learn to keep the pace a little better...........but still worth a view! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member [center] [font=Century Gothic][size=3]Ok, I’m trying to type a review one handed. The hand is still bugging me. Thank God for spell check in MSN Word. I'm starting this at 2pm lets see what time it is when I get done. [img][/img] [img][/img] [/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]All righty then, I don’t know about any of you, but as a kid clowns creeped me out a bit. As a matter of fact they still do, but it’s more on an annoyance level than anything. Last night we watched Fear of Clowns.[/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]Lynn (Jacky Reres) a down on her luck artist is the main character. She is going through a nasty divorce and just so happens to paint clowns. (How interesting.) Lynn doesn’t paint your Ringling Brothers clowns; no she paints the scary nasty ones that you see in your nightmares. Lynn is being sued for sole custody of her little boy, and her ex is petitioning the court for alimony payments as well. (He’s a doctor, come on.) All this has made Lynn a tad wary of men, but it doesn’t keep her from getting cozy with Tuck Flynn (Rick Ganz). Tuck tries to sweep Lynn off her feet by buying an $8,000 painting of hers. And to add to all that’s happening with Lynn a killer clown is on the loose, and someone is stalking Lynn and killing off her friends. Is it the clown? [/size][/font] [/center] [center] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]There is a lot of good with the movie along with the bad. The good is that Mark Lassise (whom plays Shivers the clown) performance is good. He has basically no dialogue but he’s so stinking intimidating that it made my nerves jangle a bit. Jacky Reres also gives a solid performance. She obviously has coulrophobia (fear of clowns, and yes I looked that up.) but it's never really explained why. Which leads me to the fact that both characters have a back-story that is never really shown enough so you can piece it together. Which is a let down. You never really understand why Lynn is scared of clowns and why the heck Shivers is so messed up in the head. A plus that I need to add, Frank Lama who plays Detective Peters is funny, it’s all most as if he’s paying homage to Bruce Campbell. From the looks to the way he acts. This is a part of the movie I found really amusing. The acting from the rest of the cast with these three exceptions was really awful. Wooden and just painful to watch. [/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3][b][img][/img] **Shivers doesn't look like he's bringing baloon animals and cotton candy.. nope he's bringing an ax.**[/b] [/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]The bad on this one is that some scenes seemed to run forever, while others really weren’t needed. About half way through the movie the film lost focus and I had a WTF moment of what was going on. Then the movie picked up again and then floundered again. [/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]The movie really isn’t that scary. It is a low budget film and it shows at times. All in all not a bad rent if you’re a horror fan. There are some cool killing scenes in it, but nothing that hasn’t been done before. [/size][/font] [/center] [center][font=Century Gothic][size=3]And now it's 3:10.. Phew that took awhile. [/size][/font] [/center] [center] [/center] Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An artist who purges her fears through painting is terrified to discover that her nightmarish creations have taken on a life of their own.
      Kevin Kangas
      Rick Ganz, John Hess, Kevin Kangas
      Kevin Kangas
      Production Co
      Kangas Kahn Films
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 28, 2006, Limited
      1h 46m
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