Gags – USA, 2018

Gags is a 2018 American horror feature film directed by Adam Krause from a screenplay co-written with John Pata, based on Krause’s 2016 short film of the same name. The Head Trauma productions feature stars Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez and Aaron Christensen.

A small city in Wisconsin is terrorised by a mysterious clown who roams the streets late at night with nothing more than a handful of black balloons.

The local news stations scramble to break the story on who he is and what he wants while a group high schoolers see the clown’s arrival as an excuse to create a little trouble themselves.

The police try to maintain order in a city that has gone clown crazy and a conservative podcast host vows to put a stop to the clown known as Gags while broadcasting his “clown hunt” on social media for the world to see…

Reviews:

…Gags feels like something of a letdown; there is a genuinely good idea at its core (I love that Krause tries to explore that recent trend of weird clowns just showing up everywhere), but his approach never really works for me as a viewer. Most of the characters are bland and unlikeable, and the scares are few and far between.” Heather Wixson, Daily Dead

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