Clownado – USA, 2019

‘It’s about to get twisted’

Clownado is a 2019 American horror feature film written, produced and directed by Todd Sheets (Bonehill Road; Dreaming Purple Neon; House of Forbidden Secrets; Zombie Bloodbath; Goblin; et al). The movie stars Linnea Quigley, Julie Anne Prescott and Eileen Dietz.

Todd Sheets explained the project: “The goal with Clownado is to make a damned good, scary and splatter-filled, nonstop roller coaster ride of a horror movie. It’s something new, fresh, original and unique but also familiar. Using only Practical Special Makeup Effects and old school styled Visual Effects, Clownado has the vibe of Classic Horror movies we love. Think Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Bad Taste and Texas Chainsaw Massacre if Lucio Fulci was directing, all mixed in a swirling storm of insanity.

Now add in scary supernatural clowns and the cinematic visual style known as Film Noir. – intense composition with shadow and light. – and a bit of that incredible John Carpenter suspense (John was also influenced by Noir classics). – and you have an ambitious, over the top gorefest epic!. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover – This is certainly no comedy.”

Reviews:

“The supernatural story provides an excellent base and the epic effects and score are a feast for the eyes and the ears. Then add in the cast who are more than just shy bystanders portraying memorable  characters, no doubt offending the PC brigade in certain scenes…” Shaun Jackson, The B Club review

“This is actually a beautifully shot film overall, and Sheets gets some great angles and frame-work (especially when he combines the two), and the story never drags. There are some questionable actions taken by the characters to add time to the story, but these nasty clowns are entertaining as hell, and the fodder characters are fun as well and keep the viewer interested.” Richard Gary, Indie Horror Films review

“It’s gory, often pretty funny and occasionally shocking but so too is it freakishly creative and, considering its budget, surprisingly polished. There’s no shortage of entertainment value to be had with this one, it’s pretty crazy stuff.” Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop! review

“If you’ve seen any of Todd’s films then you know to expect intense amounts of gore. Done, of course, with old fashioned practical effects. Clownado does not disappoint in that department. Faces are peeled off, bowels are disemboweled, and heads are torn off in graphic detail. And that’s just scratching the surface, this is a major gorefest. Take that as a recommendation or warning as you will. The storm effects are a bit of a mixed bag however.” Jim Morazzini, Voices from the Balcony review

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