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I'd rather go to the circus...,
This review is from: Clownhouse (DVD)
The basic premise is this, three mental patients escape at night (when else), kill three clowns and don their disguises and go on a killing spree.
Meanwhile, Sam Rockwell and his two brothers stay at home on their own and get stalked by the clowns.
Because they would rather stay around than escape somewhere.....
This is one of those movies that was really popular in the eighties, and is fondly remembered by lots of people, but sadly, I never saw this movie until yesterday, and seeing it as a 34 year old rather than a twelve year old really makes the film mundane and pretty uneventful.
One of the boys has a phobia of clowns, so they take him to the circus, great idea.
After the token outburst, they all go home and get stalked, for the rest of the film. But it's not stalking, it's a bunch of people in clown suits, standing in the dark and having a torch shone in their face.
Maybe if i saw the film when I were younger I would have appreciated he cheapness and relate do the children, but now, I just see a young Sam Rockwell and two other kids not doing much else but hide and be horrible to one another.
Not scary, and I doubt it's not that bad for people with a real phobia of clowns.
They should watch IT instead...
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2014 21:44:41 BDT
Mr. T. D. Mcgready says:
U must have watched a different film from this one I seen on youtube. This is a very well made great film with everything that makes a classic.And its about 3 brothers the oldest who always gives his young brother age 11 a hard time because of his fear of Clowns.And he is ashamed of both his young brothers because they are not as hard tuff as him.When we watch and get right on into the film we become a part of it.We see and understand everything that goes on all through the film.A different scare film but not with just adults but with 3 youngsters.The second oldest his close bond brother love for his young brother and always stands by him without any fail no matter what.This is a great film for the time it was made and the 3 boys are first class actors.Again a great movie that has so much to give that others can't see.If it was a adult film a slash blood goar horror adults only u would like it without any children in it. This is how and what a great film is and should be as how movies are made.And when I can by it at a lower price its one I'm for sure going to get when it goes down.A classic different kind of movie one not to miss. Well made well put together.I'm glad I seen it and looking forward to getting it.Don't miss it.Hay this and IT are classics.
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