Fans of horror, rejoice: “Clown” is a horrifically effective sampling from the genre, and definitely not for solitary viewing. It’s probably best to get a posse of friends and plan on a party afterwards because this will induce a serious scream-fest with weeping on the side. Yes, it’s that scary.
Apparently, producer Eli Roth had no idea the movie existed or who Jon Watts was, but Watts and his crew concocted a fake trailer and put Roth’s name in the credits. Their audacity intrigued the horror director enough to sign on, and his name also appears in the cast.