Forget Citizen Kane… Here’s Circus Kane!


Forget Citizen Kane... Here's Circus Kane!

Killer clown caper Circus Kane coming later this year

May I take this space to call for an official moratorium on the killer clown flick? After enduring Rob Zombie’s tired and shrill home movie 31 (read our review here), the writer doesn’t care if he ever sees another damned movie about a sinister circus stalker ever again. Well, except for the new adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. Because that’s King.

But recent months have seen a tsunami of bad clowns in bad movies like Clowntown and Clowngeist and now, rising from the greasepainted wreckage, we get the 31 riff Circus Kane, which is about as far removed from the blazing trails of Orson Welles as you can imagine…

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Circus Kane is coming from later this year from Uncork’d Entertainment and stars Jonathan Lipnicki and it’s directed by Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray (son of the great Fred Olen Ray, so there is some solid trash pedigree right there). Circus Kane sees a reclusive circus master invite a group of social media stars to his house of haunts. Anyone who can make it out before being scared into submission will earn $250,000 — but the social media stars soon learn they are not only competing for money, but also fighting for their lives. Bill Voorhees and Mark Christopher Lawrence also star.

James Cullen Bressack and Zack Ward wrote Circus Kane, based on a story by Sean Sellars. Producing are DeInstitutionalized’s Gerald Webb and Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray along with Bressack.

The film will appear — out of competition, no doubt — at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but we have your first look at the official trailer below. It looks fun. And we hope it’s the final world in creepy murderous clown cinema for a while…

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