‘It’s about to get twisted’
Clownado is a 2019 American horror 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 its cover – This is certainly no comedy.”
” …this one’s got bottom-of-the-barrel everything, from acting to dialogue to camerawork to direction to pacing to editing, you name it. There’s a yen toward gore, ‘cause the filmmakers are apparently twelve, but this is done so unevenly that I wonder what’s even going on with them […] Everything that happens on screen is painfully obnoxious…” Allusions of Grandeur
“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…” The B Club
” …there’s no humor, no real guffaws to balance out the gore. Nobody will ever argue that the ‘source’ material for Sheet’s movie — the Sharknado films — were works of cinematic art. But they were funny and fun to watch. Without any levity — intentional or unintentional — Clownado fails to rise above being just a slick title for a substandard movie.” Gruesome magazine
“It’s got gallons of blood and guts, but it also has great one-liners, boobs with teeth, and a demonic dwarf clown clawing its way out of a corpse. It’s got feminism (what else would you call a group of women ripping the head off of an evil clown with their bare hands?). And it has genuinely likeable characters…” Horror Screams Video Vault
“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.” Indie Horror Films
“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.” Rock! Shock! Pop!
Wild Eye Releasing unleashed Clownado on VOD on September 3 and DVD on September 17, 2019.
Main cast and characters:
John O’Hara … Big Ronnie
Rachel Lagen … Savanna Dane
Bobby Westrick … Hunter Fidelis
Antwoine Steele … Dion Livingston
Dilynn Fawn Harvey … Bambi Fawn Taylor
Sierra Stodden … Rachel Carpenter
Linnea Quigley … Spider
Eileen Dietz … Christine
Joel D. Wynkoop … Memphis ‘Hurricane’ Hawk
Jeanne Silver … Autumn Moonspell
Jeremy Todd … Chris
Millie Milan … Molly
Cayt Feinics … Satchel the Clown
Douglas Epps … Nic Stone
Nate Karny Cole … Chuckles
Micah Dillinger … Wizzo the Clown
John Meacham … Diner Patron / Victim
Skyler Roberts … Circus Crowd
Jack McCord … Sheriff Morgan
Sheila Brandon Allen … Alice
Eric Danger Dionne … Boppo the Clown
1 hour 40 minutes