Today brings our 5th and 6th categories with
Today is October 7th
Today’s double feature films are
The #Clown category needs no introduction. Some have found them creepy since childhood, for others it was was Stephen King’s IT that turned them dark in their mind – be it King’s book, the 1990 mini-series or today’s film 2017’s IT (Chapter One).
There is a good chance you saw this in the theater – IT had a huge marketing campaign and box office numbers were impressive. It had the 4th highest box-office numbers for an R rated film – and takes 1st place when looking just at horror films.
Numbers aside, IT is quite good – though in my opinion it’s not as good as the hype and ticket sales would imply it’s still worthy of a spot on this year’s list with plenty of things done right. You’ll quickly find yourself interested in the characters but, like me, you might find the town of Derry’s bullies and parents more disturbing than its most famous clown. Still, I’m sure I’ll see chapter two when it’s released fall 2019 and will reserve my final judgment until I’ve seen the second half.
Our second film, Clown, adds #Body/Melt to the #Clown category. If this is your first exposure to the genres here is a quick and oversimplified explanation. Body horror is a genre of horror films where disturbing images or ideas relating to your body are a major theme. Melt is a sub-genre of body horror which features bodies that suffer exaggerated and messy destruction, often but not always it’s literal melting.
I can’t say that Clown is a better #Clowns film than IT. And I know plenty of you will disagree with me; but I think Clown is a much scarier film. If you haven’t seen it yet and the trailer makes you laugh – don’t pass it up just because of that. The trailer and even the premise don’t do it justice.
MPAA Rating: R
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