Clowns are terrifying, it’s as simple as that and if you disagree then you are weird.
Obviously the clown became immortalised in the realm of horror movies thanks to Stephen King’s masterpiece, IT.
Well now the circus characters are being taken to a whole new level from the same creative mind that brought us the hilariously bizarre Sharknado franchise.
Now Todd Sheets is bringing the same tornado-based format to the big screen again, just this time he’s switching out the sharks for clowns. Of course.
Speaking to Bloody Disgusting, Sheets said: “The goal with Clownado was to make a damned good, scary and splatter-filled, nonstop roller coaster ride.It’s something new, fresh, original and unique but also familiar.”
He explained that the film uses only practical effects and old style visual effects, making it reminiscent of various horror classics.
“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.”
The whole thing sounds lovely.
Let’s not forget though that the Sharknado somehow managed to stretch itself over SIX films. With the final feature being a time-travel epic with Nazis, dinosaurs and Noah’s ark called The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time.
In August, Sharknado director Anthony Ferrante revealed that the cast actually tried to quit the movie when they found out the film’s title.
Now we have all the time in the world to give you the biggest, baddest #Sharknado yet.
— Sharknado (@SharknadoSYFY) August 16, 2018
The horror genre has enjoyed a mightily impressive year, particularly Netflix’s Haunting of Hill House, which has been an unprecedented hit with viewers.
Stephen King even went as far as describing it as “close to a masterpiece” which is a pretty big deal from the godfather of horror himself.
It’s no surprise then that Netflix is already ‘in talks’ to get more episodes out of the show in the form of a second series.
Speaking to JOE, Michiel Huisman (Steven Crain) said: “Well, you know what. Very early on, when we were still shooting this show, we had conversations about what a second season could look like and I think that one of the crazy things about Mike (Flanagan) is that he is an infinite well of ideas and stories.
“I don’t think he ever sleeps! There are possibilities – if the show is a hit – to create a second season and still be in this world of Hill House.”