Today is Psychotic Saturdays! Saturday. Time for all the weirdoes to roam the streets in pleasure and merriment. It is also time to let the crazy out of the box. When all the chaos of responsibility of the daily grind are set a side for all the crazy of family and party time. This Saturday the post is about those dreaded and sinister demons from beyond the realm of sanity-the clown. These clowns are not seeking your laughter, instead they command your screams! Obviously I have went out of my way not to post the most notable horror flicks about clowns because I posted them in 2012 and I wanted to show some lesser known films.
1. Out Of The Dark 1988
“Out Of The Dark” was directed by Michael Schroeder and stars Cameron Dye, Karen Black, Bud Cort, Divine and Lynn Danielson-Rosenthal. This film was Divine’s last movie and is considered an erotic horror comedy.
Suite Nothings, is a sleazy L.A. phone *fantasy* hot-line...in other words a phone-sex service, voiced by failed models, in which callers get to divulge their fantasies over the phone. Among them is Bobo, an individual who's twisted sense of humor, is matched only by his warped mental state. Dressed in an eerily comical mask of all things a clown, he begins murderous vendetta against these hot-line workers. As a body-count in this city steadily increases, this so-called ringmaster in his own personnel circus of fear and fatal pain, who makes his victims walk a tightrope of sheer terror moments before he brutally ends their lives. Bobo is going to prove why no one should talk to strangers...especially when they are as strange and insane as he is.
2. Funny Man 1994
“Funny Man” was directed by Simon Sprackling and stars Tim James, Christopher Lee, Benny Young and Pauline Black. The film is a horror comedy that likes it’s humor dark and horror even darker.
When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man, a demonic jester with a varied and imaginative repertoire of homicidal techniques and an irreverent sense of humour. Meanwhile, Max's brother is on his way to the mansion with a bunch on hitchhikers who will be lucky to survive the night.
3. Slashers 2001
“Slashers” is a Canadian import with Japanese flare directed by Maurice Devereaux. It stars Sarah Joslyn Crowder, Tony Curtis Blondell, Kieran Keller, Neil Napier and Jerry Sprio.
Japan's number one extreme reality show is having it's first all-American special! Six lucky contestants, chosen from thousands of applicants, will have the chance to win millions of dollars, and all they have to do is stay alive!
4. Urban Massacre 2002
“Urban Massacre” is directed by Dale Resteghini and stars La La Anthony, Baby Sham, Capone and D-Don. The film blends crime, drama and horror in a unique urban style.
The hottest underground Hip Hop group, Tha Supanatchralz, Ivory, Krumbsnatcha, Remedy, Dia, Baby Sham have a killer in their midst. Bodies are dropping all around them and nobody knows why. When Tha Supanatchralz uncover the crazed slasher is a clown, they must hunt him down. But... will they be his next victims?
5. Secrets Of The Clown 2007
“Secrets Of The Clown” was directed by Ryan Badalamenti who also stars in the film along side Tami Badalamenti, John Blick and Kelli Clevenger. The film is a low budget horror b-movie works with both the noir and slasher motif.
After the brutal murder of his best friend Jim, Bobbie is haunted by a presence. His girlfriend Val is distant and appears to have secrets of her own. Then the nightmares begin. Through the nightmares Bobbie uncovers clues regarding the murderer's identity. With the killer still on the loose, bodies piling up, and time running out, Bobbie hires a psychic to contact his deceased friend Jim. But some secrets were never meant to be revealed. The dreams will guide him, the secrets will blind him, the murders haunt him. Only together will they unlock the "Secrets of the Clown.
6. Torment 2008
“Torment” was directed by Steve Sessions and stars Suzi Lorraine, Tom Stedham, Ted Alderman and Lucien Eisenach. The film comes from Indie company This Is Not A Dream.
Suzi Lorraine plays Laura Wiggington, a woman recently discharged from a psychiatric hospital. Her husband Ray (Tom Stedham) takes her to an isolated river cottage to recover. There she is stalked by a psychopathic clown named Dissecto who performs macabre "tricks" for his literally captive audiences. But does the clown really lurk nearby or only in the dark recess of Laura's troubled mind?