Eli Roth not clowning around, tackling more horror
Eli Roth, the director of Hostel and the dude who bashed in Nazis heads in Inglourious Basterds, will produce two more sure-to-be unsettling films. According to Deadline, he’s working on Aftershock, a thriller based on the February 2010 Chilean earthquake, and Clown, a film about a man who becomes consumed by an evil clown costume. First-timer Jon Watts will direct Clown, based on a fake trailer he and a colleague put together that caught Roth’s eye. Check it out.
Earthquakes must be terrifying, but I know I’m not the only one who would rather sit through three screenings of Aftershock than see the movie about a clown, which are to me what snakes were to Indiana Jones. Clowns are freaky. Just ask Cliff Clavin, Cosmo Kramer or the little boy in Poltergeist. I do not need this kind of fright. The trailer alone is already under my skin.
What is it about clowns, PopWatchers? Does this film’s bozo have a chance to be the scariest clown since Pennywise?