Gags the Clown (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Gags the Clown (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Gags the Clown (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Gags the Clown (2018) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Adam Krause
STARRING: Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracy Perez, Aaron Christensen
RATED: UR/REGION A/1:78/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Music Box Films

A small city in Wisconsin is terrorized by a mysterious clown who roams the streets late at night with nothing more than a handful of black balloons. The local news stations scramble to break the story on who he is and what he wants while a group of high schoolers see the clown’s arrival as an excuse to create a little trouble themselves. The police try to maintain order in a city that has gone clown crazy and a conservative podcast host vows to put a stop to the clown known as Gags while broadcasting his “clown hunt” on social media for the world to see.

Gags the Clown has a cool looking cover, I’ll give it that at least. The rest of the movie? Well, where does one start to break that one down? We have a clown that is popping up in random places and has a town trying to get answers to what exactly is the clown’s business. Along the way, we pretty much get more questions than answers. The most annoying thing about this one might be the style that it was shot in. The movie unfolds to us on a series of cell phones, surveillance cameras, police body cameras, live streams, and news broadcasts. This might not have been as annoying had the quality matched these things. It was clear this movie was shot on the same camera from start to finish on the same HD camera. The effects do more to annoy than help with this one.

Outside of a few moments of funny dialogue, this one doesn’t have a whole lot of other stuff to offer up. We have cool-looking clown but when you really boil it down here, that clown really isn’t put to use. We also have the annoying situation of a hunk of the kills sort of being off-screen and that can be a bummer. Gags the Clown had potential here but all that goes south from almost the start of things. We’re a long way from The Terrifier here, so if you were hoping for a killer clown movie on that level you won’t be finding that here with Gags sadly.

Extras

– Feature Commentary with filmmakers
– Gags, the original short film
– Gags: Terror Surrounds You 360 short film
– Storyboard comparison of ending
– VFX comparison featurette
– Cast Mannequin challenge video
– Doorbell cam production video
– Gag(s) reel

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 95%

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