When the clown he hired for his son's birthday party fails to show up, Kent McCoy dons a clown suit from his attic to entertain. But after the party, he's unable to remove the costume and soon begins to feel a murderous spirit taking control of him.
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- Jon Watts
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Clown is a mean-spirited horror movie about a good dad who unwisely puts on a demonic clown suit for his son's birthday party and ends up trying to kill children. The character is punished for his deeds, even though he's more a victim of bad luck than anything. Violence is gory and gruesome, with children killed, lots of blood, severed limbs, broken limbs, decapitations (both dog and human), vomiting of bones and blood, and power saws and sledgehammers used as weapons. The bad guy also starts to rip into a woman's stomach to get at her unborn baby. Language is also strong, with several uses of "f--k" and "s--t" and kids swearing. A husband and wife share an intimate moment on the couch; she straddles him and they kiss. A character drinks drugged tea and passes out.
- Sexual Content
- A married couple kisses; she straddles him on the couch.
- Children in peril; adults stalk children. Biting child's fingers off. Child killed by a power saw. Suicide attempt (multi-colored clown blood spatters on wall). A young bully is murdered, corpse shown. Dog decapitated. Sledgehammer to head (head comes off). Lots of blood. Accidental sliced wrist, gory skinned nose, kitchen knife in shoulder, broken arm (with bone poking out), severed arm, vomiting bones and blood. Clown pokes hand into woman's stomach (to get her unborn baby). Guns shown. Coughing gross stuff into a woman's face. Kids play a violent video game.
- Several uses of "f--k" and "s--t," plus "goddamn," "lardass," "a--hole," "bitch," "f-g," "suck balls," "douche" (some of these used by kids), plus "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation).
- Social Behavior
- A father starts trying to do the right thing for his son but is then unnecessarily punished for it, as is his family.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Man drinks drugged tea and passes out.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it