While reports of assholes stalking the streets dressed as clowns seem to be dying down, the revived trend for their onscreen counterparts shows no signs of slowing. While Pennywise won’t be brightening screens until next September, there’s no shortage of red-nosed, big-shoed, painted-faced evildoers to enjoy, with the latest crop appearing in Circus Kane, which has landed a worldwide distribution deal through Uncork’d Entertainment.
The film is directed by Christopher Ray, the son of prolific cult director Fred Olen Ray, who made such cheapo classics as The Alien Dead (1980), Scalps (1983) and 1988’s Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers. Clearly following in his father’s footsteps, Christopher has made a number of contemporary B-movies including 2-Headed Shark Attack and Mega Shark Vs. Crocosaurus.
Circus Kane was scripted by James Cullen Bressack – director of 2012’s controversial Hate Crime, which remains banned in the UK – and actor Zack Ward (Freddy Vs. Jason, Resident Evil: Apocalypse), from a story by Sean Sellars.
In the film, “A reclusive circus master invites a group of social media stars to his house of haunts. Anyone who can make it out before being scared into submission will earn $250,000 — but the social media stars soon learn they are not only competing for money, but also fighting their lives.”
Uncork’d will be releasing Circus Kane sometime in 2017.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)