Jason Coffman reviews “Send in the Clowns” for Daily Grindhouse


2017 has been a banner year for clowns in popular horror culture, thanks to the massively anticipated film adaptation of Stephen King’s IT and smaller-scale scares like “Gags, The Green Bay Clown.” To provide some context for the current craze and a look at cinematic clowns present and past, the Yonkers location of the Alamo Drafthouse is running a special program entitled “Send in the Clowns.” Running from September 1st to the 7th, the series includes screenings of THE DARK KNIGHTHOUSE OF 1000 CORPSESKILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACEQUICK CHANGE, and SPAWN among many others. One particularly noteworthy film screening during this series is a new independent horror film entitled TERRIFIER from filmmaker Damien Leone, which may just be the making of a future “clown horror” icon.


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