Plastered around telephone poles, buildings, and ice cream trucks in South Florida, you’ll find stickers of a clown with hollowed-out eyes, thick red lips, and a phone number under his withered face. This is Wrinkles. Legend has it that the masked clown is out to provide a service terrorizing disobedient children. Over the past few years, Wrinkles has become folklore personified. Thanks to the hyperactive age of social media, the diabolic clown is pure nightmare fuel for naughty children but a breath of fresh air for parents in need of alternative disciplinary methods. Directed by Michael Beach Nichols, Wrinkles the Clown (watch the trailer here) introduces audiences to the man behind the mask and explores society’s dark fascination with his disturbing omnipresence. Read More »
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is horrifying audiences in theaters everywhere this weekend in IT: Chapter 2, but the people of southwest Florida have been terrified by a real life clown named Wrinkles, and it’s time for his story to be told.
Wrinkles the Clown is a new documentary from director Michael Beach Nichols (Welcome to Leith) which focuses on this seemingly mythical clown who first went viral after supposedly being hired to scare the hell out of a kid whose parents decided this was the best way to punish him for misbehaving. Following internet fame, more videos of Wrinkles soon began to appear online, and suddenly Wrinkles the Clown was a professional hired for “behavioral services”. Yes, this is all totally real. Watch the Wrinkles the Clown trailer to find out more about this horrifying and fascinating story. Read More »
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go on walkabout, muckrake with the best the British has to offer, find out why double penetration at 8 am is such hard work, hate on some real life Nazis, and go skateboarding in Dublin.
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