Who knew that what the world really needed right now…was a muthafuckin Clownado?!?!
Directed by Todd Sheets
Written by Todd Sheets and Darrel Shackelford
Starring Linnea Quigley, Eileen Dietz, Julie Anne Prescott, Dylinn Fawn Harvey, Millie Milan, and Joel D. Wynkoop
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And you thought Sharknados were scary! We’ve just gotten our first look at the trailer for Todd Sheets’ Clownado—and it’s a good thing we watched it on an empty stomach! Now, we’re no strangers to extreme clown-themed horror (just look at Dread Central Presents’ crown jewel, Terrifier for proof) but this is some next level depravity!
Give the trailer a spin at the bottom of the article. Clownado stars iconic scream queen Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) along with Eileen Dietz, Julie Anne Prescott, and Dilynn Fawn Harvey.
Here’s how Sheets described the project when he was crowdfunding:
“The goal with Clownado is to make a damned good, scary and splatter-filled, nonstop roller coaster ride of a Horror movie. It’s something new, fresh, original and unique but also familiar. Using only practical special makeup effects and old-school styled visual effects, Clownado has the vibe of classic horror movies we love. Think Evil Dead, Dead Alive, Bad Taste, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre if Lucio Fulci was directing, all mixed in a swirling storm of insanity. Now add in scary supernatural Clowns and the cinematic visual style known as film noir (intense composition with shadow and light) and a bit of that incredible John Carpenter suspense and you have an ambitious, over the top gorefest epic! Don’t judge a book by its cover: This is certainly no comedy.”
When I first heard about Clownado I kind of fobbed it of as just being a little silly film due to the title, but after viewing the first official trailer for the film, which you can view below, has firmly shut my trap. It’s an absolute tornado of carnage, clowns are poppin’ up here there […]
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Let me preface this review with saying that I have ALWAYS been a sucker for werewolf films. While the vampire is sexy, alluring and allows you to flirt with death while not always having to marry it, the werewolf’s courtship with the yawning blackness of terror has always been drenched in red. They are killing machines, sharks on land and to see one is to ultimately see your fate.
Todd Sheets has managed to create a film that feels more like throwback cinema than most of the glossy, highly publicized nods to the 80s and 90s that are working to glut the market every release date. This FEELS like a film I would pick up from my local mom & pop videostore on a Friday night. It functions on the same kind of unapologetic indie horror impulses that made that era in horror filmmaking so much fun. It is raw, rough around the edges AND full of heart and passion.
The film follows a mother and daughter (Eli DeGeer & Ana Plumberg) as they run to escape the abuse they’ve suffered under the man in their home. On their way to Emily’s father’s house they take Bonehill Road, a turn that will leave them fighting for their lives against a new threat, one that is hungry relentless and in need of a good shave.
The threats in Bonehill Road are numerous and work to lead the audience on a journey of perseverance as both mother and daughter are put through a gauntlet of emotional and physical pain. THIS is the relationship that proves Bonehill Road to be smarter than the casual viewer would presume. Both DeGeer and Plumberg are convincing as an at-odds family that is so used to struggling, so used to struggling that the idea of finally crawling out from their struggles is both foreign and at times scarier than the obstacles it proposes. They sell the film and in a fashion that you find yourself genuinely want to see them prevail.
If anything works against the heart of Bonehill it is the film’s second act. As Eden and her mother run from the supernatural on the long stretch of road serving as the film’s namesake, they unwittingly stumble into a serial killer’s latest foray into masochism as he deviously tortures another group of women. I get that we are being introduced to yet another scenario where Emily is yet again forced to climb out from under the subjugation of another man, hell-bent on destroying her and her child. It works, but runs a little too long as these are the moments where the film is most unpolished and lingers on some of the weakest performances. Linnea Quigley, even in the midst of this second act does deliver one of her better performances, stepping outside of the usual stereotypes.
Bonehill is gloriously indie and if you can look past some of its low budget shortcomings is a great creature flick with standout leads and some notable practical creature f/x. Recommended.
I feel like we’ve been following Todd Sheets’ werewolf movie Bonehill Road for years, just waiting in anticipation for the carnage to be unleashed, and now the time has come. The beast is unchained and let loose as we speak onto DVD, with a digital release arriving soon. And thanks to Bloody-Disgusting, we have a […]
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Scream Queen Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) stars in Todd Sheets’ new werewolf movie, Bonehill Road, alongside Andrew Baltes, Clinton Baysinger, and Logan Boese. Dread Central was lucky enough to score the exclusive, rather gory clip below; make sure your boss and coworkers aren’t around because this is definitely NSFW. Also, use headphones unless you want the cops to come and investigate all the screaming!
Though it’s a werewolf flick, the clip below has some definite echoes of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Bonehill Road hits DVD this week with a Digital HD release coming soon.
Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive headfirst into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house of horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?
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From legendary underground filmmaker Todd Sheets comes a howlingly terrifying werewolf movie for Halloween!
Emily and Eden Stevens escape one violent situation only to dive head first into another. Terrified and alone they are stranded in the dark woods only to be chased into a horrific scene in a house or horrors. They must work together to get out alive. But what is worse? What is on the inside or out?
Linnea Quigley, Gary Kent, and David E. McMahon star in the film, out from Wild Eye Releasing this week on DVD and on Digital soon.