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Wrinkles the Clown

Documentary about horror clown Wrinkles plays a brilliant and ambiguous game with reality.

In 2015, a security camera registered the first performance of Wrinkles the Clown, a frightening figure appearing next to the bed of a sleeping girl. A phenomenon was born: the clown who soon became the embodiment of everything that both attracts and frightens us in horror. Documentary about horror clown Wrinkles plays a brilliant and ambiguous game with reality.

Ever since the release of Stephen King’s IT, the profession of clown has become pretty much synonymous with horror. This ambiguous documentary follows a relative of IT’s Pennywise. A horror clown who can be hired by parents to keep disobedient children in line, but is embraced as a hero and role model by those very same children. Confusing? No more so than the status of Pennywise himself: beloved icon and bogeyman at the same time. And subject of a true media hype. Who – or what – is behind Wrinkles? In the end it’s our morbid fascination with the phenomenon that’s the real subject of this delightfully unsettling film.

Info

Type Online
Director Michael Nichols
Country VS
Year 2019
Duration 78 min
Spoken languages English
Subtitles Without
Cast Wrinkles the Clown

Tickets

7 Sep 17:00 - 9 Sep 23:59
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