In real life, clowns can be scary and frightening.
And we’re not just talking about the fictionalized terror in the upcoming IT Chapter 2.
A few years ago, many pranksters dressed up as clowns terrorizing local populace by standing in neighborhoods and street corners.
I remembered watching on the news that a group of clowns terrorized small towns in Central California and they never got caught for a few weeks.
Now Magnet Releasing, a genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired the worldwide rights to Wrinkles The Clown, a documentary that seeks to uncover one of these real life clown stories. For Wrinkles The Clown, he terrorized disobedient children throughout Florida and became an urban legend himself.
The film is directed and co-written by Michael Beach Nichols. It was also co-written and edited by Christopher K. Walker.
Here’s the synopsis:
It started with a silent black and white surveillance video uploaded to YouTube that depicted a child sleeping peacefully. Until a disheveled old man disguised as a clown slid out from beneath her bed. Afterward, similar videos started appearing online, showing the clown pushing a cart in a parking lot, waving alongside a busy highway and holding balloons in front of a suburban home. The unsettling clips, which immediately went viral, launched Wrinkles The Clown to Internet infamy. Soon, cryptic stickers with his eerie visage and phone number were plastered on telephone poles and in bathrooms all over Florida promising to terrify misbehaving children. Over one million voicemails were left.
Wrinkles The Clown will make its world premiere at Fantastic Fest and then released into theaters on October 4th.
Here’s the original video of the CCTV that started it all below:
Source: Magnet Releasing