In late 2014, a low-res video of a person in a clown mask emerging from underneath a sleeping child’s bed appears on YouTube. The description below the video claims that the clown is named “Wrinkles”, that he lives in southwest Florida, and that he’s been hired by the child’s parents to frighten her for misbehaving. The video goes viral. Soon, more mysterious videos of Wrinkles scaring children appear online, along with a phone number to hire him for “behavioral services.” Wrinkles becomes internet lore… But who is Wrinkles, and why is he doing this?
There’s an old saying that goes, “all the world loves a clown,” but when the fourth annual GenreBlast Film Festival descends upon the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA in two weeks, some North Carolina filmmakers are going to add their own little caveat, “no one ever said it had to be alive.” From writer/director Jaysen Buterin comes Kill Giggles, a Hitchcockian horror/thriller that will have the official world premiere of its first teaser.
“The GenreBlast Film Festival is such an amazing array of indie, underground and cult films, filmmakers and film lovers from around the world.”
Kill Giggles was inspired by Jaysen Buterin’s own coulrophobia (extreme fear of clowns). Jaysen wanted to turn the tables on a timeless terror trope by telling a story of a serial killer who targets clowns, as opposed to a killer who just dresses up like one…
“[It’s] ill-advised, self-administered psychotherapy… It’s kind of like a dream come true and my worst nightmare all at the same time.”
When Cavity Colors show up unannounced at your door, that can only mean one thing. You’re toast! This officially licensed Killer Klowns from Outer Space collection includes all new tees, tanks, ringers, and enamel pins. Don’t be a bozo.
“Big top… big shoes… big teeth!”
Tommy dos Santos wasn’t born a psychopath, nor was he made into a sociopath; he’s walking his own path – a path that will run red with the blood of the foulest most fiendishly frightening creatures ever conceived by man: Clowns! No longer do they have the starring role in our nightmares, it is now the clowns who are the prey, running for their lives from a killer who won’t stop until every single one of them is dead. As the body count rises, Tommy finds himself getting closer to what he thought was a ghost, the clown king known as “Giggles”…