Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown Review
Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown (2015) is a UK English horror movie that I was looking forward to seeing this, and it delivered well. Director, writer, cinematographer and editor Mj Dixon (Legacy of Thorn (2014), Slasher House (2012), End of the Line (2013)) did an excellent job executing this killer clown movie that was not short of gross moments. The film contains brilliant atmosphere’s, engaging screenplay, articulate shocks, grotesque, thrills, horror, suspense, tension and well-paced scenes.
Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown revolves around Carley (Stephanie Price - Awoken (2015), Shooting Clerks (2016), Clockwise (2016)) who is a college student that needs financial help. Carley might be kicked out because she does not have enough money to pay her rent and is also struggling to pay her college tuition which is overdue. The movie got interesting when Carley receives a mysterious phone call offering her a babysitting job that pays $200 on Halloween night which is what she so needs at the moment. The only problem is that there is a serial killer on the loose murdering numerous people as deaths are popping up everywhere.
Can it be the same killer, Cleaver who was a family entertainer from five years ago that caught his wife cheating on him resulting in him to lose it and started a killing rampage? Cleaver (Andrew M. Greenwood - Slasher House (2012), Creepsville (2010)) has been going on a killing spree every Halloween wearing his mask. Will Sheriff Hatcher (Jimi James - Robin Hood (2010), Clash of the Titans (2010), Hector (2015)) and Deputy Howells (Georgie Smibert) catch Cleaver before he kills more people although they do not have many clues?
Carley could care less because she needs the funds and agrees to babysit Mary-Beth (Holly-Anne Dodkins) but soon regrets her decision. Carley heard a knock on the door and found that there is no one there and then suddenly saw red balloons in the home that was not there before. It did not take long for things to go off the rails after Carley saw her best friends head on the nightstand.
Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown had the potential of being something that will scare the pants off of people and of being something exceptional but fell short because it did not bring anything new to the table. Andrew M. Greenwood did an extraordinary job playing Cleaver, and he gave the right amount of creep factor with his persona. The music flowed well with the movie/dialogue, and the actors did a fantastic job with their roles/ characters. I felt at times that the film/death scenes could have been better with a higher budget, but then I question myself because there is a lot of movies that pull off an excellent job with similar resources. The film offers us nothing new, but it did end well leading us to think that something better is coming our way. I gave this movie a five although because it was an entertaining watch that I do not mind seeing again.
About Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown (2015)
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Writers: Mj Dixon, Jason Harlow
Director: Mj Dixon