A lot of people are afraid of clowns. I get it! I've seen some movies where clowns live in sewers and eat kids! But they're not always scary. For proof, slap on some face paint and check out this marathon of clown-based movies I've programmed.
10 am - Limelight (1952, dir. Charlie Chaplin)
12:30 pm - Quick Change (1990, dir. Howard Franklin/Bill Murray)
2 pm - The Dark Knight (2007, dir. Christopher Nolan)
4:45 - Shakes the Clown (1991, dir. Bobcat Goldthwait)
6:30 pm - The Greatest Show on Earth (1952, dir. Cecil B. DeMille)
9 pm - Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988, dir. Stephen Chiodo)
10:30 pm - House of 1000 Corpses (2003, dir. Rob Zombie)The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 that I can't help but love it.
12 am - Terrifier 2 (2022, dir. Damien Leone)hosting the panels at Flashback and it's Art the Clown that gave me the idea for a clown-themed marathon to begin with (speaking of iconic horror characters of the 2000s). This is a leap forward from the first film in most ways: ambition, writing, direction, scale, effects -- everything. It has become one of my favorite horror movies of the 2020s, and while the running time might discourage us from programming it in the midnight slot, I like the idea of it being the fulcrum point of the marathon. I'll just have to tell Erika when to close her eyes.
2:30 am - Ghosthouse (1988, dir. Umberto Lenzi)
4:30 am - Gags (2018, dir. Adam Krause)
6 am - Spawn (1997, dir. Mark A.Z. Dippe)
8 am - 3 Ring Circus (1954, dir. Joseph Pevney)