Last year, when a spate of creepy clown sightings across the US and UK reached epidemic proportions, some observers hypothesized that some of these pranksters were part of a guerilla marketing campaign for an upcoming horror movie. In the case of Gags, the morose clown seen walking the streets of Green Bay with a bouquet of black balloons, it turned out to be true; Gags is the brainchild of filmmakers Adam Krause and John Pata, who announced earlier this year that the freaky grease-painted fiend will be the star of his own feature film.
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Gag just wrapped principal shooting on location in Green Bay, and writer/director Krause has given us our first peek at female lead Lauren Ashley Carter, who plays reporter Heather Duprey. Fans of indie horror need no introduction to Carter, who has achieved official “Darling” status for turns in The Woman, Jug Face, The Mind’s Eye, and Darling [Featured Image]. Have a look into her beautiful brown eyes below!
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Actress @laurenashleycar reporting live on set!
We still don’t have an official trailer, but you can check out the announcement teaser and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: It’s been eight days since the clown first showed up in Green Bay, WI. Now, over the course of one night, four different groups of people cross paths with the clown everyone calls “Gags” and his true intentions are finally revealed.
Gags also stars Tracy Perez, Aaron Christensen, and Evan Gamble.
Coincidentally, we recently reported on another project in the works, one inspired by the “Clownpocalypse” of 2016. Behind the sightings looks like a blend of documentary and fiction sure to blur boundaries, push envelopes, and push coulrophobics to the breaking point! To recap:
“Clowns have traditionally been associated with slapstick style performance, comedy or mime, but there has always been a dark side to a clown,” said Vlahopoulos. “This is not fake news, Behind the Sightings is centered around the terrifying clown sightings that shook the world last year, and an eager couple swept up in all the phenomenon. This is a very newsworthy subject, especially with all the continuous clown sightings.”
Check out the trailer and synopsis for Behind the Sightings below.
Official Synopsis: They were investigating creepy clown sightings. This is what they found… Behind The Sightings. Documentary discovery of multiple clown sightings around the US lead us to an unforgivable homicide
Behind the Sightings is written and directed by Tony Cadwell. There’s no set release date yet for Behind the Sightings or Gags, but we’ll keep you posted on both projects as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!