Regular readers of Horror Freak News will recall that we reported extensively on an “epidemic” of creepy clown sightings that rocked America and Europe last year. Dubbed the “Clownpocalypse”, some sightings turned out to have tie-ins with upcoming film projects (see Gags the Clown from Green Bay); most occurrences, though, were much more mysterious. At its peak, professional clowns like McDonald’s spokesperson/mascot Ronald McDonald stopped making live appearances for fear of inciting paranoid mobs!
While the phenomenon reached its apex in October, the frequency and wide geography of 2016’s Clownpocalypse left many legitimately unnerved.
Earlier this month, we got word that a feature film is in the works from Tommy V Films: Behind the Sightings is being described as a psychological thriller “inspired by” actual footage collected in the aftermath of the Clownpocalypse. Notice the words “inspired by”; producer Tommy Vlahopoulos stops short of calling it a documentary. 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.”
Today, the first trailer for Behind the Sightings hit the internet—and it’s just as creepy as you as you probably suspected! Have a watch and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
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, but we’ll keep you posted as additional details emerge. Stay tuned!