Ever since the video emerged of Wrinkles the Clown crawling out from under a little girl’s bed, people have been interested in learning more about who Wrinkles the Clown is. Chances are you have seen posters, stickers, or videos featuring Wrinkles. But if you want to know who Wrinkles the Clown is, then HFN has you covered.
In 2014, an internet video went viral of Wrinkles the Clown coming out from a child’s bed. Once the video took off more Wrinkles the Clown content started to appear online. The news media began covering Wrinkles. And an online frenzy was created.
The documentary Wrinkles the Clown was released in 2019 by Magnet Releasing. The movie is now available for rent on VOD. If you have watched it, then you are probably wondering what the heck did, I just watch.
Wrinkles the Clown starts out, providing the backstory for the legend of the clown. It shows the online content cut in with old news media stories about Wrinkles.
Wrinkles is portrayed as a 65-year-old retiree that moved to Florida and lives in a small RV. Wrinkles appears to be some creepy elderly almost homeless man who rides around his RV and scares people for money.
The filmmakers don’t show use his face right away, so for half the film, we get glimpses of him as he tells us first hand who Wrinkles is.
According to “Wrinkles,” he dressed up like a regular clown and couldn’t get any bookings. Then he bought a mask off eBay. He started to get paid gigs. Parents would hire him to scare kids that didn’t behave.
We watch this for most of the film. Riding in the RV with Wrinkles, Wrinkles goes fishing; Wrinkles scares kids, Wrinkles talks on the phone…blah blah blah. Then the filmmakers decide on the big reveal.
The guy that the movie tells us is Wrinkles is just an actor. For roughly forty-nine minutes, the audience thinks they are watching Wrinkles when they are just watching an actor portray Wrinkles.
We see a shadowy figure with a distorted voice that claims to be the real Wrinkles and admits to everyone that the online Wrinkles content was staged. And that he felt like it didn’t matter who Wrinkles was.
That leaves us with the question of who is Wrinkles the Clown?
We know he is not a 65-year-old retiree.
The Naples Daily News may have unmasked the real Wrinkles the Clown as local filmmaker Cary Longchamps.
In 2016, Cary Longchamps, through his company Anomalous Films, attempted to raise $45,000 on Kickstarter so that he could film the documentary. It appears Cary runs the Twitter and IG accounts for Wrinkles the Clown sightings.
Cary told the Naples Daily News that “Recently I’ve been talking with another production company in LA, and they seem to be much more put-together and motivated about doing a picture.” He also denied that he is Wrinkles even though Cary Longchamps was pictured at the Baker Museum wearing a clown outfit resembling the one worn by Wrinkles the Clown.
Could Lampchamps be Wrinkles the Clown? It is possible. He is more than likely the creator of the character. At least one of the Wrinkles video clips was filmed in front of Longchamps’ duplex.
The movie Wrinkles the Clown never exposes any of this. Longchamps’ name isn’t found anywhere in the IMDB credits for the movie. This looks like a coverup on the part of the filmmakers, but I don’t think it matters. Wrinkles will likely disappear after the final release of the video to DVD.