Filmmaker Todd Sheets is looking to bring a new horror film to life, and he needs the community’s support to make it happen. Sheets has been in the industry as a writer, director, and producer since the mid-80’s and brought us the titles Zombie Rampage (1989), Prehistoric Bimbos in Armageddon City (1991), Zombie Bloodbath (1993), and Bloodthirsty Cannibal Demons (1993), just to name a few. More recently, he has released the werewolf film Bonehill Road (2016) and Dreaming Purple Neon (2016), both of which were pretty well-received. Now, Todd Sheets is venturing into clown territory with Clownado.
Based on the film’s name and poster, you are probably thinking “Sharknado, but with clowns,” which is pretty understandable. Surprisingly, however, that is not the premise of Clownado, nor is it setting out to be a horror comedy. It will be a neo-noir style film with “buckets of gore,” supernatural elements, and, of course, a storm and clowns. Along with the over the top splatterfest, Sheets promises to bring the creepy atmosphere, plenty of scares, and to utelize practical effects.
Special effects artist Joe Castro, who has worked with Sheets on other films as well, has joined Clownado for the practical effects and old-school styled visual effects. The film will star legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley (Night of the Demons, Silent Night, Deadly Night) and cult drive-in icon Jeanne Silver (House of Sin, Maneaters).
To finance the film, Sheets has launched two crowdfunding campaigns, which are still ongoing. The perks include pre-orders, shirts, limited VHS, Blu-rays, signed photos and DVDs, an associate producer credit, and a chance to be an on-screen clown victim. There is still time to claim a perk and help fund the film.
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