Cleavers: Killer Clowns follows Jody-Ann Howells (Georgie Smibert), who was the only survivor of the Still Rivers Massacre, which happened five years ago. The deranged killer clown responsible, Cleaver (Paul Rogers), kidnapped a girl that night. Jody-Ann has since dedicated her life to hunting Cleaver and the now murder-happy Mary-Beth (the kidnapped girl; Holly-Anne Dodkins) in hopes of preventing more carnage. To that end, she follows all clues, no matter how tenuous. Her search leads her to cross paths with Sheriff Kale (Ben Manning), who does not believe Cleaver is a threat anymore.
Meanwhile, the Harvey family, Tanya (Jessica Michelle Smith), Larry (Matthew Baunsgard), Tiffany (Kimberly Lasi), Artie (Derek Nelson), stop after a long day’s trip. But they chose the wrong place, as now the killer clowns are after them. Can Jody-Ann stop Cleaver before more blood is shed?
“…leads her to cross paths with Sheriff Kale…who does not believe Cleaver is a threat anymore.”
Cleavers: Killer Clowns is written and directed by M.J. Dixon and is a sequel to Cleaver: Rise Of The Killer Clown. I have not seen the first film, or any movie set in the Mycho shared cinematic universe before watching Cleavers: Killer Clowns. The question then is, does the movie work without prior knowledge of Mycho, the character of Cleaver, or the Still Rivers Massacre?
The answer to that question is a definitive yes. The opening voice-over by Smibert lays out the scene nicely and effectively catches up all viewers who may have missed the first movie, or been unaware of its existence. Aside from a few lines at the end of the film, which probably carry more impact knowing how certain characters were established previously, this is a mostly self-contained story. Luckily, it is a pretty engaging narrative with a few exciting twists.
"…a true scare-fest thorough and thorough."
You seem to be a fan of the guy. I don’t fault you for it.
If you knew them better, you would probably change your tune about it.
The wife commandeers it all, from the messages that her husband receives, who he can reply to, how he can reply to them, to the people that they can keep on a close leash to use them and their time to help.
She is entitled, tantrumy, arrogant, backbiting and ghosting when she does not get anything going on her way, or when she dislikes people who have done nothing to her, but only want to help.
She lacks planning, and shifts the blame onto the person who did not show up, or the way that a person acts, because she read it somewhere, rather than trust that the movie will have a following of its own.
She boasts about non existant achievements in her life, downplays miscarriages but she acts panicked and projects her insecurities onto others, because she cannot take neither critiques, or advice on how to promote the movies that her husband makes.
She stands there on set, doing nothing, while other people do everything for her husband.
She goes as far as to diminish his contribution to the household’s income, or his work, by telling people that she is the one doing it all.
She rides on her husband’s achievements, for status.
She believes that having a marriage gives her the moral high ground to judge others, with no insight on what boundaries that she breaks to make the people around her less than she is.
They had 6 MONTHS to make it. They waited until the last moment to film it, so that they could present it to a festival.
She made a very close, longtime friend, be dependent on her advice, and ruined his life, and manipulated his judgement, just so that he could serve her on the movie sets for free.
He is not coming back to help them.
And the worst in all this is the people giving them money on kickstarter and indiegogo.
I do not blame them for believing in the projects, and they deliver.
They just buy themselves furniture with the cash that they get from it.
I would have no problem with the free help because you need to start somewhere.
I have no issue with the director, if he was less fearful of his wife and more independent from her narcissistic attitude on social situations.
They sell the perfect couple up front.
Behind the scenes, there is bound to be some stress, of course, but that does not warrant anyone to talk crap about anyone else that is not there to defend themselves for it.
Worse, using a mental illness to excuse the behavior invalidates this the moment that you use it as a tool to instigate drama within someone else’s life per pure jealousy.
I have never seen a future lawyer advise domestic abuse behavior to a friend, so that he would detach from his partner, just because she needs to control the friend also.
Do you still like Mycho now?
When can we get these films in Australia?
They sound fantastic.
Glad you enjoyed your First Mycho film – few more due out over the next 12 months – and thank you for the kind words, I look forward to the next Cleaver film, I for one can not wait!
Sounds like a must see! Great review!