It becomes fairly apparent early on in this movie that "Clown" is striving be "IT." "IT" was announced and the hype for killer clown movies started rising dramatically, so this movie seems like it wanted to capitalize on that fad in 2016, and was not very interested in making a good movie. "Clown" isn't all bad though. The gore effects are brutal and realistic. The atmosphere is creepy throughout. There is an intriguing clown mythology that is established and there are some tense moments. However, it just largely falls flat. This could have been a much better movie. The story is rather lame, it is about a loving father that puts on a clown costume for his son's birthday party, only to find out later that it is cursed. There really is no established reason why the main character deserves to be cursed by a demonic clown costume. He is established as a hard working husband and father that loves his family. It is just by dumb luck that he gets this demonic curse put on him. I think with some time and decent writing there could have been a better reason for why he gets cursed. Although there are moments of some suspense, mostly the film just isn't suspenseful. The acting and music in the intense moments are weak and it really takes away from any heart-pounding intensity. The acting is not horrible or campy in this movie, but some of the performances feel a bit wooden. The dialogue is nothing special, and is often filled with exposition that sometimes is not necessary. This movie could have used some humor, it is not funny at all, and a bit of comedy would have helped. Every killer clown movie will ultimately be compared to "IT" and much like how every shark movie is compared to "Jaws" and falls short, same happens here with "Clown" to "IT." If you are a fan of these types of movies, give it a watch. If you like other horror movies a lot more, or don't like horror, pass it up. This is not a great movie, but it can entertain if you are tired of rewatching "IT" and need some more gore in your clown flicks. Overall, I give this movie a 4.5/10.