While horror films come out all the time, the month of October seems to bring them in droves for obvious reasons. Sadly this month of Halloween festivities don’t always bring any more quality to the genre. The latest that hopes to bring something to the table, All Hallow’s Eve sports one of the creepiest clown images in sometime, but does it have the movie to back it up?
All Hallow’s Eve follows a babysitter who finds an old VHS tape in the kids trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house, but is it all in her head or has the evil come from the screen and into reality? At first things move kind of slow and the production value seems pretty low budget, but as soon as it gets to the VHS stories things begin picking up. The film quality maintains and after a bit you soon realize that this is all part of the charm to this film. Each story takes its own direction giving it a chance to offer a few different things to please the fans all while keeping this insanely creepy clown in tow. The film is gory but more from the aftermath aspect than the kills themselves, but it still works. There are some smart visual choices used to enhance the creepy factor of the overall experience. Everything is tied together nicely making some of the story elements that feel forced at first come together in a neat bloody bow.
This was a real surprise and thankfully does a decent job living up to its scary clown cover. If you are a fan of horror then give this film a shot and stick it out, it takes some stuff that has done numerous times and gets clever and delivers some jump moments as well as the gore. Hopefully this film will do well enough to get us another visit from the latest in creepy clowns. Bring home the bloody fun when All Hallo’s Eve hits shelves on October 29th.