starring: John Popper, Tom E. Brown and Richard Goodman
Stumbled upon this years ago. Figured I should review it here since it does have some slasher flavoring in it...
Mr. Higgins runs an antique store in middle America. He is lonely and wishes that Sparkles, a clown doll that came from Germany at the end of World War II, would come to life and play with him. On the night before Memorial Day weekend, a wind comes through the store and a mysterious book appears next to the clown. Mr. Higgins read a few pages from the book aloud only to find out its an incantation and Sparkles is now alive. With murderous intentions.
Das Clown is an art film; featured as a 10-minute slideshow format. It has a fairytale feel to it complete with a soft spoken narrator guiding us through the story and a cutesy children's theme that gives the film its creepiness and a high camp value. It's pretty unique this way and hilarious all throughout, especially once we get to the silly and kinda cheap ending that calls for some good laughs.
The end product is a modest attempt on twisting the familiar killer clown/doll sub-genre with a creative use of make-up effects which worked well with its budget limit. It's nothing that big (no pun intended) or is it that memorable but Das Clown is an interesting little bugger.
1 elderly male had his head hacked open with battle axe
1 male had a leg sawed off with chainsaw, sliced on the chest
1 female had her shoulder sawed open with chainsaw