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Eli Roth's CLOWN is headed our way

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Pennywise gets a run for his money in the new film CLOWN , produced by Eli Roth and directed by Jon Watts (who's currently working on the Spiderman reboot). A father hires a clown for his kid's birthday party (because that's what kids want in 2016) but fails to show up. Luckily, he finds a clown costume in the attic and saves the day. But in the morning, he realizes he can't take it off – it's fusing to his skin, and it's changing him. Yikes. Looks like this falls under the body horror genre with an interesting coulrophobia angle, and while the premise is great, early reviews are mixed. The original Italian poster (below left) was banned citing it was too disturbing for general audiences. Note the tagline "No child is safe" and the bloodier nose and lips. American audiences will get the revised poster below (below right). CLOWN is headed to a limited release and VOD on June 17. Take a look at the terrifying trailer:

Beware the Slenderman

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The true crime documentary Beware the Slenderman premiered last month at the SXSW festival and is coming to HBO soon. It deals with two young girls who attempted to kill their friend to appease Slenderman, a fictional monster that arose out of an internet meme.

Sleepy Hollow: What Went Wrong

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Sleepy Hollow 's third and likely final season aired this weekend, and the finale perfectly captured everything that was terrible and wonderful about the show. What started as a fun, nerdy, and thrilling genre show quickly became an incoherent mess plagued with behind-the-scenes drama. The show's two brightest assets were the charming Tom Mison as the old-school Ichabod Crane and Nicole Beharie as the likably pragmatic Lt. Abie Mills. No matter how contrived the circumstances as the two faced increasingly odd supernatural forces, the chemistry between the two actors was infectious and kept many viewers coming back. The storylines which often intertwined historical events with inventive supernatural revisionism, a trend that was popularized with Seth Grahame Smith's mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombie s, was also a draw. In the fantastic first season, the two faced the Headless Horseman (of the Apocalypse!!) and a twisty story that set-up a brilliant premise. Then, t