We all know Pennywise, Art, and Gags, and while all three are terrifying in their own right, none of them are real. Wrinkles, on the other hand, is...
If you'd like to know more about the creepy viral clown phenomenon that has swept the internet in recent years, you'll want to keep an eye out for the documentary Wrinkles the Clown, which has just been acquired by Magnet Releasing ahead of its premiere at Fantastic Fest next month.
The unnerving new documentary seeks to uncover the mystery behind chilling accounts of a nightmarish clown seen terrorizing disobedient children throughout Florida.
Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Beach Nichols (Welcome to Leith) and financed and produced by Topic Studios, Wrinkles the Clown will also receive an October 4th theatrical release.
"It started with a silent black and white surveillance video uploaded to YouTube that depicted a child sleeping peacefully. Until a disheveled old man disguised as a clown slid out from beneath her bed. Afterward, similar videos started appearing online, showing the clown pushing a cart in a parking lot. Waving alongside a busy highway. Holding balloons in front of a suburban home. The unsettling clips, which immediately went viral, launched Wrinkles The Clown to internet infamy. Soon, cryptic stickers with his eerie visage and a phone number were plastered on telephone poles and in bathrooms all over Florida promising to terrify misbehaving children. Over one million voicemails were left."
"Michael has concocted an incredibly unsettling film evocative of urban legend classics like Slender Man and The Blair Witch Project," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. "From Pennywise to the Joker, creepy clowns have terrified people for decades. WRINKLES THE CLOWN gives them a reason to fear."
"Magnet understands that when your kid is acting up, there's only one clown to call," said Michael Beach Nichols. "I'm incredibly grateful to Topic Studios for helping produce this tantalizingly twisted film and to Magnet for their help in exposing this weird and wild story to the rest of the world."
Wrinkles the Clown was co-written and edited by Christopher K. Walker. The film is produced by Jennie Bedusa, Jon Lullo, Brendan Walter, Lowell Shapiro and Mike Dill. Executive producers are Michael Bloom, Ryan Heller and Jihan Robinson for Topic Studios, and Abby Davis.