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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

What's on Tonight: THE JESTER (2023) Killer Clown on Halloween Night

The sister company to Dread Central that released the 2017 Art The Clown starring slasher hit Terrifier has a new clown terrorizing Halloween night. DREAD warns you to beware of The Jester who coming to VOD on October 3, 2023, followed by a Blu-ray release on November 7, 2023. The film had a limited theatrical run starting on September 29, 2023. The film is based on a short film trilogy on YouTube.

SYNOPSIS: After the recent death of their father, two estranged sisters find themselves being stalked by a malevolent being known as The Jester. Revealing himself to be more than just a man in a mask, the evil entity begins to further torment the inhabitants of this small town on Halloween night. The path to defeating this unholy monster lies with the two sisters who realize that the only way to survive is to figure out how to right the wrongs of their dark past.

Epic Picture Group CEO Patrick Ewald says, “When Brian Clarke (developer of The Mortuary Assistant game) introduced me to Colin’s insanely popular YouTube shorts of The Jester (over 30 million views), I was immediately captivated and knew we had to make a feature film out of them. It is incredible to see how Colin has taken his original concept and evolved it into a truly terrifying feature film. I can’t wait for audiences to experience this new face of evil in the supernatural entity known as The Jester.”

Director Colin Krawchuk added, “It’s been so exciting to see the little short film we made back in 2016 eventually get us to the big screen. Turning the essence of a short into a feature was an unexpected challenge and one that could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of a passionate crew. I’m excited for audiences to see our talented actors bring these new characters to life alongside a reimagined Jester.”

Krawchuk wrote The Jester with Michael Sheffield. Eduardo Sánchez, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project, Mary Beth McAndrews, editor-in-chief of Dread Central, and Patrick Ewald served as the film’s executive producers. Lelia Symington (Brut Force), Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), Ken Arnold (Swagger), and Sam Lukowski (Satanic Hispanics) star in the film.


Emma and the Jester movie clip:

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On the Street movie clip:

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The Jester plays things a bit too close to home, unable to find the right balance between family drama and malevolent horror. There are some good ingredients at work but they’re not achieving their full potential. It struggles to build up a bigger or more constant threat, instead feeling sporadic, making it difficult to create a gripping atmosphere to keep you glued in.” ★★ FilmCarnage.com

“There’s no logic other than “just because” as to why, intermingling with the revellers, The Jester toys with this particular family. Unless it’s a fatuous suggestion that, as Krawchuk finally strains to distil this backstory into psychological allegory – that the villain represents the family’s hereditary flaw. This clutter simply isn’t needed…” ★★ TheGuardian.com

“The plot and style of The Jester worked really well for me at first, but it loses its way somewhere. Instead of focusing on the slasher story, it turns into a horror drama of sorts. One that is much more serious and deals with real-life issues in symbolic ways. There’s a good story there as well, but combining these two stories did not work…” ★★ HeavenOfHorror.com

“It’s too bad it gets tangled up at the end because there is a lot to like about The Jester. The title character is one of the better-looking antagonists to turn up recently, with his pumpkin spice suit and creepy-looking mask. Even better, his style of killing, using what looks like a magician’s hand gestures or having his tie act as a magic wand provides a much-needed change from knives and power tools.” ★★ VoicesFromTheBalcony.com

The Jester will not change horror in the future, but it certainly has plenty of good scares. With enough set pieces to keep entertained and a strong narrative backbone, there’s a lot to love. However, without extending that narrative, the holes are filled with some cliche horror tropes. With a more complete story, The Jester might have surpassed similar horror films.” 6 out of 10, SunshineStateCineplex.com

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The Jesture Feature Film is based on the 3 Short Films below by @MakeDoEntertainment:

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