|"Buster the Clown" is the least intimidating evil clown name yet.|
Directed by Tom "Child's Play" Holland, the plot in this feeble entry in the Masters of Horrors series is suspiciously similar to Drive-Thru. They were both released in 2007 and I
don't know don't care which came first. They suck equally for slightly different reasons. Both feature a clown returning from the grave to punish the pranksters who caused his death.
William Forsythe plays "Buster the Clown", an amiable ice cream truck guy who used to delight the neighborhood with his magic tricks and delicious frozen treats. A young hooligan named Virgil coerces a couple of friends to humiliate the gentle clown and they accidentally(?) kill him in the process. Years later Buster comes back and lures the next generation to his ghost truck. When the children take bites of the savory desserts, their parents melt into puddles of ice cream. As JPX pointed out three years ago, this is a totally lame way to dispose of your enemies.
My evil clown fetish of 2011 is winding down and after sifting through We All Scream For Ice Cream and other duds such as the ghastly Mr. Jingles I'm ready to move on with my life. Luckily there was juuuust enough solid clown movies and a few so-bad-it's-good selections to balance out the drivel. (Highly enthusiastic 100 Tears review to come!)