years ago a child named Alex Grant
(Raquel Beaudene) experienced her mother
being beaten and killed by someone
employed as a clown at a local carnival
by the name of Louis Seagram (Larry
Miller) and then got locked up and put
However, Louis escaped and tried to hold
Alex as hostage in her car to get to her
sister Sandra (Shawnee Smith) but she
drives the two of them into the depths of
the ocean and only Alex rises out of the
She is then working at the carnival with
her sister but is being haunted by
supernatural forces as well as Luois
himself as he seems to have returned from
the dead and doesn't know what to do
about all of this since she finds no
escape from him at all as he plys a
diabolical game on her.
seems to deliver some jumps and alot of
twists to the story. They start it off
with a disturbing scene by having a child of Young Alex Grant walking
towards a room where her Mom is
being abused by a creep named Louis as the setting is extremely
disturbing with this moment happening.
There's a good shot on Alex Grant sitting in the drivers seat
with Louis Seagram sitting in the
passenger seat by grabbing her and
poitning a gun to her. Later on she shows
nice energy by putting the pedal to the
metal and driving into the ocean which
We spot some nice flashback moments that
involved Young Alex and Louis with their scene's together which looks
quite devilish like.
There's a good camera shot on Alex dunking her head in a sink of water
and Louis keeping her head in
there as it looked Freddy Krueger like.
A great suspenseful moment with Alex in a carwash with these ghoulish
things surrounding her along with her
vehicle being flooded up and she's
We have a terrific moment between Alex and Michael acting lusty
towards one another and tearing off each
We see nice slow movements on the zombie's at the carnival with Alex walking around looking a little
frightened and a nice fantasy shot on her
like she's in Alice in Wonderland in a
funhouse when Louis is taunting
her and then she acts courageous while
pointing a gun at him which has some nice
Bottom line as that this remake to the
1962 classic is extremely different by
any means with different characters and
plots. The only similarities is a
troubled woman being haunted after
driving her car into the water. However, this film really doesn't go
anywhere at all and is extremely bland
and stale plus it's like a Hellraiser ripoff too but not a bad film at all.
Some scene's in this film during the
beginning is quite disturbing too
The acting is too
average I found but again that is just me
as some might think of it differently.
Lead actress Bobbie Phillips (Alex Grant) didn't do anything for me at all as the
troubled woman disturbed by her childhood
past but she wasn't by any means
terrible. However, showed nice frightened
expressions with the terror surrounding
her. She also really knew how to act
uptight with her discussion with her fellow actor playing a
Larry Miller (Louis Seagram) seemed to breeze
through well as the evil murderous clown
in the film making his part believeably
untrustworthy and sleazy like. He performed well by acting like a scumbag.
Paul Johansson (Michael) stood out greatly as
a playboy type in the film and had the
perfect looks too.
Supporting actress Anna K. McKown (Elaine Grant) played a good single mother as she knew
how to play a character in the film.
Child actress Raquel Beaudene (Young Alex Grant) really knew how to play someone
cautious as the younger version of the
lead in the film. She is very rough with her lines when she points a gun towards someone during the beginning of her performance.
Blood is splashing on
Alex's face after she shoots Louis.
The music Andrew Rose contributed wasn't really anything
special as it sounds too low key but we
have some interesting piano sounds.
Grant: I've been seeing things,
things that can't be real.