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Wrinkles The Clown

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The scares don’t stop on Halloween thanks to Wrinkles The Clown, a brand new documentary about the infamous internet phenomenon!

YouTube was rocked in 2015 by mysterious surveillance footage that showed a clown sliding out from beneath the bed of a sleeping child. Over the years, more bizarre viral videos popped up on the web and launched the clown, dubbed Wrinkles by observers, to internet infamy. But unlike the urban legends of Slender Man and Bloody Mary, Wrinkles is very real and will come to your house terrify your misbehaving kid.

Plunging deep into the rabbit hole that is the web, Wrinkles The Clown explores myth-making and the terrifying influence the internet can have on today’s youth.


“Wrinkles the Clown is more Banksy than Bozo.” – Josh Goller, Spectrum Culture

“Nichols knew how to hold my attention, Wrinkles the Clown a celebration of petrifying delights that had my guts twisted into unbreakable knots.” – Sarah Michelle Fetters, Moviefreak.com

“It is still fairly horrifying. From the alarming reports of copycat clowns to the many scenes of youngsters reacting to Wrinkles rumors, this movie’s a reminder that even abstract concepts can have a dark, persuasive power.” – Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times

Wrinkles the Clown
Wrinkles the Clown.