Ok what is with all the bad reviews for this movie? Does no one have a sense of humor anymore?
Mackenzie (Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester) finds herself to be one of the many targeted kills of Horny the clown. Since he only communicates with her through innocent childhood toys, its up to her to save his next possible victims- and ultimately herself.
This is not a serious horror movie. And its not MEANT to be a serious horror movie. That fact is made blatantly clear with the plot: A knife wielding clown? Named HORNY? But that doesn't take away from the overall fun of the movie!
If you liked the horror movies of yesteryear, this movie is a really good homage using plot devices from Nightmare on Elm Street, Carrie, IT, Chucky... plus there's some good comic relief sprinkled throughout the film as well. The acting is definitely NOT bad. The woman who played Mackenzie's mother made me cringe a few times, but besides that, I think they all did a pretty good job with what they were given!
So bottom line: If you're looking to watch a serious horror movie, I would stick to Stephen King. If you're into kitch and stupid/funny horror (like me), then you'll like this.