Both the most interesting and well made film featured in Arrow's American Horror Project box set. With that being said, it's still a far cry from anything resembling a classic. Despite some pretty spectacular moments and a suitably strange and remarkable ending, it's all rather tedious.
Alternates between boredom and a genuinely eerie atmosphere, before finding its footing. The shock effects, when they come, are genuinely quite effective, and Richard Lynch is mesmerizing, and deeply terrifying, as the mysterious clown Jude.