Pennywise gets a run for his money in the new film CLOWN, produced by Eli Roth and directed by Jon Watts (who's currently working on the Spiderman reboot). A father hires a clown for his kid's birthday party (because that's what kids want in 2016) but fails to show up. Luckily, he finds a clown costume in the attic and saves the day. But in the morning, he realizes he can't take it off – it's fusing to his skin, and it's changing him. Yikes. Looks like this falls under the body horror genre with an interesting coulrophobia angle, and while the premise is great, early reviews are mixed.
The original Italian poster (below left) was banned citing it was too disturbing for general audiences. Note the tagline "No child is safe" and the bloodier nose and lips. American audiences will get the revised poster below (below right).
CLOWN is headed to a limited release and VOD on June 17. Take a look at the terrifying trailer: