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A new creepy clown pops up in “THE JACK IN THE BOX”; trailer and poster

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A classic toy has a sinister side in THE JACK IN THE BOX, which sees release next month. This one looks pretty creepy, so check out the trailer and poster past the jump.

4Digital Media releases THE JACK IN THE BOX to VOD/digital platforms and DVD May 5. Written and directed by Lawrence Fowler, it stars Ethan Taylor, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Philip Ridout, Darrie Gardner and Robert Nairne (who has previously played creatures in MARROWBONE and PENNY DREADFUL) as Jack. The synopsis: “When a museum is donated a vintage jack-in-the-box, it’s not long before staff member Casey [Taylor] starts to think that the creepy clown doll inside has a life of its own. As he discovers his colleagues are dying, one by one, Casey realizes it’s up to him to find a way to end the nightmare or become another victim of the box’s curse.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.