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“Clowns In The Woods” breaks the mold on how disabilities are portrayed in horror

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | News

CLOWNS IN THE WOODS breaks the mold on how disabilities are seen in horror movies. Director Adrian Esposito has autism. With the collaboration of co-director Curt Markham the film uses his life experiences bring a unique perspective with hopes of resonating with many people facing similar challenges. CLOWNS IN THE WOODS is currently available on Youtube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime.

Marcus, a young man with a disability, is bullied and killed after a prank goes wrong. In the afterlife, he meets a group of ghostly clowns who help him exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Directors Adrian Esposito and Curt Markham have been fans of horror films since a young age, especially independent regional horror films. Esposito and Markham wanted to create a horror movie inspired by the 2016 clown sightings, and to include people with disabilities in both the story and the production.

Don’t miss it, CLOWNS IN THE WOODS is available now on Youtube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime!

 

Harleigh Keriazes
Harleigh Keriazes (@h_keriazes) is a writer/editor, as well as Intern at Rue Morgue. She frequently studies horror in the gothic, supernatural and fairy tales.