A small city in Wisconsin is terrorized by a mysterious clown who roams the streets late at night with nothing more than a handful of black balloons. The local news stations scramble to break the story on who he is and what he wants while a group high schoolers see the clown’s arrival as an excuse to create a little trouble themselves. The police try to maintain order in a city that has gone clown crazy and a conservative podcast host vows to put a stop to the clown known as Gags while broadcasting his “clown hunt” on social media for the world to see.
User Reviews: Gags was surprising entertaining and refreshing way of merging clown phobias and the idea of fake news. Its production values looks good and good acting. Apparently the director, Adam Krause and screenwriter, John Pata was inspired by real accounts of a person in California and another person in England who dressed as a clown walking at night, baiting for people take pics of them.
For this film, director Krause took that idea turned it into an interesting fun movie with jump scares and a bit of humor. Some of its cast create memorable characters like the ultra right/social media figure, Charles Wright (played by Aaron Christensen) who goes on a live social media event chase-hunt for Gags. It makes for its funny dialogue!
Recommended it for a fun time and of course clowns are usually creepy, Gags succeeded at being such an enigma. Other characters such as Heater Duprey (played by Lauren Ashley Carter) represent the local public media reportage and channel stations trying to get the latest news of Gaga sightings before the social media coverage does.