With Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson
Directed by Adam Grossman

Marketable, but unashamedly advertised as "Wes Craven Presents" (the man merely one of the executive producers), this uneventful thriller is a little on the tired side. A woman witnessed the murder of her mother as a child. The perpetrator (a carnival clown) haunts her memory decades later and she feels as though her sanity is slipping away from her. Based on the 1962 low budget classic, here the plot is predictable, the scares not frightening and the atmosphere bland. But if you're a Craven fan and want to see everything he's involved with, don't let a review stop you.

2 / C
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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