Hundreds of posters with his ghoulish face and phone number were posted around Florida. The closest, currently-announced theatrical screening of Wrinkles the Clown will take place at the Prado Stadium theater in Bonita Springs on Oct. 4. 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No matter how closely viewers followed the story of Wrinkles, who went viral in 2015 before a man claiming to be an anonymous Naples retiree took credit, Nichols’ documentary will provide new and never-before-revealed information. Michael Beach Nichols, director of "Wrinkles the Clown," said that Wrinkles never anticipated he would go viral. Not the best documentary but worth checking out. And with all the death threats that were left for him, it’s not surprising he doesn’t want to reveal his true identity. | Wrinkles became an internet mythos, birthing a whole genre of YouTube videos. Honestly, I should've just worked that evening. “And Wrinkles still listens to as many voicemails as he can get through, but it’s overwhelming.”. Hundreds of Clowns Line Peruvian Streets for Parade, Woman 'Shocked' as Surprise Wedding Portrait Reveals Creepy Clown Hiding in Background. Metacritic Reviews. A big thanks to Stefan for sharing his sighting with us. “A lot of kids were basically taking their power back… They wanted to make him aware that they were ready to use deadly force to defend themselves. Not only were the interviews complete crap, there's some in appropriate material as well. Then, they tried to defeat it. Question one: Where the hell can I buy an Xbox Series X? He is an object of folklore, with his number plastered all over Florida and across America. His videos are going viral online, including a video of him lurking in a little girl's room.2015-11-01T15:53:54.000Z. Is it about the clown hysteria from a few years ago, and how people reacted to it? This has been the first Wrinkles The Clown sighting in months! A local newspaper, Naples News Daily, has proposed the idea that Wrinkles might be Cary Longchamps, a Naples filmmaker. They said he agreed to let them follow him on and off the clock and see who he was “out of the mask.” The documentary’s Kickstarter only raised $3,853 of a $45,000 goal, so the project was dropped. Here’s one photo of him. The documentary “Wrinkles the Clown” examines the real-life internet phenomenon of parents hiring a creepy clown to scare their children straight. The trailer for the upcoming documentary reveals the full frenzied zeitgeist. But we still have more questions than we have answers. I guess what they were trying to explain is the allure of the folklore of a creepy clown scaring children into submission and how it is fueled by the internet. He also says that he never hired himself out to frighten children, though the calls to his phone number are real. I dare you to call him. Wrinkles is the real deal. Awful. What do you think? “None of us really know how the film will impact the public perception of Wrinkles,” he said. … Have a little fun before I die.”, In August 2016, Wrinkles even had an interview with GQ. ", If you don't live in Florida, don't think you're safe. The film uses those voicemails, from children and adults, ranging from amused to terrified to enraged, to “really engage with people’s perceptions of and reactions to Wrinkles,” Nichols said, adding an intriguing layer to what could have become just a character study. You might have already seen the grainy video making its way across the internet. This was the first one: Wrinkles The Clown Caught on CCTVMore Wrinkles Sightings: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111472735… The Rumor: This footage was captured on a security camera in Sarasota, FL in June of 2013. Wrinkles the Clown is an unidentified performance artist from Naples, Florida, who is supposedly an angry homeless man who hires himself out to parents who need him to frighten their children into behaving properly. Over the next few years, Wrinkles grew in popularity. What he didn’t expect were how many messages children would leave threatening Wrinkles with violence. As for the real Wrinkles? He told NBC 2: “I just want to have fun… Have a good time, make a little extra money on the side. We talked to the director. "For him, it was pretty mind-blowing, the reaction. Wrinkles doesn't just get requests to scare children though, he's inundated with women and goths, he told NBC 2: "I've got women calling me all the time. He said about the creepy clown sightings: ‘As long as nobody is getting hurt, what’s wrong with some kids dressing up and scaring their friends? His accent was fake. Apparently, you could hire him for birthday parties, or just to scare your children into behaving. So that viral video of Wrinkles popping up under a child’s bed: that was one of Wrinkles’ friends, dressed up as Wrinkles. This documentary, as a concept, could've been incredibly interesting if it decided what it wanted to be. Is this just creepypasta or…, This morning I woke up to video sitting in my inbox. Interesting character but doco doesn't reveal a lot, In Some Ways, "Wrinkles" Might Out Joker "Joker" Just By Being a Documentary. Wrinkles declined to give his real name, but said he’s a 65-year-old Rhode Island transplant and military veteran who worked various jobs throughout his career before retiring a few years ago. Last updatedÂ 5:21 PM,Â Thursday September 19 2019 GMT+1. In this day and age, clowns are clearly more feared than they are celebrated as goofy, harmless beings. https://plus.google.com/u/0/111472735&hellip, Wrinkles the Clown Review: An Unexpected Documentary with a Fresh Look at Myths. He had only seen the cryptic YouTube videos and a local TV news segment from Halloween. If it's a true life documentary then why not just show it on tv? Wrinkles, for a few hundred dollars, will attend birthdays, prank people amdhis specialty...scare misbehaving children. He reveals that the videos showing him terrifying kids were all set up. The documentary’s Oct. 4 release in theaters and via video on demand services is only a few weeks after the release of It Chapter Two, featuring the demonic clown Pennywise, and on the same day as the wide release of Joker, in which Joaquin Phoenix plays DC Comics’ “clown prince of crime.”, “I think that a big part of the primal fear of clowns comes from their traditional access to our children,” Nichols said. Have you seen this clown around Southwest Florida? What started off as YouTube video of a clown sliding out from underneath a little girls bed in 2015 turned an unknown man into a viral fascination across Florida. NEW Wrinkles The Clown Mash Up (Creepy AF), There hasn't been a Wrinkles The Clown sighting since last Halloween (2017). You might want to watch the documentary first before reading on if you haven’t seen it yet. Little stickers around Florida with a phone number offered a way to contact him. The documentary sheds some light on the craze, with access from the man behind the mask himself. Florida teenagers posted photos taken of Wrinkles on social media and Wrinkles himself sai… None are contained. Not once. Wrinkles the Clown (the documentary, not the figure) comes out on Oct. 4. Wrinkles the Clown went viral when stories surfaced that parents were paying him to scare their children. Uncompelling. According to the homeowner, the little girl was not harmed but the camera was broken. “It’s still active,” Nichols said. This person’s face was blanked out in the documentary.
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