Press Release: Chicago, IL (August 16, 2019) – Horror comedy Gags The Clown, which delighted and terrified audiences at its 2018 Cinepocalypse world premiere, will be released by Doppelgänger Releasing (the genre label of arthouse distributor Music Box Films) and horror genre website Bloody Disgusting beginning September 3, 2019. This is the feature film debut for director Adam Krause and was inspired by the viral media frenzy and worldwide phenomenon of ‘clown roaming’ sparked by his sixteen-minute short film Gags in 2016.

Gags the Clown is a scary, creatively shot and often-times humorous look at how the arrival of one mysterious clown can turn a city upside down and inside out…literally,” said filmmaker Adam Krause.


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 of 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.

In 2016, director Adam Krause released his short film Gags and won Best Director at the Madtown Horror Film Festival and the Above and Beyond Award at the Green Bay Film Festival. Doppelgänger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting are releasing Gags The Clown in select theaters and VOD platforms beginning September 3, 2019. A home entertainment release will follow later in the year. Send in the killer clowns!

More information on GAGS THE CLOWN may be found on the DOPPELGANGER RELEASING website at

Gags The Clown

Doppelganger Releasing and Bloody Disgusting
VOD RELEASE DATE: September 3, 2019
Director: Adam Krause
Writers: Adam Krause and John Pata
Cast: Lauren Ashley Carter, Tracey Perez, Evan Gamble, Aaron Christensen
Running Time: 89 min.
Format: 1.81:1
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating: NR
Country: United State of America
Language: English

Bloody Disgusting is the world’s largest destination for horror fans, with an audience of over 20 million. Trusted since 2001 as the first source for breaking and in-depth coverage of all things horror, the Chicago-based media company produces its award-winning namesake website and mobile app, the fastest growing weekly horror show on YouTube, This Week in Horror, and the number one podcast network for horror fans. Bloody Disgusting has also both produced and distributed films, including Sundance Film Festival hits V/H/S, V/H/S/2, and THE WOMAN, as well as the TIFF Midnight Madness breakout SOUTHBOUND. Bloody Disgusting has positioned itself as the most important place for producers of genre film, television, games, events, and comics to connect with their fans. For more information, please visit

About Doppelgänger Releasing:

Doppelgänger Releasing is the genre label of Music Box Films. Launched in 2013, highlights include the Slamdance award-winner 100 BLOODY ACRES, Santiago Segura’s TORRENTE series, and Fabrice Du Welz’s psychosexual thriller ALLELUIA. Recent releases include the Blu-ray debut of Wes Craven’s 1978 cult classic SUMMER OF FEAR and Dario Argento’s OPERA, THE CHURCH, and THE SECT. Doppelgänger Releasing, along with horror website Bloody Disgusting, has recently released the heavy metal comedy HEAVY TRIP, art house horror film HAGAZUSSA, and, coming this fall, will release GAGS THE CLOWN. For more information, please visit

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