Synopsis: A clown performer and his future brother in-law create a web sensation by dressing up as the infamous Wasco clown and posting pictures on social media. They unwittingly resurrect the real Wasco and his henchmen. As murders rock the community, the friends band together to send the evil clowns back to the grave. – IMDB
Release Date: 2015-12-15 | MPAA Rating: Unrated | Coolthulhus Earned: 4
Trailer: The Legend of Wasco
The Legend of Wasco Review
Let’s be clear here, The Legend of Wasco is NOT a good movie. It is, however, an entertaining one. Oddly entertaining, given the half-ass acting, poor cinematography, and ridiculously stupid plot. I’m sitting here wracking my brains for things that I can talk about that I thought were good, but all I can do is grin and think about how absolutely horrible it was. It was so bad that after it ended, through my slowly dying giggles, I told my partner “I’m…kind of ashamed that I found that as funny as I did.” He shook his head, smirked just a bit, and replied “It wasn’t bad.”
Yes, yes it was. Oooh yes, it was bad, but it had some great lines:
“I mean, my sister’s dated clowns before, but she’s never dated an actual clown before.”
“I never thought establishing an alibi could be so fun….or …degrading.”
“Suck on this, Bozo!”
Ah, I know! Every time a clown died, it was so over the top and ridiculous that I couldn’t help but giggle. Especially the prolonged squeaky-fart sound on one of the deaths. Plus, there was this non-clown vs clown battle, with everyone in clown face-paint that had this surreal quality to it that cannot be understated.
Also, surprisingly, there was a serious note to it. At one point the brother talks about his leaving the Army, expecting the sister to blame him, and she basically sets him straight very quickly. She tells him that she didn’t think she’d have the courage to fight overseas, that it had to be terrifying, etc, that people would understand. Basically, she treats him like he’s a human, and that was very, very cool.
The Legend of Wasco fell just short of being awesome. I mean, it wasn’t Evil Dead good, but Evil Dead is in a class of its own. So… anyways, I can’t recommend it, but I will say if you can get it on Redbox for $1.50 and you have a sufficient quantity of adult beverages on hand, you won’t be wasting your time. Or, you could get it on Amazon.