DREAD, a sister company to Dread Central, is no stranger to tales of killer clowns. They were the minds behind the 2017 slasher hit Terrifier, after all. Now, they’re bringing a new demented villain into the horror lexicon. This time, they’d like you to meet The Jester.
In The Jester:
After the recent death of their father, two estranged sisters find themselves being stalked by a malevolent being known as The Jester. Revealing himself to be more than just a man in a mask, the evil entity begins to further torment the inhabitants of this small town on Halloween night. The path to defeating this unholy monster lies with the two sisters who realize that the only way to survive is to figure out how to right the wrongs of their dark past.
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When discussing The Jester, Epic Picture Group CEO Patrick Ewald says, “When Brian Clarke (developer of The Mortuary Assistant game) introduced me to Colin’s insanely popular YouTube shorts of The Jester (over 30 million views), I was immediately captivated and knew we had to make a feature film out of them. It is incredible to see how Colin has taken his original concept and evolved it into a truly terrifying feature film. I can’t wait for audiences to experience this new face of evil in the supernatural entity known as The Jester.”
Director Colin Krawchuk added, “It’s been so exciting to see the little short film we made back in 2016 eventually get us to the big screen. Turning the essence of a short into a feature was an unexpected challenge and one that could not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of a passionate crew. I’m excited for audiences to see our talented actors bring these new characters to life alongside a reimagined Jester.”
Krawchuk wrote The Jester with Michael Sheffield. Eduardo Sánchez, co-creator of The Blair Witch Project, Mary Beth McAndrews, editor-in-chief of Dread Central, and Patrick Ewald served as the film’s executive producers.
Lelia Symington (Brut Force), Matt Servitto (The Sopranos), Ken Arnold (Swagger), and Sam Lukowski (Satanic Hispanics) star in the film.
The Jester will have a limited theatrical run beginning September 29, 2023, followed by a VOD release on October 3,2023.