Reviewed by: JimmyO
What's it about
A revenge driven clown hunts down a group of hotties after they played a joke on him during a birthday party. The good news is that you can help him kill ‘em all.
Is it good movie?
Do you remember those books, the ones where you created your own adventure? Basically, you’d read a few pages, then you’d get to a passage that would give you a choice of what to do. And if you made the wrong choice, it would be a short read as you’d end up killing the character off. I used to read those like mad when I was young, and frankly, the thought of a film doing that is a damn interesting idea. Will she take the gun or will she just take off? Should the victims run to the right or to the left? While it seems like it would be a very difficult process to actually make a film like that, it might be an interesting way to sell a product. But when the finished product happens to be Chuckles Revenge, I’d be happy to stick with my regular old DVD’s that don’t give you a choice any day.
The opening sequence in Chuckles is a birthday party for a girl named Kristen. She’s a bitch. Her friends are bitches. And while I hate to blatantly use that statement, I don’t know what else you would call a group of drunken women who rape some hired clown with a bottle. The guy shows up, tries to do his show, and he is then attacked. Apparently they wanted a stripper and somebody sent them the wrong performer. In the description on the DVD artwork, they say that it started as a joke. A joke? I’m not sure how many people would call their behavior a joke. Assault or rape maybe, but not a joke. So basically, I spent the rest of the very short film wishing Chuckles the best.
As for the “interactive experience”, I would hardly call it interactive. For every choice you make, it seems to lead to the same conclusion. I watched about three of them, but honestly, I lost interest. Like I said, I didn’t give a shite about what happened to these women. As for the slasher element, that is nearly non existent. You basically get somebody screaming, fake blood and an off-screen kill. In the nudity department, you are treated to a naked chick in the shower, and she is attractive enough. But really, the only thing that makes this of slight interest is the idea of making it interactive. But the idea alone is not worth wasting your time on. This is a poorly scripted, badly acted and just plain abysmal flick. At least it’s short.
Video / Audio
Both the Audio and Video on this disc is cheap and that is exactly what it looks like… cheap.
The special features on this disc include a half hour or so of a Behind the Scenesfeature, and it is much more interesting than the film. The filmmakers talk about the casting, rehearsal, production and a the how and why of Chuckle‘s Revenge. It seems like they wanted to do something really interesting here. It sure didn’t turn out that way.
I loved the idea of an interactive DVD. But I didn’t love this film. In fact, I really hated it. Good for Chuckles, get your revenge, just leave me out of it. As far as choices go, forget right or left, choose not to watch.