2014 saw the release of Billy “Bloody Bill” Pon’s Circus of the Dead. Despite losing a distribution deal due to Distribber’s bankruptcy, the film enjoyed a limited DVD run (now long out of print) and made its way, briefly, onto VOD platforms. Circus of the Dead has since become a bona fide cult classic with Pon and many of the film’s cast and crew lauded at horror conventions nationwide.
Still, without a new distro deal, Circus of the Dead risked fading into obscurity–which is why Dread Central was thrilled to recently announce that we are re-releasing Pon’s gory opus on VOD tomorrow, July 14th, with a Blu-ray release to follow! Pre-order your Blu-ray now, HERE.
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Be sure to tune in to our live virtual Circus of the Dead Reunion + Q&A tomorrow: Tuesday, July 14th (the same day the film is available on VOD). The mayhem starts at 6 PM (PST); see the link below the trailer and synopsis for full details.
A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.
Pon co-wrote Circus of the Dead with Lee Ankrum; the film stars Bill Oberst Jr., Parrish Randall, and Chanel Ryan. The film introduces fans to Papa Corn (Oberst), a killer clown who hands in a performance many put right up there with Terrifier‘s Art the Clown! We hope you’ll agree, Circus of the Dead represents the kind of bold, transgressive filmmaking Dread fans are craving. Hang on to your hats and glasses, because this ride isn’t for the tame of heart!
Have you seen Circus of the Dead? If not, are you excited to see what all of the buzz is about? Will you be tuning in to our virtual Circus of the Dead reunion and Q&A? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.