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CLOWN MOTEL Film – Based On Real-Life Motel – Meets It’s Funding Goal

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Congratulations to the creators of Clown Motel – a horror film set at the World’s Scariest Motel – who have reached their funding goal on Kickstarter.

In the upcoming film, the First Jason Voorhees (Ari Lehman) and the First Michael Myers (Tony Moran) join forces at the notoriously haunted Clown Motel from Award-Winning Director Joseph Kelly with the help from Jeffrey Reddick (creator of Final Destination).

The film follows a group of ghost hunters who stumble upon the Clown Motel, which is a real motel in Nevada. They must determine if the motel is abandoned or haunted by the clowns that used to live there. Somewhere along the way, they also run into a group of women returning from a Las Vegas bachelorette party (because the Holiday Inn was at full capacity?).

Years before the remake of “IT” or the coulrophobic news reports, Director Joseph Kelly and Producer Dave Bailey stumbled upon the actual Clown Motel while traveling across the country to a film festival. They loved the atmosphere so much they decided to make a movie based on this haunted town including true sightings of clowns, the goldmine fire, the town population of the lost souls and so much more. In 2015, they produced a short film version of the story that Joseph directed. The response from the horror community was so strong, it helped garner the initial down-payment investment to make the feature film.

Check out the film’s trailer below.

The Clown Motel in Tonopah Nevada is one of the primary locations for this film shoot. With a town population of 2,000 people and no gas station for 100 miles either way – it’s a real life horror story!

Catering to bikers, truckers, and other long haul travelers that find themselves off the beaten path, the Clown Motel is the final port of call before the yet another stretch of unbroken Nevada desert.

Owner Bob Perchetti says people often ask him to remove the clown portraits from their rooms or cover them up with a sheet. One guest told him he woke up and saw a creepy life-size clown by the side of the bed. He tried to wipe the sleep from his eyes, thinking it was just an illusion but the clown was still there.’

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