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24th Oct 2023

Netflix adds one of Ireland’s biggest 2023 movies

Rory Cashin

Apocalypse Clown

The movie was released in cinemas less than two months ago.

As premises for movies go, you can’t say that Apocalypse Clown doesn’t have a unique one: “When a mysterious technological blackout plunges Ireland into anarchy and chaos, a group of failed washed up clowns are forced to traverse the country for one last shot at their dreams.”

Released in cinemas in Ireland at the start of September, before also hitting the big screen in the UK later in October, the comedy is written by members of brilliant Irish comedy troupe Dead Cat Bounce, and comes from the director of episodes of hit comedies such as Inside No.9 and Wedding Season.

Apocalypse Clown also features quite a few recognisable faces in front of the camera too, including David Earl (After Life), Tara Flynn (Dating Amber), Erin McGathy (Community), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), and stand-up comedian Tony Cantwell.

Apocalypse Clown went down a storm with critics around the world

The movie performed quite well with critics, who scored the comedy 83% on Rotten Tomatoes, with some reviewers really revelling in the unique silliness of the premise:

Sunday Independent – “It’s hard to refuse this comedy caper penned by members of madcap theatre troupe Dead Cat Bounce, such is its gung-ho vim and uniquely silly premise.”

Guardian – “Director George Kane keeps the energy up throughout, helped along by a game-for-it cast that know exactly how to pitch the material.”

Digital Spy – “You’ll end Apocalypse Clown knowing that you’ve seen something you haven’t before… or likely will again. It’s a singular and brilliant watch that turns the apocalypse into the best clown show in town.”

Apocalypse Clown is available to watch on Netflix in Ireland and the UK from today (Tuesday 24 October).

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