'Wrinkles the Clown' Documentary Spotlights the Real-Life Pennywise

Unmasking the terrifying, viral sensation.

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IT: Chapter 2 has already hit theaters, but there’s another nightmarish clown film making its way to the silver screen. The upcoming Wrinkles The Clown documentary examines the real-life Pennywise that rose to Internet fame five years ago.

The movie focuses on a viral YouTube video that starred a creepy figure wearing a clown mask and jumping from underneath a child’s bed. The description of clip relayed that the clown’s name is Wrinkles and he lived in southwest Florida. Wrinkles was hired by parents to scare their children as punishment for misbehaving.

The video triggered a number of fans to upload their own videos of Wrinkles spotted “in the wild.” The trailer for the upcoming documentary sheds light on the online sensation. Watch the clip above and then look out for Wrinkles the Clown to premiere on October 4.

In other news surrounding clowns, director Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix walked away from this year’s Venice Film Festival with the Golden Lion award for Joker.

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