Yeah, this one isn't strictly horror (though Goldthwait is calling it a horror film, it looks more like a bleak comedy//social satire) but fuck it, I'm totally ok with that. Shakes The Clown has been one of my favorite comedies for years (and has my all time favorite quotable filthy line when the woman who played Ester on Sanford & Son describes her lady too had as having peanut butter like qualities: "Brown, creamy, and easy to spread") and World's Greatest Dad served notice that Robin Williams can still bring the thunder when a direcotr has him tone down his antics/hides his coke stash from him.
God Bless America moves off the festival circuit, where its earned rave reviews, is now out via VOD prior to getting a limited theatrical run in May courtesy of Magnolia Films. Though wildly different in tone, it has a similar, nasty, vigilante vibe as Scorcese's Taxi Driver or James Gunn's bleak "superhero" comedy Super.
When Frank ( Joel Murray) discovers he has terminal cancer, he takes out his frustrations with the fame obsessed pop culture by gunning down any Z-grade reality stars, pseudo celebrities, religious zealots, bigots and any other member of the me-generation that would push their mothers down a flight of steps for a chance at fifteen minutes of fame. Armed to the teeth and joined by a teenage sociopath (Tara Lynne Barr) the pair embark on a cross country killing spree and take out the garbage that many of us have daydreamed about exterminating for years.