If you’re in the mood for streaming a killer clown film and you don’t want to watch the cinematic classic It starring Tim Curry or the remake starring Bill Skarsgård, then Killer Book Club might be your movie pick for the night. It’s not exactly a horrific masterpiece the way that Stephen King’s It is, but then again, name something in the horror genre that can live up to King. But even if Killer Book Club seems like a rip-off of It and Scream at the same time, this new Netflix film is a frightening ride complete with just enough jump scares to feel like you didn’t waste your time.
Killer Book Club is the latest horror film on Netflix, but it might remind viewers of genre classics.
Killer Book Club is a brand new Netflix original movie that just released on the streaming platform today. Hitting Netflix’s catalog in time for those who are celebrating the spooky season a little early, this new horror spectacular is a great film to add to your 60-day countdown to Halloween movie list. Based on Carlos García Miranda’s horror novel, adapted by Miranda into a script and directed by Carlos Alonso Ojea, the film was produced in Spain and released there last year and is now making its way to Netflix with an English-dubbed version.
The Netflix film follows a group of university kids who cannot be anything less alike than one another. The only thing the group has in common with each other is their love for horror novels, which is how they form the Killer Book Club. After playing a costumed prank on the university campus that leads to a deadly accident, the group swears a pact of silence, hoping to take their dark secret to the grave.
Killer Book Club follows a group after a deadly accident, when they start getting picked off one by one.
Soon after, a mysterious writer anonymously threatens to reveal the group’s secret in a bloody novel they will release chapter by chapter on social media, with each chapter promising to end in the death of one of the book clubbers.
Terrified for their lives, the members of the book club begin to turn on one another as they try to figure out who the killer (who dresses up as a clown) is and avoid being their next victim. Netflix’s Killer Book Club stars Veki Velilla, Álvaro Mel, Priscilla Delgado, Iván Pellicer, Ane Rot, Carlos Alcaide, Hamza Zaidi and María Cerezuela, and Daniel Grao.
While Killer Book Club probably won’t go down in history as one of the scariest killer clown horror movies of all time, it’s still a fun slasher film for movie buffs looking for a kooky and spooky night. Critics are split on how they feel about this Netflix original, and the film has gained a total audience score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some movie watchers have criticized Netflix’s Killer Book Club for not being original enough, claiming that the lack of a new story makes the film bland without cashing in on the escalations it builds up to.
While Killer Book Club probably won’t go down in history as one of the scariest killer clown horror movies of all time, it’s still a fun slasher film for movie buffs looking for a kooky and spooky night.
Other film reviewers have claimed that while Killer Book Club isn’t a great movie, it’s also not terrible. Somehow, this Netflix feature ends up somewhere in the middle, which makes it just good enough to enjoy watching, as long as you don’t set your expectations too high.