From the Indiegogo page:
CLOWNS IN THE WOODS is an independent horror movie with creepy villains, twisted kills, and a spooky small-town atmosphere.
In the tradition of CANDYMAN and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, this will be a horror movie about the sins of the past, as a younger generation must grapple with the consequences of past injustice.
We have been fans of horror films since a young age, especially independent regional horror films. We want to create a horror movie which is inspired by the 2016 clown sightings, and to incorporate and include people with disabilities in both the story and the production.
Since our co-director Adrian Esposito is on the Autism spectrum, we feel this film is important because it has the potential to break the mold of how people with disabilities are seen.
Our film has a prominent lead role for an actor with a disability. This character, Marcus, is a young man who is bullied in the community and dies when a vicious prank goes wrong. He then comes back from the grave as a killer clown, to enact revenge on those who have wronged him. He enacts his revenge with the help of other killer clowns, who have their own slapstick methods of causing death and destruction.
One of Marcus’s few friends in life was his neighbor Amy, a lesbian college student. As the deaths pile up, Amy is determined to learn the deadly secret behind the recent wave of murders, little realizing that she may be putting herself and her loved ones in danger.