100 Tears

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100 Tears
100 Tears promotional poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Marcus Koch
Produced by Joe Davison
Elmar Berger
Alanna Baker
Written by Joe Davison
Starring Jack Amos
Georgia Chris
Joe Davison
Raine Brown
Music by Kristian Wing
Cinematography Wesley Wing
Edited by Marcus Koch
Distributed by Anthum Pictures
Release dates
  • June 23, 2007 (2007-06-23)
Running time
88 minutes (cut)
92 minutes (uncut)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $75,000

100 Tears is an American independent slasher black comedy film directed by Marcus Koch and produced by Joe Davison. It follows the story of a circus clown going on a murderous rampage after being wrongfully accused of rape. The film stars Georgia Chris, Joe Davison (who also produced the film), Jack Amos, and Raine Brown, and was distributed by Anthum Pictures in 2007. The film was generally well received by independent horror film critics and has become a cult classic.

Plot[edit]

After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus clown known onstage as Gurdy (Jack Amos) exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly surfaced. Part urban legend, part tabloid sensationalism... he is now an unstoppable murderous juggernaut, fueled only by hate. And worse, when two tabloid reporters (Georgia Chris and Joe Davison) attempt to hunt him down, they find themselves kidnapped and trapped in his warehouse, hunted by him and his conniving daughter (Raine Brown), who already has a deceptive plan up her sleeve. It's a gory, horrifying fight for their lives with no telling who will emerge alive.

Cast[edit]

  • Jack Amos as Gurdy the Clown
  • Georgia Chris as Jennifer Stevenson
  • Joe Davison as Mark Web
  • Raine Brown as Christine Greaston\
  • Becca Wheel as Karen
  • Pauline Schaffer as Abby
  • Jenn Lee as Claire
  • Kibwe Dorsey as Detective Spaulding
  • Rod Grant as Detective Dunkin
  • Norberto Santiago as Drago Villette
  • Jerry Allen as Ed Purdy
  • Jeff Dylan Graham as Jack Arlo
  • Krystal Badia as Jill Bryner
  • Leslie Ann Crytzer as Tracy Greaston
  • Jori Davison as Roxanna
  • Brad Rhodes as Ralphio the Strongman
  • Regina Ramirez as Bookstore Patron
  • Clayton Smith as Young Gurdy

Production and release[edit]

100 Tears is a low-budget splatter film produced for around $75,000.[1] It was distributed in limited theaters on June 23, 2007, and received an NC-17 rating for extreme horror violence. The DVD version of the film was released on December 9, 2008.

Reception[edit]

Because of its strictly limited release, 100 Tears has not been well known by the mainstream media, but it has received mostly positive reviews from independent film critics. The Scars Horror Reviews called the film "a big top blood splattering attraction," and that Jack Amos's performance as Gurdy the Clown "makes Pennywise look as harmless as Bozo the Clown".[2] Johnny Butane of Dread Central gave the film three stars out of five, calling the film "at times genuinely funny, outright ridiculous, painfully bad, and screamingly entertaining."[3] Horror Society praised the balance of horror and comedy, writing "humor can ruin a perfectly good dark and sinister horror film, but the balance in 100 Tears is in the right amount and does not seem to hurt the film in any way".[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Subject Nominee Result
Tabloid Witch Awards[5] Best Actress Georgia Chris Won
Best Supporting Actress Raine Brown Won
Best Make-Up Effects Marcus Koch Won

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