Circus Kane follows the exploits of Balthazar Kane (devilishly played by Tim Abell), down on his luck he invites a group of nerdy social media hounds to his house of horrors, promising £250,000.00 to anyone who can survive the night and hopefully relaunch the career of Kane.
The characters aren't the usual mix of jock, prom queen, nerd, rock chick etc. Instead we get a group of people who seem ordinary enough and although there isn't a great lot of development I found the cast to be likeable, look closely and you will notice one of the characters is actually played by Jonathan Lipnicki of Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little fame.
The movie does suffer from certain budget restraints, the house never feels as big from the inside and it does the out and there are some drawn out periods of conversation that border on boring but this is more than made up for with what the movie does right. Aside from the casting we have some great practical effects, although the blood splatter was abit watery looking everything else was bang on. The acting is more than passable and the make up effects are incredible, the set design is good but limited.
Overrall this is one of those B-Movie gems that I very rarely have the pleasure of reviewing but I had a bloody good time with Circus Kane, think of a mash up between Saw 2 / Killer Klowns / Cube / 31 and your just about there.