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The Balloon

The Balloon

A creepy clown brings balloons and death in this dreamlike road safety film, along with some not-so-subtle product placement

Children's 1981 10 mins

Overview

If the love child of Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini were commissioned by Slush Puppy to make a road safety film, then this would be it. The mix of high and low camera angles, the music, and the creepy clown with his mysterious balloons all add up to a strangely dreamlike experience. The fact that two kids are apparently struck by cars, but everyone is more worried about burst balloons only adds to the almost certainly unintended surrealism.