"In a heartfelt performance, Clay von Carlowitz is quite sympathetic and genial in his role as Evan. Putting on a strong and brave face, Evan (Carlowitz) is the everyman trapped inside an extraordinary situation. Evan is stuck in the past, but nostalgia is much better than his future."
"With a dynamic screen presence, Clay von Carlowitz holds onto the audience’s attention with a gripping character-driven performance. Jeffrey (von Carlowitz) is such an interesting character who masks his guilt and flaws with his sarcasm and cynicism."
PATRICK BROMLEY - F This Movie! "The dialogue and delivery are stylized in such a way as to walk the line between reality and dreams. The characters do a great deal of talking, but rarely do they say what needs to be said -- namely, the truth. This is a story about what we conceal about the past, and how those secrets, like a fog, allow us to lie to ourselves and avoid facing who we really are."
“THE SHADOW SCARF is one of those shorts you feel like you know where it’s going until the rug is pulled out. You feel shocked and surprised at first, but when you watch it again, you know very well that the rug was being pulled out from (under) you from the start.”
"Clay von Carlowitz excels both on stage and on the screen. Currently known more for his comedic roles in Troma's latest productions, von Carlowitz is also capable of taking on dramatic roles as evident in his stellar performance in Danny & The Deep Blue Sea. Von Carlowitz completely disappears into the performance and becomes the character. It was both impressive and amazing and something you unfortunately don't see too often these days." -Bjarni Gautur Tómasson, Filmmaker
"Raw and powerful. Paredes and von Carlowtiz crafted great performances where the stakes were brutal but terribly human with courage, trust and love." -Laura Vogels, Actor/Photographer
"These guys should keep performing - von Carlowitz and Paredes were electric . They frickin' changed the molecules in the room!" -Michael B. Chadwick, Actor
Reviews on 'Return to nuke 'em high'
CELLULOID TERROR - Bluray Release "His cast includes a bunch of relatively unknown names, nothing new for Troma but the entire cast pours their love into the film... Clay von Carlowitz brings the hilarious Eugene to life and creates one of the most ridiculous car sex scenes I've ever witnessed."
BLOODY DISGUSTING - Jorge Solis, Bluray Release "The plot is surrounded by off-the-wall characters that seem to have jumped out of some zany cartoon. One of those hilarious characters is Eugene, played by Clay von Carlowitz, who always refers to himself in the third person. Representing horny teenagers everywhere, Eugene is extremely loud, rambunctious, and narcissistic as he struggles to lose his virginity."
F THIS MOVIE - Patrick Bromley, Chicago Premiere Review "von Carlowitz makes Eugene a very entertaining douchebag, playing the part at the big, stylized pitch we've come to associate with Troma. Within seconds, we can identify him as THAT GUY, but by the time the film ends he has become more than that. There are jokes made at the expense of his sexuality that aren't just cheap laughs, but actually tie into the larger themes of the movie. Eugene, stooge that we may think he is, turns out to be just another misfit looking for a place to belong."
WE GOT THIS COVERED - Matt Donato, NYC Horror Film Festival Premiere Review
"Kaufman plucks a wonderful cast of unfamiliar faces to revamp the halls of Tromaville High... Clay von Carlowitz really understands Troma’s goofy atmosphere, portraying a male bro character who flexes consistently and refers to himself in the third person – a hilarious college douchebag stereotype."
FLICKERING MYTH - Luke Owen, London Premiere Review
"When the film works, it really hits the mark. There are some hilarious scenes in the movie and it's filled with superb comedic performances. I was particularly fond of Clay von Carlowitz's Eugene who has some fantastic facials and dialogue delivery. His outburst when Chrissy (Asta Paredes) won't sleep with him in the back of his car is outstanding."