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It (2017)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

It (2017)

In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.

Themes:madness, cannibalism, childhood, cruelty, homophobia, abduction, bullying, sadism, brutality, racism, memory, monster, fear
Mood:supernatural, gore
Locations:sewer, bicycle, forest, school
Characters:jew, villain, bully, zombie, children, teenager
Period:summer, 1980s
Story:evil clown, serial child murderer, child murderer, fear of clowns, school bullying, stuttering character, thrown down a well, red balloon, killing a sheep, flooded basement, psycho killer, homicidal maniac, traumatic childhood experience, childhood crush, clown doll, traumatic childhood, killing spree, killer clown, loss of brother, evil creature

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. (Read More)

Themes:madness, cannibalism, cruelty, sadism, brutality, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:brother, homicidal maniac, clown makeup, killing spree, killer clown, evil clown, death of brother, clown, child in peril, blood splatter, serial killers, dutch angle, graphic violence, psychopathic killer, bad guy, pervert, stabbed in the throat, butcher, covered in blood, interracial friendship

Halloween II (2009)
Horror

Halloween II (2009)

Michael Myers is still at large and no less dangerous than ever. After a failed reunion to reach his baby sister at their old home, Laurie Strode is immediately taken to a hospital to be treated by the wounds that had been afflicted by her brother a few hours ago. However, Michael isn't too far off and will continue his murdering 'Halloween' rampage until he gets his sister all to himself. (Read More)

Themes:brutality
Mood:gore
Story:homicidal maniac, clown mask, killing spree, sadistic psychopath, screaming in fear, blood splatter, serial teen killer, bloody violence, graphic violence, psychopathic killer, bad guy, broken arm, covered in blood, sister, maniac, murderer, brother, clown, psychopath, book

31 (2016)
Horror, Thriller

31 (2016)

The day before Halloween, five carnival employees are kidnapped & held hostage in an isolated compound known as "Murderworld". On Halloween, they are thrown into a sadistic game called "31" where they must survive 12 hours against a gang of maniacs dressed like clowns. It's time to play 31.

Themes:madness, cannibalism, cruelty, sadism, brutality
Mood:gore
Characters:villain
Story:clowns, psycho killer, homicidal maniac, killer clown, blood splatter, psychopathic killer, bad guy, switchblade, psycho, maniac, murderer, clown, bathroom, psychopath, serial killer, title spoken by character, death, blood, violence, murder

Santa Sangre (1989) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Santa Sangre (1989)

A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the heretical church of Santa Sangre ("Holy Blood"), and then commit suicide. Back in the present, he escapes and rejoins his surviving and armless mother. Against his will, he "becomes her arms" and the two undertake a grisly campaign of murder and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:madness
Mood:gore
Story:violence against a child, child abuse, blood splatter, pool of blood, covered in blood, circus, severed arm, clown, coffin, child, piano, serial killer, murder, blood, violence, flashback

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)
Horror

The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

Five teenagers head off for a weekend at a secluded cabin in the woods. They arrive to find they are quite isolated with no means of communicating with the outside world. When the cellar door flings itself open, they of course go down to investigate. They find an odd assortment of relics and curios, but when one of the women, Dana, reads from a book, she awakens a family of deadly zombie killers. However, there's far more going on than meets the eye. This is why The Cabin In The Woods (2012) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:supernatural, gore
Characters:zombie, teenager
Story:killer clown, evil clown, blood splatter, cellar, stabbed in the throat, covered in blood, eaten alive, severed arm, basement, clown, creature, book, murder, blood, flashback

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Locations:bicycle, forest
Period:1980s
Story:clowns, circus, killer clown, evil clown, killing, small town, eaten alive, balloon, clown, bathroom, title spoken by character, kiss, murder, police, blood

Day Of The Dead (1985)
Horror, Thriller

Day Of The Dead (1985)

Zombies rule the world, except for a small group of scientists and military personnel who reside in an underground bunker in Florida. The scientists are using the undead in gruesome experiments; much to the chagrin of the military. Finally the military finds that their men have been used in the scientists' experiments, and banish the scientists to the caves that house the Living Dead. Unfortunately, the zombies from above ground have made their way into the bunker. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, sadism, brutality, racism, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:bully, zombie
Period:1980s
Story:evil clown, blood splatter, headless corpse, hell on earth, american horror, bloody violence, covered in blood, eaten alive, severed arm, clown, gay slur, book, murder, blood, death, violence

Stitches (2012) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Comedy, Horror

Stitches (2012)

The clumsy and unfunny clown Richard "Stitches" Grindle goes to the birthday party of little Tom and the boy and his friends play a prank with Stitches, tying his shoelaces. Stitches slips, falls and dies. Six years later, Tom gives a birthday party for his friends at home and the clown revives to haunt the teenagers and revenge his death. (Read More)

Story:killing spree, killer clown, evil clown, childhood friend, clown, arm ripped off, covered in blood, killing, cat, death, one word title

Drive Thru (2007)
Comedy, Horror

Drive Thru (2007)

In Blanca Carne, California, the seventeen year-old student Mackenzie Carpenter is celebrating her graduation in high-school with her boyfriend Fisher Kent and her classmates. Mackenzie receives messages about her close friends while they are murdered by Horny The Clown, the symbol of the Hella-Burger fasts food. On the eve of her eighteenth birthday and after the death of a couple of friends, Mackenzie realizes that all of them are connected to a dark event in the past of her mother Marcia Carpenter. Further, she will be in danger on the day of her birthday. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:killer clown, evil clown, clown, blood splatter, missing person, death, blood, violence, police

Scary Or Die (2012)
Horror

Scary Or Die (2012)

The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the "City of Angels". A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to protect the person he craves the most, A dirty cop and a hit gone wrong with a vengeful Necromancer, a beautiful but mysterious woman and a lonely man looking for love in all the wrong places, a gruesome blood splattered uprising of Illegal Mexican Zombies, and a Cajun conjure grandfather whose gift of never ending love goes terribly awry...SCARY OR DIE is unique experience in horror filmmaking certain to fulfill all your twisted horror film experience needs. This is why Scary Or Die (2012) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:gore
Characters:zombie
Story:killer clown, child in peril, eaten alive, clown, death, police, blood, murder

Clownhouse (1989)
Horror

Clownhouse (1989)

Just before Halloween, three kid brothers who are alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Characters:children
Story:killer clown, evil clown, child in peril, clowns, circus, brother, clown, murder

Amusement (2008) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Horror, Thriller

Amusement (2008)

As retribution a psychopathic stalker known only as The Laugh attacks the now adult girls who picked on his sick childhood tendencies. Tabitha, Shelby and Lisa become the target of a madman with a serious adolescent grudge.

Themes:childhood, cruelty, fear
Mood:gore
Characters:bully
Story:childhood friend, switchblade, clown, one word title, flashback, murder, blood

Prom Night (2008)
Horror, Mystery

Prom Night (2008)

Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her dark past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night. (Read More)

Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:child molester, murder of a child, blood splatter, pervert, pedophile, clown, psychopath, title spoken by character, murder, flashback, death, violence, blood, police

Victor Frankenstein (2015)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:madness, monster, fear
Locations:forest
Story:clown makeup, mutilation, circus, clown, library, creature, title spoken by character, based on novel, blood, police, flashback

The Funhouse (1981)
Horror

The Funhouse (1981)

The teenager Amy Harper dates Buzz Dawson for the first time and they go to the carnival with their friends Richie and Liz. They smoke grass and have good-time visiting the attractions including a side show with freak animals. The silly Richie suggests the group to spend the night in the Funhouse for fun. During the night, they witness the murder of the fortune teller Madame Zena by a man wearing a mask of Frankenstein from an opening in the ceiling of a room. They decide to leave the fun house but they find all the exits locked. Meanwhile Richie sneaks in the room and steals the money of the manager of the place. The masked man returns with his father and owner of the fun house to show the corpse of Madame Zena; when the man realizes that he had been robbed, he presses his son that removes the mask and shows his horrible face. Richie startles and drops his lighter in the room. The owner asks his freak son to chase the thieves and eyewitnesses in a night of terror for the teenagers. This is why The Funhouse (1981) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Themes:sadism, brutality, fear
Characters:teenager
Period:1980s
Story:child murderer, homicidal maniac, child in peril, deeply disturbed person, maniac, clown, coffin, little boy, psychopath, title spoken by character, murder, death, blood, kiss

Clown (2014) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Horror, Thriller

Clown (2014)

A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill. (Read More)

Story:clown suit, clown costume, killer clown, clown, demon, blood, murder

The Houses October Built (2014)
Horror, Thriller

The Houses October Built (2014)

Beneath the fake blood and cheap masks of countless haunted house attractions across the country, there are whispers of truly terrifying alternatives. Looking to find an authentic, blood-curdling good fright for Halloween, five friends set off on a road trip in an RV to track down these underground Haunts. Just when their search seems to reach a dead end, strange and disturbing things start happening and it becomes clear that the Haunt has come to them... (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:disturbing, clown mask, screaming in fear, screaming in horror, clown, bathroom, blood, death, violence

The Task (2011)
Horror

The Task (2011)

Something diabolical is taking place on the set of "The Task" a new reality show in which players complete terrifying missions within the confines of an abandoned prison hoping to win a hefty cash prize. As six young students explore their new environment, malicious spirits make their presence known in the most gruesome ways imaginable, Unable to escape the labyrinthine prison, the contestants become unwitting pawns caught at the centre of a blood-soaked night of terror. (Read More)

Themes:cannibalism, fear
Story:evil clown, loss of brother, death of brother, screaming in horror, clown, death, murder, blood

Dead Silence (2007)
Horror, Thriller

Dead Silence (2007)

Every town has its own ghost story, and a local folktale around Ravens Fair is about a ventriloquist named Mary Shaw. After she went mad in the 1940s, she was accused of kidnapping a young boy who yelled out in one of her performances that she was a fraud. Because of this she was hunted down by townspeople who in the ultimate act of revenge, cut out her tongue and then killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a handmade collection of vaudeville dolls, and assumed they had silenced her forever. However, Ravens Fair has been plagued by mysterious deaths around them after Mary Shaws collection has returned from their graves and have come to seek revenge on people that killed her and their families. Far from the pall of their cursed hometown, newlyweds Jamie and Lisa Ashen thought they had established a fresh start, until Jamie's wife is grotesquely killed in their apartment. Jamie returns to Ravens Fair for the funeral, intent on unraveling the mystery of Lisa's death. Once reunited with his ill father, Edward, and his father's new young bride, Ella, Jamie must dig into the town's bloody past to find out who killed his wife and why. All the while, he is doggedly pursued by a detective who doesn't believe a word he says. As he uncovers the legend of Mary Shaw, he will unlock the story of her curse and the truth behind the threat from a rhyme in his childhood: if you see Mary Shaw and scream, she'll take your tongue. And the last thing you will hear before you die...is your own voice speaking back to you. (Read More)

Themes:childhood, fear
Characters:children
Story:fair, evil clown, supernatural power, missing person poster, murderer, basement, clown, small town, death, flashback, blood, murder

The House On Sorority Row (1983) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The House On Sorority Row (1983)

A group of girls staying at a sorority house clash with the house's owner, who wants them out. They decide to play a prank on her, but it goes awry and she winds up dead. Panicking, the girls try to hide the body, but someone (or something) witnessed the crime and begins to stalk them. This is why The House On Sorority Row (1983) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Story:blood splatter, maniac, basement, clown, bathroom, psychopath, serial killer, death, blood, murder

All Hallows' Eve (2013)
Horror, Thriller

All Hallows' Eve (2013)

While watching two children on Halloween night, a babysitter finds an old VHS tape in the kids' trick or treat bag. The tape features three tales of terror, all linked together by a murderous clown. As the night goes on strange things begin to occur in the house. It isn't long before the babysitter learns the horrifying truth... the maniacal clown is slowly working his way into her reality. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Characters:children
Story:killer clown, evil clown, severed arm, clown, blood

Goosebumps (2015)
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror

Goosebumps (2015)

First this is all about monsters and any kind of supernatural .After going to a new small town,the teenager boy Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach's comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange... he is a prisoner of his own imagination - the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it's suddenly up to Stine, Zach, Hannah, and Zach's friend Champ (Ryan Lee) they all do their best to back all of the monsters in the book. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Mood:supernatural
Locations:school
Characters:teenager
Story:monsters, book, ghoul, abusive father, clown, library, small town, title spoken by character

Poltergeist (1982)
Horror, Thriller

Poltergeist (1982)

A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

Mood:supernatural
Characters:children
Period:1980s
Story:evil clown, missing child, child in peril, supernatural power, first part, clown, coffin, little boy, one word title, death

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Horror, Thriller

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Doctor Channard is sent a new patient, a girl warning of the terrible creatures that have destroyed her family, Cenobites who offer the most intense sensations of pleasure and pain. But Channard has been searching for the doorway to Hell for years, and Kirsty must follow him to save her father and witness the power struggles among the newly damned. (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:killing spree, blood splatter, arm ripped off, covered in blood, switchblade, killing, clown, demon, based on novel, blood, murder

Poltergeist (2015)
Horror, Thriller

Poltergeist (2015)

Legendary filmmaker 'Sam Raimi' (qv) and director 'Gil Kenan (I)' (qv) reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her. This is why Poltergeist (2015) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Themes:abduction
Mood:supernatural
Characters:children
Story:clown doll, evil clown, child in peril, clown, title spoken by character, one word title, police

Saw (2004)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Saw (2004)

Waking up in a undisclosed location in a unknown room two men, adam and gordon are trapped into a single room with a dead body. Given random tools with riddles hidnen around the room. Wondering who could have done this there are clues to who might of done it; the jigsaw killer. The question is not just who but why would a serial killer leave two men in a room. Both adam and gordon hiding secrets they must trust and work together to get out or die...can they survive jigsaws game or die trying? (Read More)

Mood:gore
Story:child in peril, first part, clown, bathroom, psychopath, serial killer, one word title, flashback, murder, police, violence

Night Of The Demon (1957)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Night Of The Demon (1957)

Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader Julian Karswell. Holden is a skeptic and does not believe in Karswell's power. Nonetheless, he accepts an invitation to stay at Karswell's estate, along with Joanna Harrington, niece of Holden's confidant who was electrocuted in a bizarre automobile accident. Karswell secretly slips a parchment into Holden's papers that might possibly be a death curse. Recurring strange events finally strike fear into Holden, who believes that his only hope is to pass the parchment back to Karswell to break the demonic curse. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:clown makeup, supernatural power, book, killing, clown, library, demon, cat, death

The Devil's Carnival (2012) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Horror, Musical

The Devil's Carnival (2012)

Three individuals have, somehow, found their way to a carnival, set in hell, and run by the devil. The trio is made up of a kleptomaniac, an obsessed father, and a gullible teenager, all of whom are doomed to repeat the very sins that delivered them to the carnival's doorsteps.

Mood:supernatural
Characters:teenager
Story:switchblade, balloon, clown, demon, title spoken by character, flashback, blood

Xtro (1982)
Horror, Sci-fi

Xtro (1982)

Tony's father Sam, abducted by aliens three years earlier, returns to earth and seeks out his wife and son, but Rachel has since been living with Joe and the reunion is awkward. Joe doesn't trust Sam, and Rachel can't quite decide what her feelings are for her two men. Sam is not the same as when he left, and he begins affecting Tony in frightening ways. (Read More)

Themes:abduction
Mood:gore
Locations:forest
Characters:villain
Story:clown, one word title, violence, death, blood

The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005)

The fictional world of Royston Vasey is facing apocalypse and the only way to avert disaster is for our nightmarish cast of characters to find a way into the real world and confront their creators. From present day Soho to the fictional film world of 17th Century Britain, the residents must overcome countless bizarre obstacles in their bid to return Royston Vasey to safety. This is why The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse (2005) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns. (Read More)

Themes:monster
Story:butcher, basement, clown, demon, murder

The Man Who Laughs (1928)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

Gwynplaine, son of Lord Clancharlie, has a permanent smile carved on his face by the King, in revenge for Gwynplaine's father's treachery. Gwynplaine is adopted by a travelling showman and becomes a popular idol. He falls in love with the blind Dea. The king dies, and his evil jester tries to destroy or corrupt Gwynplaine. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty
Story:mutilation, circus, clown, based on novel

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009) is one of the best movies like Horror Movies About Clowns
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Lesbian Vampire Killers (2009)

Centuries ago, Baron Wolfgang MacLaren vanquished the Vampire Queen Carmilla in the remote Cragwich; however, before decapitating the evil vampire, she curses the locals and descendants of the baron, swearing that every woman would turn into a lesbian vampire on the eighteenth birthday. On the present days, the clumsy and naive cuckold Jimmy is dumped again by his girlfriend Judy and misses her. His best friend Fletch is fired in his job of clown after hitting an annoying boy. The two friends are broken and decide to camp in the countryside to forget their problems, and Jimmy throws a dart in a map in a pub to decide where they should go. They head to Cragwich and when they arrive in the bar Baron's Rest, they see four hot girls leaving the place in a Kombi. The innkeeper offers the old Mircalla cottage in the woods for them, the same place the girls will lodge. Meanwhile, Lotte, Heide, Anke and Trudi have trouble with their van and Jimmy and Fletch reach them in the forest and they offer a ride to the guys to the cottage. They introduce themselves as students of folklore and they are researching the Vampire Queen Carmilla. When Fletch believes that he will have a night of beer and sex with three sexy girls and Jimmy and Lotte have a crush on each other, the cottage is surrounded by a group of lesbian vampires that vampires intend to use Jimmy and Lotte's blood to bring Carmilla back to life. They are abducted by the vampires, but Fletch escapes and meets Reverend Vicar that tells him that Jimmy is a descendant of the baron and only hope to stop the evil curse of Cragwich. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Locations:forest
Story:curses, clown, death, blood

Freaks (1932)
Drama, Horror

Freaks (1932)

A circus trapeze artist, Cleopatra, takes an interest in Hans, a midget who works in the circus sideshow. Her interest however is in the money Hans will be inheriting and she is actually carrying on an affair with another circus performer, Hercules. Hans's fiancee does her best to convince him that he is being used but to no avail. At their wedding party, a drunken Cleopatra tells the sideshow freaks just what she thinks of them. Together, the freaks decide to make her one of their own. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:circus, stuttering, switchblade, clown

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