MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,994 this week

The Clown Murders (1976)

3.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.7/10 from 218 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 9 critic

A killer targets trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 107 titles
created 12 Apr 2011
 
a list of 146 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 
a list of 128 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 112 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 666 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Clown Murders (1976)

The Clown Murders (1976) on IMDb 3.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Clown Murders.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Volunteers (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Lawrence is a rich kid with a bad accent and a large debt. After his father refuses to help him out, Lawrence escapes his angry debtors by jumping on a Peace Corp flight to Southeast Asia, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Tom Hanks, John Candy, Rita Wilson
Wagons East (1994)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

In the 1860's Wild West, when a ragged bunch of misfit settlers decide they cannot stand living in their current situation, they hire a grizzled cowboy to take them on a journey back to their hometowns east.

Director: Peter Markle
Stars: John Candy, Joe Bays, Abraham Benrubi
Delirious (1991)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

Director: Tom Mankiewicz
Stars: John Candy, Mariel Hemingway, Emma Samms
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts
Fear of Clowns (Video 2004)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An artist with coulrophobia ("fear of clowns") is stalked by a murderous clown resembling one of the ones she paints.

Director: Kevin Kangas
Stars: Jacqueline Reres, Mark Lassise, Rick Ganz
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director: Mark L. Lester
Stars: John Candy, Meg Ryan, Eugene Levy
Power Play (1978)
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the ... See full summary »

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Eugene Amodeo, Harvey Atkin, Dick Cavett
Hot to Trot (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy
Summer Rental (1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner
Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn
The Rocket Boy (TV Movie 1989)
Sci-Fi | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In this Sci-fi Comedy a gentle video clerk has a secret double life as an intergalactic crime-fighter who must stop an evil alien from stealing the hair off human heads.

Director: John Blanchard
Stars: Rick Moranis, John Candy, Dave Thomas
The Canadian Conspiracy (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A mockumentary illustrating a supposed conspiracy to infilitrate American culture through employment in the entertainment industry.

Director: Robert Boyd
Stars: Damir Andrei, Bernard Behrens, George Buza
The Last Polka (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: John Blanchard
Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Charlie
Susan Keller ...
Alison
...
Philip
...
Gary Reineke ...
Rosie
John Bayliss ...
Peter
Al Waxman ...
Police Sergeant
Michael Magee ...
Compton
Cec Linder ...
The Developer
William Osler ...
Harrison
...
Tom
Dan Boltman ...
Polo Player
Peter Calverley ...
Polo Player
Glenn Ferrier ...
Polo Player
Tom Offen ...
Polo Player
Edit

Storyline

A group of young professionals decides to play a practical joke on one of their ex-girlfriends who married a rich man who is about to close a major real estate deal. They plan to kidnap her and mess up the deal. Unfortunately, the joke becomes deadly serious. Written by Ørnås

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

joke | deal | rich | real estate | halloween | See more »

Taglines:

It started as a joke...


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1976 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Halloween Kidnappingen  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

CAD 135,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The rising of boredom.
22 December 2010 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A group of young professionals decides to play a practical joke on one of their ex-girlfriends who married a rich man who is about to close a major real estate deal.They will kidnap her and mess up the deal.But the joke becomes deadly serious when someone gets killed."The Clown Murders" is a boring thriller with John Candy and Lawrence Dane of "Rituals" fame.It's basically a hostage drama with 10 minutes of slasher in the finale.The killer wears clown costume and the scene in the barn is pretty eerie,but the action is slow and dull.If you liked "Straw Dogs" or "Death Weekend" you may give this one a look,but don't expect too much.5 clowns out of 10.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
under-rated and very cool alias-grace
what happened? buffybuttercup
Discuss The Clown Murders (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?