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Clownhouse (1989)

 -  Horror  -  21 April 1990 (Japan)
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Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Forrest Winters ...
Casey
Brian McHugh ...
Geoffrey
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Randy
Michael Jerome West ...
Lunatic Cheezo (as Tree)
Byron Weible ...
Lunatic Bippo
David C. Reinecker ...
Lunatic Dippo
Timothy Enos ...
Real Cheezo / Georgie
Frank Diamanti ...
Real Bippo / Charlie
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Real Dippo (as Karl Heinz Teuber)
Viletta Skillman ...
Mother
Gloria Belsky ...
Fortune Teller
Tom Mottram ...
Ringmaster
Erika Young ...
Storekeeper
Jasper Watts ...
Storekeeper's Assistant (as Russell Jasper Watts)
Bobby Salem ...
Booth Barker
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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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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...A circus of the mind. See more »

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21 April 1990 (Japan)  »

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Clown dolofonoi  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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On the door to one of the older brothers bedroom is a poster for Something in the Basement (1986), the first film/short by Victor Salva, which also starred Nathan Forrest Winters and Brian McHugh. See more »

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After Casey exits, Cheezo gets back to the ring, but when Geoffrey goes after him, Cheezo is still in the audience. See more »

Quotes

Randy: [Taunting his brother] I bet you want someone to hold your hand
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The most horrifying movie....EVER!!!
11 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Those of us who suffer from fear of clowns will be absolutely and totally frightened by this movie!!! I suffered through IT and thought to myself that this is the reason I am so disturbed by clowns but after seeing this movie I realize now that clowns really are evil...

The movie starts out with just three brothers fighting and the youngest is terrified of clowns but as the movie builds the horror grows... After the lunatics escape from the mental institution and don the clown makeup and clothing... I knew that I would not sleep a wink after witnessing the macabre events that follow! Although the acting is somewhat weak I would still classify this movie up with some of my personal scariest. The constant cat and mouse suspense really keeps the viewer alert and the clowns flickering around in the background all the time... watching the boys... will keep even those few who do not see clowns as a threat really disturbed and creeped out!

Enjoy :)


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