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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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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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Very Very Creepy Indeed
2 August 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Clownhouse was a film that gave me the creeps. I was in my mid-20's when I watched it and it spooked me.

Clowns are horrible things when you think about it. I could never trust a clown so when you consider it, this film had a good premise and despite the lack of blood and gore, it is a very good film relying more on chills and thrills rather than blood and gore.

Some lunatics escape from an asylum and dress up as clowns. One night, three lads are in the house on their own...and you can guess the rest.

I won't spoil any bits but there are some truly creepy scenes. I'd love to tell you them but it would spoil it.

All in all, Clownhouse is a very effective chiller. And I don't believe it is an exaggeration to call it a chiller.


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