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Clownhouse (1989)

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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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Goofs

(at around 19 mins) When Geoffrey comes out of the Clown Show tent to look for Casey, you can see the shadow of the camera. See more »

Quotes

Geoffrey: Trouble at that mad house
Casey: [Worried] Where the crazy people live
Randy: Why would any of them want to break out?
Geoffrey: [Comically] Maybe to go to the circus!
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits role: No man can hide from his fears; as they are a part of him, they will always know where he is hiding. See more »

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Effective and creepy
7 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I watched this I knew about the actions of the director but chose to not let it spoil the film for me. I'm glad I did because this is a very effective and creepy film. There are plenty of tense moments and the clowns are scary. There is also some great camera-work on display, and clever shots of the clowns that are in sync with the music. It's a while since I watched Clownhouse so I can't say much more, but from what I remember it was a very creepy horror film and one I will watch again one day.

Try not to let the actions of the director put you off, Clownhouse is a creepy little horror flick and succeeds in its intent.


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