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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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21 April 1990 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Clown dolofonoi  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

It was discovered that director Victor Salva had been molesting the film's 12-year-old star, Nathan Forrest Winters, during production. See more »

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The film supposedly takes place a few weeks before Halloween, yet the calendar in the mom and pop store is set to May. See more »

Quotes

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Randy: He knew they would find him. All of them. Their faces, like painted nightmares... Sure as anything real, they would find...
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Good concept. That's it.
5 January 2007 | by (Noctropolis) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie in years since the last time I rented on a local "Video Centro" (a popular video franchise from Mèxico).

The memories I have are blurry but I can say without fear of equivocation, that this was a fairly scary and creepy movie; specially for those who have clownphobia.

The premise was pretty good and interesting for a fast paced slasher flick. So three escaped convicts "hide" in a big classy house where three kids are left alone.

The atmosphere of the house was truly creepy. Accompained to that, there were also decent death scenes provoked by the convicts.

Overall this is an entertaining slasher flick that worths a watch... specially if you have clownphobia.


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