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A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it is not a suit at all.



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A little boy's birthday party gets ruined when his entertainment (clown) cancels. His father finds a clown suit and becomes the new entertainment but something is weird about it, there is an evil curse and it won't come off. He specializes in eating little kids... everything after that goes down hill.

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The kids aren't alright.


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence and gore, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El payaso del mal  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,920 (USA) (17 June 2016)


$51,809 (USA) (24 June 2016)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Movie posters featuring the clown were censored in Italy for being "too scary". See more »


Karlsson: It's not a costume. It's skin and hair... of a demon.
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Box Office Number Crunching (2016) See more »


King Of Clowns
Written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka
Performed by Neil Sedaka
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Remarkable cheesy fun!
1 March 2015 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I love Clown! A complete surprise for me, came out of nowhere, when I was the poster I was expecting nothing but a class C kind of horror, but boy was I wrong!

What makes it so much fun? The transformation itself is simple and brilliant! They take their time but they make sure to always keep you interested, waiting to see what happens next, how things will evolve and so on. Clown is a natural movie, they didn't bother into too much gore, nor nudity, but instead they actually focused on the story. And I have to say, it was a good one, effective and sometimes haunting!

It is a sure thing that most horror fans out there will dig this on for sure. Without saying too much about it, if you liked movies like Rare exports or Sint, this one you'll enjoy even more because in my opinion, it is better! Clown, simple and effective!


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