Coulrophobia

by Encyclopedia_of_Horror | created - 15 Jan 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

A list of movies for those who have a fear of clowns, brought to you by Eric Myford, author of The Encyclopedia of Horror & Suspense Movies book series...

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1. It (1990)

TV-14 | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 99,786

2. Stitches (I) (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

A clown comes back from the dead to haunt those who took his life during a fatal party mishap.

Director: Conor McMahon | Stars: Ross Noble, Tommy Knight, Eoghan McQuinn, Gemma-Leah Devereux

Votes: 7,966

3. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 27,891 | Gross: $15.63M

4. Dead Clowns (2004)

R | 95 min | Horror

Dead Clowns revolves around ordinary people in a small town in Florida. A hurricane has just slammed into the area, causing torrential downpours, whilst also awakening the clowns that died ... See full synopsis »

Director: Steve Sessions | Stars: Lucien Eisenach, Jeff Samford, Eric Spudic, Debbie Rochon

Votes: 463

5. Scary or Die (2012)

R | 94 min | Horror

The creation of filmmaker Michael Emanuel, SCARY OR DIE tells five interwoven horror stories that take place in and around the "City of Angels". A flesh-eating clown desperately trying to ... See full summary »

Directors: Bob Badway, Michael Emanuel, Igor Meglic | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Hali Lula Hudson, Shawn-Caulin Young, Charles Rahi Chun

Votes: 3,520

6. Clownhouse (1989)

R | 81 min | Horror

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.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jerome West

Votes: 3,881

7. Drive Thru (2007)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.

Directors: Brendan Cowles, Shane Kuhn | Stars: Leighton Meester, Nicholas D'Agosto, Melora Hardin, Lola Glaudini

Votes: 3,654

8. Amusement (2008)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

Director: John Simpson | Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O'Donnell

Votes: 10,335

9. Torment (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Laura's husband Ray takes her to an isolated cottage to recover. There she is stalked by a psychopathic clown who performs macabre tricks... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sessions | Stars: Suzi Lorraine, Tom Stedham, Ted Alderman, Lucien Eisenach

Votes: 212

10. 100 Tears (2007 Video)

NC-17 | 90 min | Horror

Two journalists are on the trail of a demented serial killer who may be much closer than they think.

Director: Marcus Koch | Stars: Georgia Chris, Joe Davison, Raine Brown, Jack Amos

Votes: 1,364

11. Camp Blood (2000 Video)

73 min | Horror

Out and about on a camping trip in the woods without a care in the world, four campers found themselves in an unknown world. With the death of their guide and at the mercy of a cold blooded... See full summary »

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Jennifer Ritchkoff, Michael Taylor, Tim Young, Betheny Zolt

Votes: 875

12. Camp Blood 2 (2000 Video)

90 min | Horror

Smarmy opportunist filmmaker Worthy Milligan convinces traumatized sole survivor Tricia to work as a technical advisor on a film he's making about the horrific events that occurred at Camp ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Jennifer Ritchkoff, Garrett Clancy, Missy Rae Hansen, Ken X

Votes: 523

13. Within the Woods (2005 Video)

85 min | Horror

Is the legendary Clown back, or is one of the group willing to kill for the prize?

Director: Brad Sykes | Stars: Athena Demos, Alex Gordon, Janelle Herrera, Erin Holt

Votes: 190

14. Killjoy (2000 Video)

R | 72 min | Fantasy, Horror

Three youngsters encounter an evil clown.

Director: Craig Ross Jr. | Stars: Ángel Vargas, Vera Yell, Lee Marks, Dee Dee Austin

Votes: 1,593

15. Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002 Video)

R | 77 min | Fantasy, Horror

En route to a run-down shelter they are set to renovate as community service, a group of juvenile delinquents and the two chaperones accompanying them run into a minor set-back when their ... See full summary »

Director: Tammi Sutton | Stars: Wayland Geremy Boyd, Bobby Marsden, Aaron Brown, Logan Alexander

Votes: 775

16. Killjoy 3 (2010 Video)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college ... See full summary »

Director: John Lechago | Stars: Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare, Al Burke, Tai Chan Ngo

Votes: 596

17. DeadHouse (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

In the tradition of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Last House on the Left comes DeadHouse. When 4 teens get stranded on their vacation, they seek help at an abandoned house. Unknowingly to... See full summary »

Directors: Pablo Macho Maysonet IV, Brian Rivera | Stars: Anthony Alicea, Cara Dalton, Tracey Dalton, Joey DelBeato

Votes: 75

18. Frayed (I) (2007)

R | 111 min | Horror, Thriller

A small town sheriff's worst nightmare comes true when his homicidal son escapes from a psychiatric hospital. An intense manhunt ensues as the dark secret behind the son's evil past becomes revealed.

Directors: Norbert Caoili, Rob Portmann | Stars: Tony Doupe, Aaron Blakely, Alena Dashiell, Tasha Smith-Floe

Votes: 1,225

19. Prank (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime

In the Summer before their senior year, three teens tried to execute the perfect prank on their bully. Instead, they executed him.

Director: Yiuwing Lam | Stars: Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries, Gemmenne de la Peña, Hannah Kasulka

Votes: 722

20. All Hallows' Eve (2013)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A babysitter finds a VHS tape which features various sinister murders performed by a psychotic clown.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Katie Maguire, Catherine A. Callahan, Marie Maser, Kayla Lian

Votes: 4,102

21. Gingerclown (2013)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Horror

To impress the girl of his dreams, Sam enters an old amusement park, where torturous monsters roam the grounds.

Director: Balázs Hatvani | Stars: Ashley Lloyd, Erin Hayes, Tim Curry, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 768

22. Bongo: Killer Clown (2014 Video)

83 min | Horror

A bad 'teen mom" creates a monster in her child by leaving the TV on to serve as a babysitter. A twisted TV clown enters the child's psyche, leading to depraved violence as the persona of ... See full summary »

Director: Geraldine Winters | Stars: Francesca DiPaola, Rachel Rose Gilmour, Allison Goldfire, Greg Kasey

Votes: 36

23. Sloppy the Psychotic (2012)

TV-MA | 75 min | Horror

A man whose main purpose in life is to make kids happy suddenly looses that privalige and decides to take revenge on all in a way so horrific that even the most cruelest of humans would shudder

Director: Mike O'Mahony | Stars: Mike O'Mahony, James Costa, Lauren Ojeda, Lewis Beaver

Votes: 85

24. Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

Killjoy is back in the fourth installment of the demonic clown series. This time Killjoy is being accused of not being evil, since he let one of his victims(Sandie) get away. Killjoy must ... See full summary »

Director: John Lechago | Stars: Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare, Al Burke, Tai Chan Ngo

Votes: 425

25. Clown (2014)

R | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

42 Metascore

A loving father finds a clown suit for his son's birthday party, only to realize that it's cursed.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Andy Powers, Laura Allen, Peter Stormare, Christian Distefano

Votes: 18,701 | Gross: $0.06M

26. The Clown at Midnight (1999)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

Seven teenagers are stalked by a murderous clown while refurbishing an old opera house.

Director: Jean Pellerin | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Margot Kidder, Sarah Lassez, James Duval

Votes: 1,201

27. Out of the Dark (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

Beautiful young women who work at the offices of a phone-sex company are being stalked by a psychotic killer.

Director: Michael Schroeder | Stars: Cameron Dye, Lynn Danielson-Rosenthal, Karen Lorre, Karen Black

Votes: 734 | Gross: $0.42M

28. S.I.C.K. Serial Insane Clown Killer (2003 Video)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

A couple of friends are chased by a killer clown in the woods during a week-end.

Director: Bob Willems | Stars: Erica Hanlon, Ken Hebert, Christopher Allison, Charlie Fenwick

Votes: 1,048

29. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 11,857 | Gross: $0.04M

30. Clownstrophobia (2009)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

A psychologist hosts a group therapy session for teens who fear clowns. It's the night her killer clown brother escapes the institution he's been held in.

Director: Geraldine Winters | Stars: Ebru Yonak, Bobby Max, Michelle Romano, Amanda Bochko

Votes: 184

31. Klown Kamp Massacre (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

Fifteen years ago, Edwin went to clown camp to fulfill his lifelong dream of bringing laughter to the world... but nobody laughed. Humiliated on graduation night, Edwin viciously murdered ... See full summary »

Directors: Philip Gunn, David Valdez | Stars: Jared Herholtz, Ross Kelly, Kerri Daube, Isaac Kappy

Votes: 207

32. Secrets of the Clown (2007)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror

After the brutal murder of his best friend Jim, Bobbie is haunted by a presence. His girlfriend Val is distant and appears to have secrets of her own. Then the nightmares begin. Through the... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Badalamenti | Stars: Ryan Badalamenti, Tami Badalamenti, John Blick, Michelle Brancato

Votes: 293

33. Carnival of Souls (1998)

R | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

Director: Adam Grossman | Stars: Bobbie Phillips, Shawnee Smith, Larry Miller, Paul Johansson

Votes: 1,914

34. Final Draft (2007)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

An aspiring screenwriter trying to write a new horror script finds himself mentally breaking down after days of isolation in his apartment.

Director: Jonathan Dueck | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Darryn Lucio, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Jeff Roop

Votes: 532

35. Kruel (2015)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

'Kruel' - is a horror/thriller feature length movie about a psychotic killer who masquerades as an ice cream man in order to get closer to the objects of his affection.

Director: Robert Henderson | Stars: Kierney Nelson, Dakota Morrissiey, Adam Vernier, J.T. Chinn

Votes: 357

36. The Legend of Wasco (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror

A clown performer and his future brother in-law create a web sensation by dressing up as the infamous Wasco clown and posting pictures on social media. They unwittingly resurrect the real ... See full summary »

Directors: Shane Beasley, Leya Taylor | Stars: Jason Crowe, Dan Nye, Jessica Schroeder, Arthur Cullipher

Votes: 143

37. 31 (2016)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

35 Metascore

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 14,226 | Gross: $0.78M

38. Fear of Clowns (2004 Video)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

An artist with coulrophobia ("fear of clowns") is stalked by a murderous clown resembling one of the ones she paints.

Director: Kevin Kangas | Stars: Rick Ganz, Jacqueline Reres, Mark Lassise, Carl Randolph

Votes: 778

39. Fear of Clowns 2 (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror

Shivers the Clown is back with a vengeance in this sequel to the Lionsgate hit video from 2004! And the ante is upped when he's back with two new psychotic clowns to help him kill Lynn ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Kangas | Stars: Jacqueline Reres, Mark Lassise, Frank Lama, Johnny Alonso

Votes: 146

40. Mr. Jingles (2006 Video)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

An innocent man imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit emerges from prison bent on exacting revenge on his accusers.

Director: Tommy Brunswick | Stars: Karen Turner, Dave Cunningham, Rudy Hatfield, Kelli Jensen

Votes: 932

41. Killjoy's Psycho Circus (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Killjoy, the demon of vengeance, trickster god and killer clown has finally made it to Earth! Along with his gruesome crew Freakshow, Punchy and the sexy/psychotic Batty Boop, Killjoy is ... See full summary »

Director: John Lechago | Stars: Trent Haaga, Victoria De Mare, Tai Chan Ngo, Al Burke

Votes: 97

42. Circus of the Dead (2014)

102 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

A man becomes entangled in a deadly morality game when the circus comes to town and a sadistic clown forces him to examine the things in life he takes for granted in the most horrific ways.

Director: Billy 'Bloody Bill' Pon | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Parrish Randall, Chanel Ryan, Roger Edwards

Votes: 227

43. Jingles the Clown (2009)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

Angela Nelson returns home to the place where she witnessed her family slaughtered by the notorious killer clown, Mr. Jingles. Accompanied by a team of paranormal experts, they set out to ... See full summary »

Director: Tommy Brunswick | Stars: John Anton, April Canning, Virginia Bryant, Tevis R. Marcum

Votes: 62

44. Terrifier (2016)

Unrated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

A maniacal clown terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.

Director: Damien Leone | Stars: Jenna Kanell, Samantha Scaffidi, David Howard Thornton, Catherine Corcoran

Votes: 6,473

45. Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown (2015)

71 min | Horror

Malkoth Fateweaver and Elderion Etherblade begin their conquest of entire galaxy, slaughtering everything in their wake.

Director: Mj Dixon | Stars: Andrew M. Greenwood, Stephanie Price, Vicki Glover, Holly-Anne Dodkins

Votes: 65

46. ClownTown (2016)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

16 Metascore

A group of friends get stranded in a seemingly deserted small town and find themselves stalked by a violent gang of psychopaths dressed as clowns.

Director: Tom Nagel | Stars: Brian Nagel, Lauren Compton, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene

Votes: 1,064

47. When Evil Calls (2006– )

R | Comedy, Horror

When Evil Calls centres around the mysterious appearance of a text message that grants the students of at Wilburn High School their wildest desires.

Stars: Jennifer Lim, Sean Pertwee, Dominique Pinon, Chris Barrie

Votes: 392

48. Tales from the Quadead Zone (1987 Video)

62 min | Horror

Actress Shirley Latanya Jones returns from the director's first film (Black Devil Doll from Hell) to be in front of Turner's camcorder, and reads two spooky tales to the ghost of her dead ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Novell Turner | Stars: W.J. Rider, Doug Daverport, Johnnie Tanguy, Chris Calloway

Votes: 229

49. Mockingbird (2014)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

A couple are given a camera and a set of instructions which they must follow or else someone will die.

Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Alexandra Lydon, Todd Stashwick, Audrey Marie Anderson, Barak Hardley

Votes: 1,932

50. The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3