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The Clown Murders (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Horror | 17 September 1976 (Canada)
Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.

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Martyn Burke

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Martyn Burke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Young ... Charlie
Susan Keller Susan Keller ... Alison
Lawrence Dane ... Philip
John Candy ... Ollie
Gary Reineke Gary Reineke ... Rosie
John Bayliss John Bayliss ... Peter
Al Waxman ... Police Sergeant
Michael Magee Michael Magee ... Compton
Cec Linder ... The Developer
William Osler ... Harrison
Philip Craig ... Tom
Dan Boltman Dan Boltman ... Polo Player
Peter Calverley Peter Calverley ... Polo Player
Glenn Ferrier Glenn Ferrier ... Polo Player
Tom Offen Tom Offen ... Polo Player
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A group of young professionals decides to play a practical joke on one of their ex-girlfriends who married a rich man who is about to close a major real estate deal. They plan to kidnap her and mess up the deal. Unfortunately, the joke becomes deadly serious. Written by Ørnås

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1976 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El payaso asesino See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD135,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The rising of boredom.
22 December 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

A group of young professionals decides to play a practical joke on one of their ex-girlfriends who married a rich man who is about to close a major real estate deal.They will kidnap her and mess up the deal.But the joke becomes deadly serious when someone gets killed."The Clown Murders" is a boring thriller with John Candy and Lawrence Dane of "Rituals" fame.It's basically a hostage drama with 10 minutes of slasher in the finale.The killer wears clown costume and the scene in the barn is pretty eerie,but the action is slow and dull.If you liked "Straw Dogs" or "Death Weekend" you may give this one a look,but don't expect too much.5 clowns out of 10.


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