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
Mainly due to the controversy during its production, Clownhouse became a sleeper hit, but soon fell into obscurity. The film was released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1990 by RCA/Columbia. In 2003, the film was released on DVD by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but was pulled from store shelves due to protests surrounding the sex abuse incident that occurred during production. The film has been out of print on home video ever since and any DVD copies that aren't bootleg are near impossible to find. See more »
(at around 1h 2 mins) When Casey pulls the lamp out of the wall the power socket sparks, but the power is out in the house. See more »
[Taunting his brother]
I bet you want someone to hold your hand
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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 »
Clownhouse was a film that gave me the creeps. I was in my mid-20's when I watched it and it spooked me.
Clowns are horrible things when you think about it. I could never trust a clown so when you consider it, this film had a good premise and despite the lack of blood and gore, it is a very good film relying more on chills and thrills rather than blood and gore.
Some lunatics escape from an asylum and dress up as clowns. One night, three lads are in the house on their own...and you can guess the rest.
I won't spoil any bits but there are some truly creepy scenes. I'd love to tell you them but it would spoil it.
All in all, Clownhouse is a very effective chiller. And I don't believe it is an exaggeration to call it a chiller.
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