4.3/10
1,122
31 user 14 critic

The Clown at Midnight (1999)

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

Director:

Jean Pellerin

Writer:

Kenneth J. Hall
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Deadly Pursuits (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A former stripper befriends a young man looking for his father, all the while trying to avoid a hitman for the mob, to whom she is deeply in debt.

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Stars: Tori Spelling, Patrick Muldoon, Richard Belzer
The Sweet House of Horrors (TV Movie 1989)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A murdered couple return from the beyond to care for their two young children, as well as seek revenge against their killer, accept their children's step parents, and try to prevent their house from being sold.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Jean-Christophe Brétigniere, Cinzia Monreale, Lubka Lenzi
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Pavle, who is a poor cart-driver has two girls, Maro and Tamro. The girls have a dream to take classes at a ballet school, but Pavle cannot afford such a luxury. Vardo, a laundress, decides to help the little girls.

Director: Giorgi Shengelaia
Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Vakhtang Kikabidze, Ia Ninidze
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

In an ancient castle, a mad scientist is trying to revive his dead daughter by an operation, but there are certain body parts he needs that he can't get. His problem is solved when a group ... See full summary »

Director: Adrian Hoven
Stars: Janine Reynaud, Howard Vernon, Elvira Berndorff
Brawl Busters (1978)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The cruel Tien Hu, with his many powerful alliances, oppresses an entire Chinese province, killing many of the hard working citizens.

Director: Jeong-yong Kim
Stars: Bruce Cheung, Yong-seok Kang, Yeong-ran Seo
Samantha (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Samantha is a normal woman leading a normal life... until she finds out her parents aren't really her parents. She and her friends go on a search for her biological mom & dad.

Director: Stephen La Rocque
Stars: Martha Plimpton, Dermot Mulroney, Hector Elizondo
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect... See full summary »

Director: Peter Zinner
Stars: Franco Nero, Anthony Quinn, Martin Balsam
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

New York City is one of the prime breeding grounds for the vampire, a creature that is very selective in whom it chooses to bestow the gift of eternal life. Among the candidates are the ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin J. Lindenmuth
Stars: Sasha Graham, Mick McCleery, Sarah K. Lippmann
The Clown (2011)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way.

Director: Selton Mello
Stars: Selton Mello, Paulo José, Larissa Manoela
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Christopher Plummer ... Mr. Caruthers
Margot Kidder ... Ellen Gibby
Sarah Lassez ... Kate
James Duval ... George
Tatyana Ali ... Monica
Melissa Galianos Melissa Galianos ... Walnut
J.P. Grimard J.P. Grimard ... Marty
Ryan Bittle ... Taylor
Liz Crawford Liz Crawford ... Ashley
Vicki Marentette Vicki Marentette ... Lorraine
Jonathan Barrett Jonathan Barrett ... Lorenzo
John Bluethner John Bluethner ... Arnold
Pauline Broderick Pauline Broderick ... Julia
Edit

Storyline

After Kate's friend Monica invites her to help clean up an old opera house where her mother was killed in a play she starred in, she is skeptical. But when the doors suddenly get locked from the outside, she has good reason to be. She starts having visions of her dead mother getting killed down in the basement and everyone starts to see a mysterious clown. When people start dying they decide that they have to get out quick. When the clock hits twelve, someone wants her to be in the final scene with them. Written by Kyle <Kyleshivers@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The past holds the key. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acto de muerte See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed on location at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The theatre opened in 1907, designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1991 and renamed the Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts in 2002. See more »

Quotes

Monica: I felt like a bimbo in a slasher movie screaming like that.
See more »

Connections

References Batman (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Orange One
Written by Bobby Guy, Jason Mark and Ken Williams
Performed by Plasticpal Acepeople
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It's direct-to-video, what can I say?
27 August 2000 | by doctor_dolittleSee all my reviews

Well, actually, I can say a bit. Ok, we all know this is direct-to-video, but it is actually pretty good considering. Actually, the late 90s produced a few direct-to-video flicks worth viewing. At times I even think that the direct-to-video flicks are better than some horror films that manage to go to theaters. I mean, at least these know they're bad and don't pull us in with good marketing.

But that's enough about horror movies in general. "The Clown At Midnight" is a slasher film that brings you back to the 80s, when horror movies were trying to be fun, and occasionally scary. That is what this movie is like.

First off, unlike some direct-to-video slasher films, this movie has some potential. The cast is surprisingly pretty talented. We are actually given actors that we might have heard of somewhere out of the horror realm: Margot Kidder (well...), Christopher Plummer, Tatyana Ali, James Duvall, etc.

Second, the story is reasonably good. Maybe it's just my general paranoia of clowns, but I actually found the movie creepy. At times, the movie actually delivers some pretty good scares. Wow! Yeah, I'm just as surprised as you.

Finally, this movie tries to give it's body count some depth. Yeah, most of the teenagers in this film are just there to get killed off, but they have personalities. Back in the eighties, around the time we got to "Friday the 13th part... 30," characters in horror movies were just meant to show up, have sex, and get killed. The characters here, though a couple do follow this pattern, still have... something to them. We are given bitchy characters, smart-ass characters, sweet characters, wimpy characters, and, of course, horny characters. You know, the kind that figure: "hmmm... we're in a creepy old theater house where people were murdered before and, as far as we know, the killer was never found. Let's have sex!"

Ok, so we have a bunch of teenagers in a place they should never have gone to and die off one by one. We've all seen it before, but who cares. Some of us actually appreciate cheese... and this cheese tries to be scary... and delivers at times. It's direct-to-video, it's not classic, it's fun, and it's creepy!


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed