What are the best Scary Clown Movies?

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    #1Stephen King's IT

    Stephen King's IT

    Based on the famous book by Stephen King, this movie is one of the best movies reflecting Coulrophobia or fear of the clowns. The movie is a rite of passage movie that tells the story of seven adults that return to their hometown to confront something they did when they were children.


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    Najgy Crady
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "I love Stephen King! Am I the only one? Someone tell me what you think!"
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    #2Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    An alien invasion to the Earth by an alien race that looks like clowns. One of the cult films of the 80s


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    Nathan Baker
    Written on April 13, 2017
    "My sister is very scared of clowns. I wanted to play a prank on her by playing a movie on her TV while she was asleep, so she would wake up to a scary clown. This movie was perfect and scared the pants off of her! "
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    #3Unlicensed Cemetery: The John Wayne Gacy Murders

    Unlicensed Cemetery: The John Wayne Gacy Murders

    Documentary that shows the real murders of the scariest clown of them all because it is real: John Wayne Gacy a man disguised as a clown that committed horrifying murders of more than 33 young men and. Gacy had a job as Pogo the Clown, a clown that entertained little kids parties.


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    Sandra McDonald
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I find the fact that these clown murders occurred to be very interesting. Unfortunately for me Unlicensed Cemetery: The John Wayne Gacy Murders was pretty boring. It is not a scary clown movie and needs more work to be a good documentary."
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    #4He Who Gets Slapped

    He Who Gets Slapped

    This movie form 1924 with the man of the 1000 faces, Lon Chaney, is the story of a tragic clown which number, in the circus he works, is being slapped in the face. Behind the mask, there is a scientist whose work was stolen by a colleague and make him lose his credit being forced to work as a clown to survive. But the time for revenge is near.


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    Sun Kong
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Silent film from the 1920s. The clown is a former researcher whose best friend stole his wife and his ideas. He then became a clown who performed at a circus by being slapped in the face, often repeatedly, much to the delight of his audience."
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    #5House of 1000 Corpses

    House of 1000 Corpses

    House of 1000 Corpses is an exploitation horror film by Rob Zombie, which is his directorial debut, released in 2003. This film follows the Firefly family who tortures and mutilates a group of teenagers traveling across the country. 


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    Jack Patel
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Rob Zombie is certainly well known for his bizarre wild side of techno horror within his music. So it should be clear to see where his demeanor will carry on in his book where nothing less is to be expected. This book does provoke an expectation of horrific thrills which I am sure will satisfy the needs of the most demanding horror aficionado. I myself am not a fan of this type of book, but I can see where its influence is highly subjective in nature."
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    #6The Last Circus

    The Last Circus

    The Last Circus is a Spanish movie by Alex de la Iglesia that treats the scary clown from a different perspective. In 1937 a clown is forced to fight against the fascist forces in the Spanish Civil War killing a full platoon only with a machete. In 1973 his son tries to follow his father's steps and tries to become a clown.


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    Christian Hicks
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I am not into scary lown movies, but The Last Circus is not one of the best scary clown movies ever. It revolves around more of a drama type story than horror, and sort of combines as a light thriller. Thumbs down on this movie."
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    #7Clown at MIdnight

    Clown at MIdnight

    A girl is asked by her friend to help her clean up the opera house where her mother died while playing a role in the function she starred. But the girls get trapped in the house and visions of the mother and a strange clown start to happen. 


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    Robert Shaw
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The text link and solution button are identical and open a web page for purchase of a DVD to the movie, Clown at Midnight, the description is right on!"
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    Clown, produced by Eli Roth is a scary clown movie in which a father gets a clown costume to entertain the sixth-year birthday party of his son. But the costume comes with the power of possessing the personality of the man who wears it forcing him to take grim choices.


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    Joseph Hernandez
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "While the movie "Clown" certainly is a Scary Clown Movie. I don't really think that "best" applies to it. This may be my personal judgement but IT comes to mind as the archetypal scary clown movie that all others are compared to. And even if I just look at reviews, IMDB only scores Clown a 5.7 out of 10, which would hardly qualify it as being "best" anything. The analysis also doesn't provide any compelling argument that the movie is any good, it's simply a synopsis."
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    A group of kids bully and ridicules the clown that comes to their tenth-year birthday party killing them by accident. In the funeral, Tommy, the boy which birthday attended the clown, discovers a group of clowns performing a ritual in the grave of the clown. They find him and menace him. Six years laters, Stitches, the clown, comes back from the dead.


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    Divya Rathore
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "What's really scary is that we would have to sign up for $4.99 a month to watch this on 'Shudder'. You can go to youtube and watch it for free. https://youtu.be/_W5voqG0V1Q That's a lot of gore for free."
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    31 is a Rob Zombie horror movie that is focused on the kidnapping of 5 carnival workers by a strange gang of killer clowns and people disguised as circus people, that forces them to fight for their lives trying to survive 12 hours to their bloody games.


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    Brian Nelson
    Written on July 30, 2017
    "I like this one a lot. It gives you a clown movie, it has a trailer, and it provides a source to buy it from. Once again, the topic leads me to believe that more than one movie is wanted so I think that is the only thing that could of been improved upon"
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    Funland is a cult classic from the 80's based on scary clowns with a surrealistic plot. A mob family buys an amusement park when this is closed after the owner dies under strange circumstances. The clown of the park starts a revenge after he loses his job.


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    Carl George
    Written on July 4, 2017
    "Funland is a movie, recorded in the 80s, in which a clown try to take revenge of a mob family after they buy the amusement park where he used to work before getting fired by them. The story is surrealistic, and even if it might not be the best movie ever, it will offer a hour and a half of "weird" entertainment :)"
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    #12Carnival of Souls 1998

    Carnival of Souls 1998

    This remake of the 1962 cult classic was produced by Wes Craven, famous for his Nightmare on Elm Street series. The movie starts with a girl named Alex witnessing a clown raping and murdering her mother. Now, the killer is released from prison and attacks the now a woman, Alex.


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    Nicholas Black
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "While Carnival of Souls falls within the genre of scary clown movies, it wasn't greatly acclaimed as it stands at 3.5 stars out of 5 within its reviews on Amazon. I would particularly recommend the classic IT movie over this one, it was such a suspenseful and fear filled movie that to this day I'm not the biggest fan of clowns."
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    #13All Hallows Eve

    All Hallows Eve

    All Hallows' Eve is a 2014 American horror anthology film directed by Damien Leone. This movie is produced by Jesse Baget, Gary LoSavio, and Lisandro Novillo. It stars actors Katie Maguire, Mike Giannelli, and Catherine Callahan.


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    Enrique Baltazar
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Not necessarily the best clown movie ever made, but it is still worth watching at least once. There are many other clown movies out there and this one is just ok compared to them. If you don't like clowns or if you do, definitely worth a watch once and then you can judge yourself. I watch it form time to time!"
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    Killjoy is a 2000 slasher film directed by Craig Ross, produced by Mel Johnson Jr. and stars actor Ángel Vargas and Vera Yell. This movie is the first entry in the Killjoy franchise.


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    Patrick Gray
    Written on July 12, 2017
    "There are horror movies, B horror movies, and then whatever this is. Killjoy can't decide if it wants to be suspenseful, kitschy, or just a gross out movie."
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    Three brothers are home alone when a group of mental patients disguised as clowns have escaped from the mental institution where they were recluded. The youngest brother suffers Coulrophobia so it's too late when they realize the menace is real. 


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    Megan Harvey
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I have not seen this but it looks pretty interesting! I would definitely look at it. I find it intriguing. "


Best What are the best Scary Clown Movies
1Stephen King's ITMovies 33 Paid
2Killer Klowns From Outer SpaceMovies 30 Paid
3Unlicensed Cemetery: The John Wayne Gacy Murders Movies 27 Paid
4He Who Gets SlappedMovies 25 Paid
5House of 1000 CorpsesMovies 23 Paid
6The Last CircusMovies 18 Paid
7Clown at MIdnightMovies 17 Paid
8ClownMovies 16 Paid
9Stitches Movies 13 Paid
1031Movies 11 Paid

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