Countdown - Top Six Killer Clown Movies

Countdown - Top Six Killer Clown MoviesIn Conor McMahon’s Stitches, acclaimed British comedian Ross Noble plays Stitches Grindle, a hard-drinking mess of a clown whose destructive ways catch up with him at young Tom’s birthday party – leading to his accidental, violent death.

Six years later, Stitches returns from the dead to take revenge on the brats who put him six feet under… turning the tables on them as only a clown can.

In honor of Stitches hitting Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, April 2nd, we’ve decided to take a look back at cinema’s killer clowns through the years, and picked out a handful of our absolute favorites:

Countdown - Top Six Killer Clown Movies

6) The Trio, CLOWNHOUSE (1989)

A trio of mental patients murder circus clowns, taking their guises to torment a young boy and his brothers (one played by a young Sam Rockwell) during a long night alone in their family home. A genuinely unsettling tale that delves deep into the psychology of coulrophobia (fear of clowns), CLOWNHOUSE was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at 1989’s Sundance Film Festival, but has since become infamous with the sex abuse case brought against director Victor Salva by its lead actor after its production.

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Sirand's picture

IT, while it scared the shit out of all of us at an early age and featured a great performance by Tim Curry, really REALLY doesn't hold up. Its corny Lifetime level drama is kind of embarrassing to watch.

I'm all for a better film version.

Submitted by Sirand on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:20am.
VampirePlacebo's picture

Oh, hush you. Yeah, it was made in the early 90's and desperately looks it. But that doesn't take away from it at all. I watch it once every few years (like The Stand), and it still gets to me. Every single time.

Submitted by VampirePlacebo on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 3:04am.

Not a great film either, but Dead Clowns deserves a mention.

Also, a special shout out for the clown scene in Amusement, unarguably the best part of what spiralled into a car wreck of a film.

Submitted by Minion on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 2:15pm.
MonsterMash's picture

Excellent article. If you can find it, yeah, 100 Tears is over-the-top as all hell. Not a great film, but pretty damn nuts. I love the imagery. So creepy. And the others speak for themselves.

Submitted by MonsterMash on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:11am.

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