The Best Scary Clown Horror Movies


Watch out, Watch out, there’s an evil scary clown about, and it’s about to remove your head with a hacksaw (possibly). Let’s take a look at some of the best scary clown horror movies ever released (and no we’re not including "IT", because let’s face it, you’ve heard of that one).
Scary Clown Horror Movies - Clownhouse
Directed by Victor Salva ‘Clownhouse’ was released in 1988 and tells the story of ‘Casey’ a boy whose life is plagued by an intense fear of clowns. Despite his fear of clowns Casey along with his two brothers decides to visit the local circus and unfortunately for them on the same night three escaped mental patients also decide to visit the same circus.
Casey visits a fortune teller at the circus and receives a less than optimistic reading being warned that his life will be cut short. Meanwhile the three escaped lunatics have murdered three clowns at the local circus, got all dressed up in the clown garb and then made their way to the boys house where the fun (or horror) begins. Clownhouse follows the slasher style formula typical of horror movies such as ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ with the central protagonist finally being forced to overcome his fears.
"No man can hide from his fears; as they are a part of him, they will always know where he is hiding."

Clownhouse Trailer (1988)

Scary Clown Horror Movies - Final Draft

Scary Clown Movies - Final Draft
Scary Clown Movies - Final Draft

Scary Clown Horror Movies - Final Draft
A relatively new comer to the world of scary clown horror movies is ‘Final Draft’ (2007) a movie in which a disturbingly scary hobo clown comes to life in the nightmares of writer ‘Paul Twist’. As a child Paul and his family visited the circus and witnessed the accidental death of one of the performing clowns who accidentally set himself on fire, the audience believing it to be part of the act laughed and applauded and this became the final memory of the dead clown.
Paul later in life fantasised that had he been the dying clown he would return from the dead to kill of those who had laughed at his death, as a failing writer in need of inspiration his friend locks him in his loft with no TV and a limited supply of food, and refuses to let him out until the script for a movie is written.
The scary clown featured in Final Draft is known as ‘Punchy’ and as time goes by and Paul locked away in the attic becomes increasingly detached from reality Punchy becomes increasingly real.
The movie follows the imaginings of Paul fantasising about the horrific deaths of those who have crossed him throughout his life at the hands of Punchy the clown.

Scary Clown Horror Movies - We All Scream for Ice Cream

From the ‘Masters of Horror’ series directed by Tom Holland ‘We All Scream for Ice Cream’ tells the story of the mysterious clown called ‘Buster’. Taunted by the local bully whilst working in his job as an ice cream man Buster the clown is accidentally killed by the local children.
Buster returns after death to enact his revenge upon those who killed him and upon their children, Buster is able to Pied Piper fashion mesmerise the local children who come to him to be fed a mysterious voodoo ice cream that once eaten makes the father of the child that ate the ice cream melt away.
Needless to say that ‘We All Scream for Ice Cream’ ends with the final show down between Buster the evil clown ghost and the main protagonist. We All Scream for Ice Cream is not a ground breaking movie in any shape or form but makes for some good all round scary clown movie cheese, if that’s what you’re looking for.

Scary Clown Horror Movies - We All Scream for Ice-Cream

More Scary Clown Horror Movies

Other scary clown horror movies include: the Camp Blood Trilogy, Clown Murders, Evil Night, Fear of Clowns, Dead Clowns, Funhouse, Killer Clowns From Outer Space, Killjoy, Mr Halloween, S.I.C.K, and Within the Woods.
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53 comments:

  1. Killer clowns from outer space has got to be my ultimate favourite, just the idea of them putting people into cotton candy, just makes me giggle!!

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  2. Clowns are just creepy period. The Tele-series Stephen King's " It" with Tim curry was pretty creepy then towards the end they went a little over the type.

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  3. i like the hole scary clown idea because i think its cool that instead of a clown making people happy they do the opisite.plus i LOVE scary movies so yeah.

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  4. what movie is it with the crazy clown with the green hair

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  5. Thank you as a horror buff I truly appreciated this hub, and now can't wait to see Final Draft...

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  6. I'm not easily scared by horror movies, but the psychological ones get to me, like Saw, more than anything

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  7. Thank you for having appreciation for Clownhouse. I loved that movie since I saw it back in the day. I actually wrote a review on it and posted it here on hubpages. I am definately going to check out final draft, if it is as good as clownhouse...I will love it.

    I am a sort of horror fanatic and I write reviews on sort of B to C horror films with a few mainstream ones sprinkled in. Check them out if you get a chance.

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  8. Clowns have always bothered me. And ever since I watched "It", they're just creepy. Guess I better not watch any of these other movies. Who would have thought that there were so many Scary Clown Movies. Interesting post, thank you.

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  9. Have we all forgotten about Stephen King's IT, that movie scared the shit out of me whan I was a kid. I wouldn't walk near sewers for years after that.

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  10. haven't seen any of these, as my husband is scared of clowns. why are so many people scared of clowns? is it because they are clearly not happy people but they are all dressed up ..in a creepy way... to make people happy? I think, that the clown in The Devil's Rejects was waaaayyy scary. It isnt really a clown movie, but he is scary anyway.

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  11. sorry dude, but this list is very flawed. no IT? really? that seems to be the one clown film worth mentioning.

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  12. Clowns have to be one of the all time fears for kids. There just so dam creepy. IT scared the living daylights out of me the first time I saw it. Nice post man keep em coming.

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  13. Killer Clowns From Outer Space was the bestest... Now I'm going to need to rent it!

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  14. It the clown should be one of the scariest clown horror movies EVER!!!!!

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  15. IT's got my vote too!

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  16. I love any clown horor movies. Clowns are such an itense phobi for people you can't go wrong. Most make me laugh though.

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  17. I've never understood the irrational fear of clowns--I watch politicians all day!

    On a more serious note, no mention of Killer Klowns from Outerspace?

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  18. But really, aren't ALL clowns scary?!

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  19. I'm going to have to check out that Final Draft. I collect hobo clowns and the more unusual they are the better. I have around 150 now but the collection grows every year. Cool article.

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  20. You left off Killer Klowns from Outer Space!

    HOW COULD YOU?!?!

    I will have to check out the rest of these movies though...

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  21. What sick person decided to turn clowns into something scary .They use to be something fun for little kids to enjoy and laugh at. Parties use to have clowns in, now kids are too scared of them. :(

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  22. Optimus Gridlock21 October 2011 at 05:25

    killer clowns was good scared me the 1st time i saw it but i was 12

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  23. all u sayin IT was scary.... Goobers. that was the worst movie ive ever seen, Props to this site for not mentioning it.

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  24. I THINK I WILL CHECK OUT THIS CLOWN THING HERE.

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  25. IT is my favorite clown movie, i always had deep love to the nostaligic horror movies, before people used the cell phones :)

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  26. Stephen King's It! I hate clowns. They are the scariest people ever! They just freak me out. I cannot watch any movie with a scary clown in it or I have nightmares!

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  27. I know its already been said but how cant you not have IT on here seriously, not only is it incredibly scary but its probably the most well known clown movie out there.

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  28. I know how you feel21 October 2011 at 05:27

    i have nightmares too i am very scared

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  29. clowns are really scary to me what do you think

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  30. lmfao IT made become scared of showers, the hole in the shower floor thingy, and sewers XD

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  31. Ewww. I hate clowns. me and my friend were watching Zombieland the other day and this zombie clown walked out.

    i almost screamed.

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  32. dang clowns are scary people open yuhr eyes and see wut we see...i went to the circus with ma parents and this clown came up to me and he had a creepy smile he made a disapearing act with me i ended up downstairs in the bottom of the stage...i was frfeaked out i couldnt find my way back nd i started to cry until this guy came to save me i ws really freaked out......OPEN YUHR EYES PEOPLE THEY ARE AFTER YUH....the scary thing ws that we were in the theater nd we were watchin this clown that cut off this ladies head off with a machete

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  33. oommmmmgggg so fuckng scary

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  34. i love scary klown

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  35. what about IT? it was the best of all time

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  36. IT def should be in there

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  37. oh me goddd hjow fugging scary

    gahhhh

    i seed clown is niggah

    i poo in pant

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  38. ok, I am looking for a movie that was in the 90's I think. It had a teenager in it that was a computer techno, he spied on the neighbor girl, and there was some sort of clown that gave him a dvd that when he put it in, it had a weird spinning logo that made him fall asleep and in his "sleep" he committed murders that he cant remember. the clownish character kept giving him different dvd's and he would commit different murders every night. cant remember the name of it....Its right on the tip of my toungue. cant remember the names of the characters or the clown character..I want to see it again, but cant find it anywhere on the net... can anyone help?

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  39. evil clowns are amazing they are my passion! there is alot more clown movies that need to be ont his list!

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  40. I was mistaken, it wasnt a clown, it was a demented game maker, the movie was called Brainscan...I have been searching for this movie for over 2 years with that bit of information, thanks to those who helped!!!

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  41. How about the movie Clownstrophobia? i thought it was a good watch, i have a fear of clowns also but i love being scared! afterall, You dont know who you really are until your scared! another movie is Amusement, it isnt all about clowns but that clown is pretty damn scary!

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  42. Iv not seen any scary clown movies only pictures of them, well seeing im only 11 i thinks that the best way. People who watch scary movies are just rubbish, whats the point? Our father is always going to be with us and watching over us ALL the time so why make yourself scared over a stupid film when god can do anything.

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  43. It makes me laugh how many people get butthurt when IT isn't on a top clown horror list. Yeah, it was pretty much the original clown horror. And yeah, it';s a classic. It scared us all when we were kids. But that's just it... We were kids... I watched IT just a few months back, and it's really not that scary. SICK, on the other hand was just plain messed up.

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  44. Killer Klowns& It!!! Corny, but the original thing.

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  45. Clowns must be freaky,scary etc for some people but yet i still think their brutally awesome! ;)

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  46. there was this one killer clown horror movie that scared me worse than Stephen King's It that I cannot remember for the life of me. This strange carnival invades a town and a clown (supernatural, not human) was frightening and possibly murdering children. At the very end, the clown is defeated in a house of mirrors which explodes and then a mini tornado comes down and makes the carnival disappear without a trace. It aired a few times on TV back in the early '90s and then was never seen again. If anyone can remember and tell me the name to this movie, I would be forever grateful?

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  47. great!. I really adore watching films. Movies are cool.

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  48. there was this one movie titled "Something Wicked This Way Comes." That might be it it's like a Stephen King's It mixed with "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Made back in 1988?, scared me so bad I was afraid to go out of the house for 10 years.

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  49. the only reason i watch scary movies is the fact i get to see peaple killed with ways a natural human could not achieve.

    the thought of supernatural creatures filling the streets and causing death over the lands makes me crave the power to join in the fun!

    i can't wait until the end of time- demon unleashed, zombies proved and rampaging, weather destroying everything, even your mass murderers who somehow escapes the attention of all those creatures.

    it's a wonderous future to look forward to :)

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  50. I was searching for all scary clown movies for i can watch them with my friend. we are scared of clowns and we love scary movies and we are hoping for a good clown movie (: thank you , you helped a lot.

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  51. Whats the name of the movie were this clown fucks around with a couple people from the woods?

    One scene is where the clowns making giggle noises when a guys in the out house. If you know which movie it is please email me at jacoblucado@ymail.com

    Email me the full name of the movie please :D thank you

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  52. I hate the happy clowns at the circus.... but I love scary clowns!!! idk what it is about them but i do love them..... message me on facebook facebook.com/jennifercook

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