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Clownhouse (1989)

R | | Horror | 20 July 1990 (USA)
Just before Halloween, three young brothers alone in a big house are menaced by three escaped mental patients who have murdered some traveling circus clowns and taken their identities.

Director:

Victor Salva

Writer:

Victor Salva
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Forrest Winters ... Casey
Brian McHugh Brian McHugh ... Geoffrey
Sam Rockwell ... Randy
Michael Jerome West Michael Jerome West ... Lunatic Cheezo (as Tree)
Byron Weible Byron Weible ... Lunatic Bippo
David C. Reinecker David C. Reinecker ... Lunatic Dippo
Timothy Enos Timothy Enos ... Real Cheezo
Frank Diamanti Frank Diamanti ... Real Bippo
Karl-Heinz Teuber Karl-Heinz Teuber ... Real Dippo (as Karl Heinz Teuber)
Viletta Skillman Viletta Skillman ... Mother
Gloria Belsky Gloria Belsky ... Fortune Teller
Tom Mottram Tom Mottram ... Ringmaster
Erika Young Erika Young ... Storekeeper
Jasper Watts Jasper Watts ... Storekeeper's Assistant (as Russell Jasper Watts)
Bobby Salem Bobby Salem ... Booth Barker
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Welcome To A Circus Of Terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clown dolofonoi See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sam Rockwell's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Casey and Geoffrey are in the bedroom together they lock the door after hearing Randy trying to scare them from downstairs. However after they hear the glass breaking they walk up to the door and turn the key anti-clockwise yet the door is now unlocked. See more »

Quotes

Fortune Teller: Beware, beware, in the darkest of dark. Though the mind is young, and the hearts are strong, precious life, cannot be long, when darkest death, has left its mark...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Nuestra última fiesta (2019) See more »

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Childhood fears revisited
5 April 2003 | by luniaamSee all my reviews

I thought Clownhouse was an excellent horror movie in the slasher genre.Clownhouse digs up memories of hiding under the covers from the boogie man and being taunted by an older sibling for doing so.I think anyone who remembers what it felt like to be that frightened child can appreciate this movie.


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