Clownhouse (1989)

After escaping from a mental institution, three men don clown outfits to terrorize three brothers around their own house.

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: June 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: July 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dustin Putman

A spookily good time.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Truly creepy -- one more than one level -- debut feature from Salva.

Rob Gonsalves

Winters' terror is all too real, and becomes unbearably dismaying to watch.

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David Nusair
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...feels as though it'd be much more effective as a 22-minute episode of Tales from the Crypt...

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is much more irritating than scary with those irritating characters, but nothing can be more disturbing (or disgusting) than knowing that the… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A boy is teased for being afraid of clowns. Mom goes away for the weekend, and mental patients escape, and steal some clown costumes; and things get spooky… More
Alex roy
Clownhouse might have been an interesting idea for a Slasher film, and it is. I had heard much praise on this film. When I got around to seeing the film, I was… More
Sylvester Kuo
To be honest? Not scary at all. It could have been so much better if the actors weren't children and were not molested by the director. It may seem like a… More
Ken Stachnik
If you're afraid of clowns, this movie is guaranteed to ruin your Saturday Night. However what's more disturbing than the film, is the story of the… More
John Me
¨Clownhouse¨ is a good example of an atmospheric horror flix that doesn't have to rely on blood and guts to scare/thrill an audience. Good photography,… More