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      R 1989 1h 24m Horror List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 41% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Three brothers (Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell) are trapped in an old house with three escaped killers wearing clown suits. Read More Read Less

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      Mike Massie Gone With The Twins The protagonists behave quite annoyingly and the antagonists are pathetically incapable of dispatching small children. Rated: 4/10 Aug 31, 2020 Full Review Dustin Putman A spookily good time. Rated: 3/4 Oct 9, 2008 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Winters' terror is all too real, and becomes unbearably dismaying to watch. Rated: D May 27, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 6, 2005 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...feels as though it'd be much more effective as a 22-minute episode of Tales from the Crypt... Rated: 2/4 Jul 30, 2005 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) Truly creepy -- one more than one level -- debut feature from Salva. Rated: 4/5 Nov 26, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Fleegle B I hate the director so I refuse to watch the movie Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review matthias s "Clownhouse" is a film that left me in a carnival of mixed emotions. On one hand, it boasts an excellent soundtrack that keeps you on the edge of your seat, a promising premise involving three kids attending a circus, and surprisingly decent performances from the child actors. But alas, the clownish charm quickly wears thin. The kids, while talented, become increasingly annoying, and the dialogue seems like a jumbled mess. A dark cloud hangs over this production as it's well-documented that the director had a troubling history. This revelation taints the entire viewing experience. The scares are sporadic and rather predictable, with only a few genuine jumpscares. To make matters worse, the plot only kicks in after a grueling 57 minutes, leaving the audience yawning and wondering when the real action will begin. In the end, "Clownhouse" is a circus that starts with promise but quickly descends into a disorganized sideshow, ultimately leaving you with a sense of unease for all the wrong reasons. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/15/23 Full Review Steve D Indistinguishable from 100000 others just like it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member While not quite as scary as other horror films, it does have some pretty eerie moments. It's worth viewing. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best movies I've seen from the 80's bo Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I wish i could give a pass to this one because the trUth is while it may be dumb and hokey, as a kid I kind of enjoyed getting freaked out by it. HoweVer, given The director and knowing just how real those emotioNs by Winters were on screen...i just can't. And waTching it now is too uncomfortable. Two evil clown thumbs down. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Three brothers (Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell) are trapped in an old house with three escaped killers wearing clown suits.
      Victor Salva
      Michael Danty, Robin Mortarotti, Victor Salva
      Victor Salva
      Original Language
      1h 24m
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