Movies like Clownhouse

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Clownhouse (1989)
 5.6
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Clownhouse (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, macabre, scary, tense, serious, realistic, controversial
Plot: chase, murder, escaped mental patient, circus, danger, stalking, childhood trauma, sibling relationship, crimes, serial killer, disguise, clown, brother brother relationship, halloween, child in peril, fortune teller, youth, family relations, chases and races, deadly, siblings relations, immaturity, video cassette, controversy, comics ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Clownhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, danger, slasher, serial killer and psychopath mostly in Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Clownhouse: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011), American Nightmare (2002), Tourist Trap (1979), Psycho Cop (1989), Grotesque (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, friends, youth, deadly, revenge, psychopath, survival, slasher, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
American Nightmare (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deranged female serial killer stalks seven young people whom phone a radio call-in show to discuss their darkest fears and a night-long game of cat-and-mouse is put into motion by the darkly sinister-looking murderess.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween party, murder, slasher, psychopath, crimes, danger, crime, chaos and mayhem, serial killer, deadly, destiny, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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85%
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Tourist Trap (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their car breaks down and four friends find themselves stranded at The Lost Oasis, a strange museum run by the friendly Mr. Slausen. Even though they are warned not to, the teens explore a house nearby and learn that it belongs to Davey, Mr. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, mannequin, chase, slasher, youth, blood, cult, desert, crimes, psychopath, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.6
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, danger, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.4
 920
Grotesque (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gang of crazed punkers breaks into a family's vacation home in the mountains and slaughters the entire family, except for one daughter who gets away. As the gang pursues the girl through the snow, they slowly realize that some kind of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mutant, slasher, danger, deadly, gang, vengeance, chase, investigation, wolfman, punk, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.3
 406
Spiker (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nightmare come to life, the Spiker is a massive pink-eyed albino and a maniac killing machine whose physical endurance borders on the fantastic. He escapes from an asylum and returns to the small town he terrorized years before, where he slashed ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, small town, crimes, stalking, deadly, evil man, murder, ghost, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Halloween Night (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Halloween Night starts as a young boy named Chris Vale (Sam Stone) witnesses his mum (Jan Anderson) get raped & then murdered before being horribly burnt by a jet of steam from a pipe. Jump forward 'Ten Years Later' on ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, halloween, murder of a nude woman, danger, crimes, youth, psychopath, mental institution, violence spree, halloween party, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 1.8
 208
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, who done it, police detective, bounty hunter, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Shattered Lives (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Her fears and inability to cope with the harsh realities of life becoming so intense that they manifest themselves in an altered state of reality, a schizophrenic girl begins taking orders from a pair of clown dolls who instruct her to murder her ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, split personality, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family problems, youth, doll, hallucination, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 2.9
 921
Blood Widow (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Laurie and Hugh are a successful young couple who have just closed on a weekend home away from the city. Unbeknownst to them, the neighboring property contains the crumbling remains of a boarding school that was shuttered in the wake of an ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, danger, deadly, couples, serial killer, murder, crimes, confined, isolation, strong violent content, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 670
Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, crimes, danger, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, hotel, religions or cults, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 935
Milo (1998)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen years later, the four survivors of the event re-unite under ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, survival, woman in danger, gory, escapades, danger, serial killer, deadly, reunion, sole survivor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Se-hee is haunted by her step sister Tae-yeon who used to be a promising swimmer but suddenly killed herself in a swimming pool 2 years ago. During the summer vacation, she joins the study camp at school for upcoming college entrance exam with other ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, school, survival, serial killer, danger, deathtrap, confined, stalking, deadly, youth, captivity, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, family relations, gory, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After 23 horrifying days of gorging on human flesh, an ancient creature known as the Creeper embarks on a final voracious feeding frenzy, terrorizing a group of varsity basketball players, cheerleaders and coaches stranded on a remote highway when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: scarecrow, beast, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, high school, countryside, farm, monster, survival, sport team, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 2K
Blood Ranch (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four college students and an Iraq War vet, lost on a desert highway, encounter a terrified young woman with a black van on her trail. They survive the ensuing chase but their car doesn't, forcing them to seek help at a nearby ranch. Only when ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: perversion, slasher, psychopath, survival, serial killer, isolation, murder, mental illness, rescue, danger, deadly, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 825
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Blood Descendants (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A hundred years after being brutally murdered by the justice-seeking citizens of a small town, a supernatural killer fulfills his promise to return from the grave and seek vengeance against the descendents of the people who slaughtered him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: slasher, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, ghost, supernatural, deadly, danger, crimes, serial killer, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, youth, danger, isolation, in the woods, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, graphic violence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.9
 286
Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, danger, murder, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.0
 772
Knock Knock (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Knock Knock is a horror film that combines fear with revenge, hate with justice and responsibility with sacrifice. The bible says an "Eye for an Eye." Rico was just a big fun loving son of a hard working neighborhood business man. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, small town, vengeance, serial killer, danger, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, mortician, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends and their girlfriends head out for what is expected to be a vacation of hiking, camping and a good time, but when a backwoods mama finds them on her turf, it becomes anything but a vacation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, fugitives, stalking, group of friends, in the woods, serial killer, youth, deadly, gory, river ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, serial killer, danger, stalking, strong sexual content, youth, deadly, crimes, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.9
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Halloween II (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Micheal's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, sadistic, satanic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, mental institution, slasher, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, murderer, rage, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 3K
Nightmare (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A drug-treated schizophrenic plagued by horrible nightmares escapes from the hospital and goes on a killing spree.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, stalking, serial killer, psychopath, violence, gore, nightmare, knife murder, bondage, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, scary
Plot: car chase, mind game, friendship, escapades, danger, chase, murder, survival, crimes, rivalry, deadly, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.1
 231
Reality Check (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four young women and three young men, totally strangers to each other, are sent to an isolated house with the crew members of a reality show to stay living together for three months without any means of communication with the exterior, and in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, strong sexual content, sexual relations, deadly, crimes, serial killer, contests and competitions, ratings, profanity, isolation, prize money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.3
 306
Scar (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While hiking in a remote forest, college student Zack disappears, leaving nothing but a bloody trail for his traumatized friend Tom. Now a year later and plagued by nightmares, Tom returns to the woods with Zack's girlfriend Jenny in a last ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, danger, gory, deadly, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 1K
100 Tears (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being accused of crimes he did not commit, a lonely circus performer exacts his revenge on those who unjustly condemned him. The act sparks something inside of him which he cannot stop and now, years later, his inner-demons have truly ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, murder, killer clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, journalism, investigation, amateur detective, psychopath, life is a bitch, memory loss, performer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Beyond the Wall of Sleep (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Joe Slaader is a mysterious mountain man being held in the Ulster County Asylum after the brutal murder of his family. Edward Eischel, a young intern, sees something more than just an inbred monster in this new inmate, however. Instead, he sees him ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, non-linear, psychological
Plot: obsession, supernatural, crimes, deadly, murder, mental institution, ancient mystery, danger, mental disorder, doctor, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%