Movies like Clownhouse

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Clownhouse (1989)
 5.5
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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, slasher, controversial
Plot: murder, chase, escaped mental patient, circus, stalking, childhood trauma, sibling relationship, serial killer, crimes, disguise, clown, brother brother relationship, halloween, child in peril, fortune teller, youth, family relations, siblings relations, controversy, immaturity, children, psychopath, stalker, running, bully ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Clownhouse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, slasher and serious films with plots about murder, danger, deadly, crimes, psychopath, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror genres. Some movies like Clownhouse: Tourist Trap (1979), American Nightmare (2002), Disturbed (2009), Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011), Psycho Cop (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mannequin, murder, chase, youth, cult, desert, crimes, psychopath, haunted by the past, maniac, stranded, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ 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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, halloween party, psychopath, female psychopath, crimes, chaos and mayhem, destiny, serial killer, sister sister relationship, halloween, pirate, cowardice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 3.0
 147
Disturbed (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The quiet town of Quartz Hill is about to experience the worst night of the town's history. A notorious killer has escaped from death row with one thought on his mind. Revenge.
Style: psychological, slasher, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, stalking, murder, rape, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, mentally unstable, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, slasher, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, friends, youth, revenge, psychopath, survival, violence, rivalry, teenage life, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.4
 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, slasher, suspense, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, youth, police officer, violence spree, kids in trouble, forest, violence, serial killer, chaos, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Final Terror (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, fugitives, stalking, serial killer, youth, wilderness, camp, crimes, group of friends, backwoods, insanity ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, violence spree, mental institution, crimes, youth, halloween party, halloween, murder of a nude woman, strong violent content, nude fight, childhood trauma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 4K
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, stalking, serial killer, nightmare, bondage, family in danger, crimes, mentally unstable, youth, psycho, precocious child ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 2.5
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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: slasher, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stalking, crimes, small town, murder, evil man, ghost, albino, violence, rivalry, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 54K
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: slasher, sadistic, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: halloween, hospital, serial murder, murderer, murder, insanity, psychopath, chase, rage, mental institution, urban legend, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 1K
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, slasher, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mutant, gang, vengeance, chase, investigation, wolfman, gangsters, punk, nudity (full frontal - brief), golden years, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, serial killer, murder, mental institution, hospital, escaped mental patient, hiding, campfire story, supernatural, sorority, dormitory, student life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: beast, scarecrow, farm, monster, supernatural, serial killer, survival, high school, cheerleader, countryside, sport team, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, vengeance, siblings relations, haunted by the past, family relations, orphan, crimes, church, serial killer, violence, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 1.8
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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: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rivalry, supernatural, psychopath, bounty hunter, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, master criminal, police investigation, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 14K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, carnival, halloween, teenage life, on the run, crimes, stalking, youth, brutality, mental illness, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 5th century, year 1975, 15th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, curses spells and rituals, split personality, parents and children, family problems, youth, doll, hallucination, teenage life, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Camp Blood 8: Revelations (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The Killing at Camp Blood stopped for a while. But the son of the original killer clown has carried on the machete and driven by his deranged mother, played by Sally Mullins (Things 4, Lights Out With David Spade), continues to kill anyone who ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychotronic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: homicidal maniac, lost in the woods, clown, masked killer, killer clown, mystery, vengeance, death, psychopath, killing spree, murder, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 3.0
 1K
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: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, couples, psychopath, murder, confined, crimes, isolation, strong violent content, boarding school, friends, buddies, abandoned building ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 2K
Unhinged (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: College students, Terry, Nancy and Gloria are on their way to a rock concert, driving through a torrential rainstorm...only to crash their car, badly injuring one of them. Seeking shelter and aid they come across a house occupied by a man-hating ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mystery killer, psychopath, murder, serial killer, crimes, sexual relations, destiny, woman in danger, voyeurism, secret, violence, voyeur ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.5
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Fear Level (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Increased level of fear, six colliding stories, one roller coaster ride of emotions and terror. What would you do if you caught your significant other in the act or was face to face with your abductors? With twists and turns at every corner you will ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychotronic, slasher ...
Plot: succubus, evil clown, girlfriend boyfriend relationship, entertainment, violence, murder, friendship, clown, revenge, masked killer, fear, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Harvest (2022)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Story: Ten strangers find themselves trapped in the dark, in the storm, lost in huge fields of corn. They take refuge in a dark, quiet farmhouse where the welcoming Mr. Grant lives. But as the night goes on, and sinister shapes begin to emerge from the ...
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Plot: death, murder, monster, secret, storm, evil, night, darkness, farm, farmhouse, maniac, violent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Taking place on the last day of the Creeper’s twenty-three-day feeding frenzy, as the skeptical Sergeant Tubbs teams up with a task force hellbent on destroying the Creeper for good. The Creeper fights back in gory glory as its enemies grow closer ...
Style: slasher, psychotronic, suspense, scary, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, revenge, a vision, hunting, supernatural power, supernatural, chase, animal cruelty, vandalism, murder, sheriff, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 2.8
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Dr. Chopper (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five young friends head out to the country for a weekend at the family cabin and run afoul of a group of motorcycle riding madwomen led by the sadistic, knife-wielding plastic surgeon Dr. Fielding.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, obsession, psychopath, confined, serial killer, gang, supernatural, crimes, leadership, escapades, stalking, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
American Gothic (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When six friends fly off on a weekend getaway and are suddenly plagued by engine trouble, they're forced to land on a remote island. Looking for shelter, they're grateful to encounter Ma and Pa and their children - an eccentric family ...
Style: slasher, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: island, isolated house, murder, crimes, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, isolation, serial killer, confined, ghost, psychopath, necrophilia ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, fear, ghost, curse, haunted by the past, family in danger, evil, family problems, mute or deaf, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Children of the Corn (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psychopathic twelve-year-old girl in a small town in Nebraska recruits all the other children and goes on a bloody rampage, killing the corrupt adults and anyone else who opposes her. A bright high schooler who won't go along with the plan, ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: cult, murder, revenge, psychopath, mystery, chase, alter ego, fear, serial murder, family relations, teenage life, maniac ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 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: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, serial killer, psychopath, mind game, rescue, isolation, mental illness, murder, perversion, youth, car chase, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, supernatural, ghost, psychopath, murder, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, deadly creature, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, serial killer, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, tense ...
Plot: forest, psychopath, murder, youth, isolation, crimes, graphic violence, teenage life, boot camp, juvenile delinquent, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, premonition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%