Movies like Clownhouse

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Clownhouse (1989)
 5.6
 4K
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

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 murder, deadly, crimes, danger, serial killer, slasher 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, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, youth, friends, revenge, slasher, survival, psychopath, 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, serious, realistic, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: halloween party, murder, psychopath, crimes, crime, danger, chaos and mayhem, slasher, deadly, serial killer, destiny, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 8K
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, chase, slasher, youth, mannequin, blood, cult, desert, crimes, psychopath, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.7
 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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, danger, youth, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 858
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: mutant, slasher, vengeance, murder, gang, deadly, danger, chase, investigation, wolfman, punk, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 2.2
 401
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, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, danger, small town, stalking, crimes, deadly, murder, evil man, ghost, albino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, danger, youth, crimes, mental institution, violence spree, psychopath, halloween party, murder of a nude woman, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, danger, deadly, split personality, curses spells and rituals, family problems, parents and children, youth, doll, hallucination, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 2.9
 889
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, danger, serial killer, couples, psychopath, deadly, murder, crimes, confined, isolation, strong violent content, boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 661
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, danger, crimes, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, religions or cults, hotel, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, scary
Plot: slasher, survival, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, mind game, gory, perversion, danger, rescue, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rough, serious, dark ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, vengeance, siblings relations, serial killer, orphan, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, family relations, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, deathtrap, danger, stalking, deadly, captivity, confined, youth, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 927
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, serial killer, danger, deadly, escapades, reunion, evil child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, fugitives, psychopath, stalking, in the woods, serial killer, deadly, youth, slasher, gory, wilderness, camp ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 824
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profanity, sexual content, graphic violence, profiler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.9
 287
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: disturbing, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, deadly, psychopath, amateur detective, murder, danger, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.0
 773
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, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, small town, vengeance, danger, serial killer, investigation, who done it, rivalry, deadly, crimes, mortician ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, crimes, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, murder, vengeance, deadly creature, obsessive quest, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, isolation, danger, youth, deadly, crimes, in the woods, teenage life, graphic violence, slasher, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, serial killer, danger, stalking, strong sexual content, crimes, youth, deadly, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.3
 305
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, scary, serious, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, deadly, gory, danger, crimes, amateur detective, mystery, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: tense, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, mind game, friendship, escapades, danger, chase, murder, survival, crimes, rivalry, deadly, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 225
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, sexual relations, strong sexual content, serial killer, crimes, deadly, ratings, contests and competitions, isolation, profanity, prize money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, slasher, stalking, serial killer, psychopath, violence, gore, nightmare, knife murder, danger, youth, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: florida, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 1.8
 209
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, rough, scary, serious
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, decapitation, rivalry, crimes, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, danger, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, journalism, investigation, amateur detective, performer's life, life is a bitch, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, danger, murder, mental institution, ancient mystery, deadly, mental disorder, doctor, mountain, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 212
Skinned Alive (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the heart of New York City, men are dying in very violent ways. They are being torn up and ripped apart...and eaten. The only connection is that they all die after hiring a prostitute. And searching for love in this city is Jeffrey...Jeffrey is a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, fall in love, serial killer, psychopath, deadly, stalking, sex scene, eaten alive, cannibalism, survival, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 89
The Evil One (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Chicago's Englewood is a neighborhood where death is an everyday reality, but a serial killer on the loose has raised the terror quotient tenfold with the brutality of his crimes. When a newspaper photographer uncovers evidence linking the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, graphic violence, violence spree, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%