Movies like Clownhouse 1989

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.

If you already watched and love Clownhouse, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Clownhouse.

1 Children Of The Corn 1984

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Fritz Kiersch

Writers:

Stephen King (short story), George Goldsmith (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

2 Halloween II 1981

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Country:

United States of America
6.5

3 A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
7.5

4 Candyman 1992

The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Clive Barker (based on "The Forbidden" by), Bernard Rose

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987

It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Chuck Russell

Writers:

Wes Craven (story), Bruce Wagner (story) | 5 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

6 Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994

In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy

Director:

Wes Craven

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.4

7 A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge 1985

A new family moves into the house on Elm Street, and before long, the kids are again having nightmares about deceased child murderer Freddy Krueger. This time, Freddy attempts to possess a teenage boy to cause havoc in the real world, and can only be overcome if the boy's sweetheart can master her fear.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Jack Sholder

Writers:

David Chaskin, Wes Craven (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

8 The Hills Have Eyes 1977

On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6.3

9 A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master 1988

Dream demon Freddy Krueger is resurrected from his apparent demise, and rapidly tracks down and kills the remainder of the Elm Street kids. However, Kristen, who can draw others into her dreams, wills her special ability to her friend Alice. Alice soon realizes that Freddy is taking advantage of that unknown power to pull a new group of children into his foul domain.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writers:

Wes Craven (character), William Kotzwinkle (story) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.7

10 A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 1989

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son?

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.2

11 Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter 1984

After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in addition to terrified teenagers, he meets a young boy named Tommy who has a special talent for horror masks and make up, leading up to a horrifying, bloody battle! Has Jason finally met his match?

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Joseph Zito

Writers:

Victor Miller (based upon characters created by), Ron Kurz (based upon characters created by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6

12 Psycho II 1983

After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by 'her' demands and begins to question his own sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Richard Franklin

Writers:

Tom Holland, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

13 Psycho III 1986

Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls 'mother'. One day a nosey journalist comes to see him to ask questions about his past.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Anthony Perkins

Writers:

Charles Edward Pogue, Robert Bloch (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.4

14 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III 1990

A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

Kim Henkel (characters), Tobe Hooper (characters) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.1

15 The Funhouse 1981

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 ride, the teens witness a murder by a deformed worker wearing a mask. Locked in, Amy and her friends must evade the murderous carnival workers and escape before it leaves town the next day.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writer:

Lawrence J. Block (as Larry Block)

Country:

United States of America
5.9

16 The Last House On The Left 1972

A disturbed gang of youths kidnap, torture and murder two teenage girls; unbeknownst to the gang, the parents of one of the girls live nearby...

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven

Country:

United States of America
6

17 Halloween: Resurrection 2002

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a group of 6 thrill-seeking teenagers into the childhood home of Myers. Cameras are placed all over the house and no one can get out of the house... and then Michael arrives home!

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Rick Rosenthal

Writers:

Debra Hill (characters), John Carpenter (characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4

18 Friday The 13th: A New Beginning 1985

Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway house for troubled teens where he now lives, it seems like his nightmarish nemesis, Jason, is back for more sadistic slaughters. But as things spiral out of control and the body count rises, Tommy begins to wonder if he’s become the killer he fears most.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Danny Steinmann

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.8

19 Monkey Shines 1988

A quadriplegic man is given a trained monkey help him with every day activities, until the little monkey begins to develop feelings, and rage, against its new master and those who get too close to him.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

George A. Romero

Writers:

Michael Stewart (novel), George A. Romero (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

20 Motel Hell 1980

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make Farmer Vincents fritters. The movie is gory, but is also a parody of slasher movies like Last House on the Left.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror

Director:

Kevin Connor

Country:

United States of America
6

21 The Night Flier 1997

Two investigative reporters for a tabloid magazine track down across country "The Night Flier", a serial killer who travels by private plane stalking victims in rural airports. One of the reporters, Richard Dees, begins to suspect that "the Night Flier could perhaps be a vampire"

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Fantasy

Director:

Mark Pavia

Writers:

Stephen King (story), Mark Pavia (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Italy, United States of America
6

22 Valentine 2001

Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Jamie Blanks

Writers:

Tom Savage (novel), Donna Powers (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
4.8

23 The Rage: Carrie 2 1999

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction

Directors:

Katt Shea, Robert Mandel (uncredited)

Writers:

Stephen King (characters), Rafael Moreu

Country:

United States of America
4.7