Clown movies and mania

 

Fear of clowns, or coulrophobia, has always been a phobia for some people. A few movies explored this fear but it was the 1990 adaption of Stephen King’s IT novel that really propelled the sub-genre forward. Thereafter, the number of films featuring creepy and downright evil clowns began to gradually proliferate to a point where there is now a silly over-saturation of clowns in horror. Here are just a few examples:

Night of the Demon (1957) reviews and overview

The Premonition – USA, 1975 – reviews

Wacko – USA, 1981 – reviews

Poltergeist – USA, 1982 – reviews

GhostHouse – Italy, 1988 – reviews

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) reviews and overview

Clownhouse – USA, 1989 – overview and reviews

IT aka Stephen King’s IT – TV mini series, USA, 1990 – overview

Carnival of Souls (1998) reviews and overview

Drive-Thru – USA, 2007 – reviews

Zombieland – USA, 2009 – overview and reviews

Stitches – UK, Ireland, 2012 – reviews

All Hallows’ Eve – USA, 2013 – reviews

Gingerclown (2013) reviews and overview

Space Clown – USA, 2013 – overview

Clown Kill aka Lock In – UK, 2014 – overview

Coulrophobia – UK, 2014 – reviews

Theatre of Fear – UK, 2014 – reviews

Kruel – USA, 2015 – reviews

The Legend of Wasco aka Clownface – USA, 2015 – reviews

Loon – USA, 2015 – overview and reviews

Poltergeist – USA, 2015 – reviews

Bedeviled – USA, 2016 – reviews

Clowntergeist (2016) reviews and overview

ClownTown – USA, 2016 – overview

Creepy Clowns: The Lunatic’ler – USA, 2016 – reviews

HIM – USA, 2016 – overview

Joker’s Poltergeist – USA, 2016 – reviews

Killjoy’s Psycho Circus – USA, 2016 – overview

The Night Watchmen – USA, 2016 – reviews

Sorority Slaughterhouse – USA, 2016 – overview and reviews

Terrifier – USA, 2016 – overview and reviews

Another Evil Night – USA, 2017 – overview

The Basement (2017) reviews and overview

Circus Kane – USA, 2017 – reviews

Crispy’s Curse (2017) preview with trailer

Haunted Maze – USA, 2017

IT – USA, 2017 – reviews

Ripple – USA, 2017 – overview

Slaw – USA, 2017 – reviews

Balloon – India, 2018 – reviews

Camp Blood 7: It Kills (2018) reviews and overview

Clown Motel Massacre – USA, 2018 – overview

Gags the Clown – USA, 2018 – reviews

Ghost of Camp Blood (2018) reviews and overview

Crepitus – USA, 2018 – reviews

Cleavers: Killer Clowns – UK, 2019 – overview and reviews

Clown – USA, 2019 – review

Clown Doll aka Joker Clown – UK, 2019 – preview

Clown Fear – USA, 2019 – reviews

Clownado – USA, 2019 – reviews

Hipsters, Gangsters, Aliens and Geeks (2019) preview

IT: Chapter Two – USA, 2019 – reviews

It Hungers – USA, 2019 – overview

The Jack in the Box – UK, 2019 – with more reviews and release news

Joker – USA, 2019 – reviews

Kill Giggles – USA, 2019 – now with first trailer

Scare Attraction – UK, 2019 – overview and reviews

Murdershow – Canada, 2020 – preview

Psycho-Therapy – USA, 2019 – reviews

Samhain – USA, 2020 – preview of new comedy clown horror

Shriekshow – USA, 2020 – preview of new horror anthology flick

Terrifier 2 (2020) preview

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