Evil clowns do not always equal scary clowns in films, but this list of top scary clowns has a great roundup of the scary clowns you should watch. Some people have a huge fear of clowns and let’s face it, clowns are scary as they are funny. Have fun with our list of top scary clowns of horror, these clowns are evil. Our list may also include links to our reviews/views of these film clowns.
Stephen King’s It (1990) - Pennywise
In Stephen King’s It (1990) TV mini-series, there is a very scary clown named Pennywise the Clown. Pennywise must have been the only evil clown that terrified me one night to walk home when I was younger. Pennywise was played by Tim Curry, who delivered a fantastic performance. If anything, he makes the entire It "movie" worth watching by himself just to see his appearances. Pennywise terrorized the kids in the movie and returned when they grew up. Definitely in the top most scariest clowns ever in a movie.
Killjoy Movies - Killjoy
Killjoy is a demonic clown that is both scary and funny at the same time. He puts his victims in all kinds of scary situations and even creates additional scary clowns to help him. Killjoy is mostly played by Trent Haaga with Angel Vargas. The franchise consists of Killjoy, Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil, Killjoy 3, Killjoy Goes to Hell and Killjoy’s Psycho Circus Horror series. Looking for a scary clown comedy horror movie, this is it.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space has some really fantastic killer clowns who feature some amazing effects. The weapons are funny, like the cotton candy gun and is an all around fun movie that is a cult favorite.
Produced by and starring Eli Roth - Scary Clown movie trailer
Zombieland (2009) - Zombie Clown
Dead Silence (2007) - Clown Doll Puppet Scene
Throughout Dead Silence and the 100 scary dolls, we get one scene with a terrifying clown doll who is possessed by Mary Shaw’s evil spirit. This clown doll looks so scary that it could have been the only doll, and that would have been okay.
Poltergeist (1982) - Ghost Possessed Clown Doll Scene
- We all Scream for Ice Cream (2007) - Buster featured on the Masters of Horror Season 2 and directed by Tom Holland.
- Scary or Die (2012) - Corbin Bleu plays a man transforming into a demon Clown monster after being bit by one. Movie Trailer
- Clownhouse (1989) - Cheezo, Bippo, and Dippo
- Spawn (1997) - Clown / Violator played by John Leguizamo
- Vulgar (2000) - Flappy
- Drive Thru (2007) - Clown
- Amusement (2008)
- House of 1000 Corpses / Devils Rejects - Captain Spaulding
- Mr. Jingles (2004)
- Stitches (2012)
- Gingerclown (2013)
- Rob Zombie’s 31 (2015)
- Cleaver: Rise of the Killer Clown (2015) - Poster / Release Date
- Clowntergeist (2016)
New Scary Clown Movies Coming Soon
Directed by Damien Leone
Official Synopsis: A maniacal clown named Art, terrorizes three young women on Halloween night and everyone else who stands in his way.Cast: Michael Leavy, Catherine Corcoran, Daniel Rodas, Steven Della Salla, Jenna Kanell, Julie Asriyan, Alan Hasnas, Matt McAllister, Joe Patrick Marshall, Gloria Jung
Genres: Horror, Thriller
Directed by Aaron Mirtes
Official Synopsis: Emma, a college student with a crippling fear of clowns, must come face to face with her worst fear when an evil spirit in the body of a clown is summoned terrorizing the town she calls home.Cast: Burt Culver, Brittany Belland, Eric Corbin, Aaron Mirtes, Monica Baker, Sean Patrick Murray, Johnjay Fitih, Tom Seidman, Madeleine Heil, Jesse Mendelsohn
Directed by Haynze Whitmore
Official Synopsis: Seventeen year old Elizabeth and her younger sister, Sam, are thrust into circumstances more terrifying than living with their abusive...Cast: Bill Moseley, Eve Mauro, Lance Paul, Chalet Lizette Brannan, Taya Parker, Darren Barcomb, Johnny Stevenson, Caitlin Williams, Taylor Marie Williams, Heather Schulz
Directed by Andrés Muschietti, Andy Muschietti
Official Synopsis: A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.Cast: Javier Botet, Steven Williams, Megan Charpentier, Neil Crone, Nicholas Hamilton, Stephen Bogaert, Isabelle Nélisse, Edie Inksetter, Wyatt Oleff, Bill Skarsgård
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama
What is your favorite clowns film?
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