Most Disturbing Clown Movies Ever!

From the white face to the maniacal laughter and drawn on tears, clowns have always had an unsettling reaction to children and adults alike. I don't know if we ever get over that discomfort as we grow older. From the bright hair, colorful billowing clothing and big shoes to the painted on smile, we inherently know something is amiss. 

For this reason, integrating clowns into sinister horror plots has been a fine art for Hollywood. Let's take a look at some that might keep you up at night.

The Devil's Carnival

A beautifully filmed musical (on Netflix Streaming now) Lost souls enter The Devil's Carnival where they are each faced with the sins they committed in life.


This Stephen King miniseries made adults very uncomfortable around clowns, Pennywise the Clown, specifically. 


Three brothers stay home and find themselves tormented by 3 mental patients dressed as clowns. 

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Aliens that appear as clowns, come to earth and terrorize the people in this campy fun 1980s movie.


This movie is about someone with a grudge against three women that goes back to their childhoods. 

The Last Circus 

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

100 Tears

Two journalists are on the trail of a demented serial killer who may be much closer than they think.

The Devil's Rejects

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force which isn't afraid of being as ruthless as their target.


In this movie about a family in a new tract house built over Indian burial ground, the clown is a doll and it has only a brief encounter in the movie, but it left a lasting impression on everyone!

To make the killer clown theme even worse than John Wayne Gacy, in England they've have a spate of clown-related crimes!

Clown music videos can be equally unsettling -