Fandango just announced It Chapter Two is the highest preselling horror movie of all-time and is no doubt the most anticipated movie of the fall. I’ve been a clown horror fan since I was a wee little lad and my dad rented Killer Clowns from Outer Space – it was a strange upbringing what can I say. Anywho…the imminent conclusion to (probably) the best and most ambitious Stephen King adaptation ever has me eager to revisit the genre. What better place to search for clown horror then on Netflix. If you too are down with the clown horror genre, well then I did the work for you! Go binge these funhouse favorites on Netflix right now!


On Halloween night, inside a dilapidated apartment building, Art the Clown stalks his victims, slicing and slaughtering in terrifying silence. This pretty decent clown horror flick stuck with me a while. It probably won't live forever on Netflix, so you better watch this one soon.


After his accidental death, Stitches the criminally insane clown is on the loose and hunting down the young partygoers who caused his untimely demise. This one's got some comedic element that never quite hits and subsequently takes the viewer away on occasion. It's not bad, but it's certainly not good as far as clown horror goes.

American Horror Story: Freak Show and Cult Seasons

Twisty the Clown can be found in American Horror Story: Freak Show, though he's never actually called Twisty until he's referenced in a comic book in American Horror Story: Cult. Twisty is portrayed by John Carroll Lynch. After his fall from clown grace, Twisty attempted suicide, and instead blew off half is face leaving it horrifyingly disfigured. He wears an equally disturbing mask to cover the damage. He now attempts to regain his position as a children's entertainer. Required clown horror viewing if you ask me.


For his kid's party, a real estate agent dons a clown costume he found in one of his properties – then discovers it's cursed. This clown horror movie was recently removed from my streaming queue but I feel it still warranted mentioning in this space because it should return to Netflix.

Most Likely to Die

Former classmates throw a house party to celebrate their 10-year high school reunion, but a cap-and-gown-wearing killer traps and stalks them. Not specifically clown horror per se, but the premise shares all the bones and balloons of It.

Movie Reelist Contributor: Chris Giroux
Chris Giroux is founder and editor-in-charge at Movie Reelist, an entertainment news and review blog serving the most fanatic moviegoers. Chris started his publication in Detroit in 2010 and has since reviewed hundreds of films and interviewed numerous talent across the country. He is an avid film festival attendee and red carpet photographer, having shot the likes of Steven Spielberg, Bill Murray, Mark Hamill, and more. Chris grew up in New Mexico, where he studied mass media writing while working in post-production and multimedia authoring. It is also where he discovered Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York, resulting in an unhealthy Kurt Russell obsession.

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