Name That Trauma:: Blaine H. on a Circus Set Clown Chase


Please help me find this movie…

I remember watching a film when I was younger. It was on TV. I couldn’t have watched it any later than 1998. So it was definitely made before then.

I’m not sure what it was about, but it featured a scene where this scary clown or circus guy was chasing this kid through a circus; around the big tents, under cables and storage areas, and in the truck area etc. He was really creepy looking – probably a clown as this is what gave me a fear of clowns.

That’s all I remember. It was dark, at night when this chase happened. I got the feeling it was in a European city, maybe Budapest or Moscow, but it could have been anywhere. It was on TV in the UK when I was younger, so it wouldn’t have been an obscure foreign film, it must be a US or UK-produced film, and despite it being scary, I feel it was made for kids. It was on on a Sunday lunch afternoon so it was definitely a PG and not a “horror” movie.

Any ideas?

PS: It wasn’t IT Although that also contributed to my fear of clowns.

UNK SEZ: Shame on me for not knowing the answer to this clown themed NTT right off the bat! My first instinct is CLOWNHOUSE (1989) but I can’t find a scene of a kid being chased at the circus! My second guess is KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988) but something tells me that one would have left a more vivid impression. I do know that a kid is chased on fairgrounds in THE FUNHOUSE (1981) but like my other guesses that doesn’t fit your “not horror” description at all! I’m going to need some help on this one!

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8 years ago

What about “Something Wicked This Way Comes”?

My first post on Kindertrauma, but I have been following you for years!


8 years ago

My first thought was also “Something Wicked This Way Comes.” I seem to recall a scene like that in it.