In the creepy original "Poltergeist," ghosts communicate with a California family through their television. Eventually, the youngest daughter, Carol Anne, gets transported into the spirit realm. As the title suggests, the 1982 movie directed by Tobe Hooper is more about spirits, but there's a creepy cameo from a clown doll, which the ghosts use as a distraction to abduct the girl. If you're looking for more clown terror, the 2015 remake of the film features a box of murderous clown dolls. The same abduction unfolds, and the daughter likewise gets transported into the spirit world. The clowns, however, play a more prominent role.