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Killer Klowns from Outer Space
In space, no one can eat ice cream.
Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
Hoop-Tober film #1
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Horror films in the 80's birthed a prodigiously talented roster of creative film professionals into the world. Frank Darabont, Dean Cundey, Kathryn Bigelow, Renny Harlan, Shane Black, to name a few, all started in or got their break in horror films. Many of them transitioned into more respectable fare in the 90's and beyond and helmed numerous blockbusters and Oscar winning films. For most, but not all, their talent was evident even in the lowest budgeted 80's horror's.
In the earliest years…
1. an abnormal fear of clowns.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of those movies that has the mythic reputation of being so bad that they are good. Perhaps, I have no sense of discernment whatsoever, but after having finally gotten around to watching this film, I have realised that it is not so much that the film is poorly constructed, but rather that it is in only too successful in achieving the creation of a ludicrous and absurd carnivalesque nightmare, befitting a troupe of murderous buffoons from galaxies unknown.
Policeman Curtis Mooney is angry. Beset by young out-of-towner students, making out, drinking and clowning about, his small town peace is being disturbed by this new…
Killer clowns, from outer space. Holy shit!
No, Curtis Mooney, its not clowns its klowns.
Don't ask me why. Maybe Ed Boon and company had something to do with it? Well, I didn't see Sub-Zero or Scorpion running around so my only guess is that the misspelling of the word is merely an ode to how dastardly dumb but ridiculously brilliant this movie is.
I mentioned in one of my other reviews about my family's weekly trip to Blockbuster (RIP) when we were kids. Each family member got to rent their own movie; I was a twisted child and always rented shitty Friday the 13th sequels. One time my Dad rented this weird little movie for the whole family. We…
Part of Lise and Jonnies Horror-o-thon 2014 - except Lise didn't watch this one.
Perhaps only next to Space Jam (which I haven't seen) is a film ( Killer Klowns From Outer Space ) that so completely and honestly represents the human condition. And Ice Cream. And Cotton Candy. And poodle hair protagonists. And Killer Klowns.
Movie #12 in my Magic & Murder March monthly marathon.
Endless reasons to praise this film. If I went into detail, I'd be here for hours and I have to try to get 1 more horror film in before the sun comes up. It's incredibly sly about intent; it seems like it's just another lowkey goofball monster comedy but it's a full-blown, observational commentary on 80's commercial culture overload (there's so much materialistic junk here, the victims might as well all be wearing clown pants themselves- the ones with the baggy pockets), pop militarism (without taking the hammer-to-the-head approach of TerrorVision), and several classic movie character archetypes. Basically, this is a refreshingly Ash-less, Herbert West-free 80's cult product. No one mugs…
The great thing about the title of this film is that it immediately discourages those looking for quality material and appeals to people looking for wacky cult horror gold. Somehow the combination of bad acting, absurd situations, and music taken straight from the demo setting on a keyboard, makes for an effortlessly enjoyable experience.
Killer Klowns actually has some quite interesting ideas as well - cotton candy body snatcher pods, a circus tent spaceship, popcorn guns. Some great sets and imaginative kills also make it consistently engaging (death by custard pie trumps them all). This is not to say it's not scary at all. It's probably quite terrifying for those with a phobia of clowns (officially known as coulrophobia apparently)…
I can't deny the fact that the title of this movie was the reason why I wanted to see this. And that it is from the 80's (which was a good decade for horror movies). And that it only cost 3 euros, so I had to buy it.
But this was a bit disappointment for me, it had so much potential. But after all this wasn't that bad, most of the effects were delightfully imaginative and there were some funny scenes. My favourite scene was when one of the klowns made a bloodhound out of a balloon, it was so funny that I laughed out loud.
I think the main reason why this isn't as good as it could be,…
Super fucking lit.
SAW IT AT TERROR TUESDAY
One of my favorite movies to watch at terror tuesday.
Mad but a lot of fun. Much better than I thought it would be.
My favourite alcoholic drink is beer-branded beer.
This is what true art looks like
The epitome of B-movie awesomeness. Such a great example of a brilliant bad movie.
It's a heck of a lot of fun, and exactly what you want it to be. I had a lot of fun with this movie. It made me laugh several times. It's just great B-movie fun with these Krazy Killer Klowns.
The Clown designs are awesome. They're so creepy looking, and also funny at the same time. They did a great job with set design and costumes. The story and plot beats are so campy and brilliant. It's just a fun ride of 80s cheese.
People's encounters with the aliens are so awesome. The little girl part was cute then terrifying, the biker gang part was…
This was a five star movie when I used to watch it as a seven year old. Part of me really, really, really wants to rank it the same now because it is so much fun. But, let's be honest; it sucks. However, it sucks in the best way imaginably possible.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…