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Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
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…
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…
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.
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 for the camera without tactful irony and the characters…
I wanted to watch those two because they're two of the very few horror films that have ever 'scared' me, although I prefer to say "unnerved". The second part of the plan went fine but on a bus journey home and chatting with my eldest daughter about scary films, she became very excited about the fact that there was a film called Killer Klowns From Outer Space in existence so I ended up watching that with her.
Not quite the same sort of experience you get with John Carpenter's incredible and oppressive…
This movie is so much fun to watch. The spaceship and the clowns are so lovingly detailed designed. And the soundtrack is probably one of the greatest I've heard so far.
Music and set pieces are amazing, really funny movie too
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
I expected this at best to be a "so bad it's good", but I honestly thought it was a well put together campy Horror film. The Arrow Blu-Ray looks really good and as silly as it gets, I was invested in what was happening the whole time. Of course the acting was pretty bad, but I thought the effects were great and I had a whole lot of fun.
I will rewatch this again no doubt.
Clowns are terrifying. I have never understood how they became icons of joy and laughter because they are evil looking things and that circus music is demonic. Killer Klowns from Outer Space taps into that fear and it is so much fun.
If I had to describe this movie in one word, I would say 'demented'. It has tremendous set and costume design, especially considering the minuscule budget they had. The circus tent spaceship interior is a deliriously brightly coloured fun house full of all kinds of wacky things. The clowns themselves definitely serve as nightmare fuel with their exaggerated facial features and makeup. The guitar heavy version of the circus music underpinning all of this adds to the cartoonishness…
Here's a fact I did not understand when I loved this movie in college: a movie that's trying to be stupid is STILL a stupid movie.
It's somehow even stupider than I always imagined it to be. God, I hate clowns.
The movie we deserve.
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