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Aliens, who look like clowns, arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people in order to use them as sustenance.
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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.
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…
I put this on for the housemates who hadn't seen it before and one of them had grown up listening to ICP. She heard more than one sample used in ICP songs and for the rest of the movie I couldn't stop imagining two hardcore clown enthusiasts getting high and watching this movie. O, how they must've lost their collective shit.
This movie is a little miracle.
Well, this gets points for absurd craziness. Unfortunately, it's not really funny. It definitely isn't scary (except maybe to those kids I knew who got coulrophobia from watching it). It'd be better if more of the kills were interesting; they use their ray guns too much. Despite what those clowns' freaky teeth may suggest, there's no gore here. The bit with the popcorn in the bathroom is great, and the final boss is pretty cool, too.
The pizza delivery scene looks like the start of a crazy porno. So, I googled "pizza delivery clown gang bang"... and I got nothing. That's a first.
Omg my brain has melted proper Stilton
Popcorn, cotton candy, theme song from The Dickies, lots and lots of Killer Klowns... This film has everything!
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is kinda dull. Neither scary enough to be a horror nor funny enough to be a parody, it limps along trying to get mileage out of as many gimmicks as possible. The pacing sucks, the characters suck and the imagery is thrown at the screen too klumsily to be anything other than krap.
ZOLO! Baloon dogs! Loved the circus spaceship.
My favourite thing about Killer Klowns From Outer Space (other than that they're killer klowns from outer space) is that the K in "Klowns" not only makes little grammatical sense to dictionaries, copies of Microsoft Word and scholars of language around the world but also has no narrative relevance (the subtitles even spell "Klowns" with a C). It is nothing beyond a disregard for correct spelling in favour of alliteration, and commitment to alliteration should always be applauded; Killer Klowns is simply superb schlock.
"Nobody stores cotton candy like this."/"It's not cotton candy, that's for sure." Note to self: remember to check the legitimacy of cotton candy (or should that be kotton kandy?) for telltale signs of alien invasion.
in the words of my dadther, jesse eisenberg, in zombieland (2009), "fuck this clown."
in the end when dave survives and mike and debbie run to him ❤ I Love
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