Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
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.
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…
El título de "concepto y diseño más dementes en el cine fantástico de los ochenta" lo merece sin duda esta gozada, una comedia de ciencia ficción y terror que combina escenarios de parque de atracciones loco, marionetas gigantes, efectos especiales con mucho látex, colores chillones y rock new wave y bubblegum punk. Solo los Chiodo, junto al Tim Burton de la época, dotaron a los últimos años ochenta de una estética propia. No ha habido nada igual… ni lo volverá a haber.
So campy it hurts. This film is definitely - DEFINITELY - not for everyone. It has your usual dose of 80's special effects cheesiness and horror cliché posing as comedy. Beyond this, however, it has an insertion of trashy circus-type sets and concepts that, surprisingly, transcend gimmicky decoration and often result in some rather fun, clever scenes. Just when you think you've seen it all, it pushes the silliness even further. You've also got your bad acting, cheesy one-liners, unrealistic scenarios, and a cop that makes Chief Wiggum look effectual. What's there not to love?
Killer klowns from outer space is basically a one joke movie that is way better than it oughta be, thanks to a shitload of fun sfx, a cast that is in on the joke (John Vernons puppetscene is a favorite) and an all round fun mood.
Sorry but it's killer clowns from outer space. Do you need anything else in life?
I'd always heard this movie cited as one of the worst of all time - apparently a lot of people who see it suffer from some mysterious affliction that causes them to take a movie called 'Killer Klowns from Outer Space' too seriously and miss that it's an often-hilarious comedy? Of course, that's not too unfathomable, as pretty much all of the human actors in the movie are terrible, off-putting in that broad comic way that they should teach actors to avoid in acting school. One huge exception: John fucking Vernon, who's almost as good in this as he is in Savage Streets.
Still though, it seems a shame to write off a movie as imaginative and original as this just because you can't handle a goofy horror movie premise played largely for laughs - maybe it's too creepy to really be funny? That's always the problem with clowns though.
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.
The basic gist is that these are aliens that happen to look like clowns, have guns that fire popcorn, capture people in balloons, and turn their victims into candyfloss. Oh, and their spaceship looks like a funfair tent.
On first watch I was rather annoyed by the non-clown characters, but this time I found them a great deal more appealing. For some reason I also enjoyed the effects work more this time around. The acting isn't great and this is still a very silly film, but as silly low-budget films go it's pretty awesome.
The director is STILL planning on releasing "Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D" and (apart from the 3D part) I think it could be pretty cool seeing what they can do with the advances in special effects.
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Palomitas ñam!!! 😝 yo le doy un aprovado jajaja me he echado unas risas
Another movie that never gets old and is so much fun to watch.
Cheese fest at its finest! Cotton candy, popcorn, balloon animals and shadow puppets just got a whole lot more fun. There is one scary moment that scared me as a child and freaks me out today its when the fat clown laughs all creep like holy crap I almost just holy crapped everywhere!
Introduced the girlfriend to one of my favorites. She hates clowns so I had to force her. "Where's my pooh bear!!!"
It gets a full star because it was slightly comical because of how bad it was.
This cult favorite is a classic example of the right way to make campy horror flick. Its filled with laughable characters and funny but very creepy clowns. And speaking of those clowns...Wow! Their costumes and facial expressions are amazing. They look totally convincing and they are all uniquely different from each other. About the laughs in this movie they come from two places the stupidity of the humans and the clown gags. However the clown gags make you laugh rather unnervingly because the clowns themselves are so eerie. They kill a variety of ways and I'm not going to spoil it because the kills themselves are so creative. The special effects here are all practical and they are impressive. Check out John Vernon as Officer Mooney and Royal Dano as Farmer Gene Green for further hilarity. --whit Wed Aug 4 20:11:45 2010
My favorite movie to watch when I'm sick. It's campy and cheesy but has a certain charm that only self-aware 80s horror has.
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