Movies that are slightly off.
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…
"Killer clowns from outer space? Ho-lee shiiiit..." - John Vernon giving the best titular line reading in movie history.
"I saw a pair of headlights coming down a dark, rural road one night. When the car got close enough I looked over and saw that the driver was a clown. I thought it was creepy, and when I told my brother about it, he said, 'What if you saw the headlights and the clown, but there was no car?!'
'Well, then the clown would have to be from outer space, I suppose. But why would a clown visit earth from outer space?'
- Paraphrasing 2 of the 3 Chiodo Brothers explaining the origin of Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Cotton Candy, Terenzi y Crazy House
Can't... stop... watching...
ESSE É O FILME MAIS BIZARRO E ANOS 80 QUE JÁ VI ATÉ HOJE. (MIKE TOBACCO MELHOR NOME DE PERSONAGEM)
Such an easy movie to watch. Completely confident in its identity, delivering exactly what you'd want it to based on the title. A thing like this could really only ever work, and exist, in the 80's; just in case you needed any more reason to worship the era. Basically if this shit doesn't bring a smile to your face I won't cry for you CUZ UR ALREADY DEAD. One of the K L O W N S using John Vernon as a human dummy is a thing I will never take for granted.
My horror show buddies inspired me to watch this you-can't-be-sad-when-you're-watching-bloodsucking-alien-goofballs piece of cinema history. Crappy day doesn't stand a chance against this mindless fun.
PT Barnum said it so long ago
There's one born every minute, don't you know
Some make us laugh, some make us cry
These clowns only gonna make you die
If ever a film did what it said on the label then this is it,no false advertising here folks,klowns that kill from space,with popcorn and candy floss no less.Its really fun and amusing on a juvenile level.But the real star of the film is the brilliant klown make-up each klown has his own unique look and the prosthetics effects are well crafted and make it a cut above your usual low budget 80s flick.Plus what a killer theme song from The Dickies.
Geniale, è il termine che più si addice a questo burlesco impasto di vecchi sci-fi ceap e di timori infantili nei confronti dei pagliacci. I fratelli Chiodo utilizzano la commedia nera, che ben si sposa con l'estetica pagliaccesca. Non sarà perfetto, (la recitazione e la sceneggiatura sono quello che sono, ma in linea con l'assunto) ma è veramente uno spasso.
I clown sono magnifici.
BOZOS FROM THE MOTHERFUCKING COSMOS.