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.
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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
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This is one of my all time favourites, and a go-to comfort movie for me. Killer Klowns is an unapologetic throwback to the campy, awesome monster sci-fi flicks of the 50's. It's completely aware of what it is, and I just always find it so incredibly fun and outrageous, beginning to end.
The effects are fantastic, especially for a lower budget movie. Hats off to those Chiodo brothers!
Killer Klowns is an old guilty pleasure of mine. I love the B-movie cheese and self-referencing parody that makes this movie such a fun watch. The clown suits are genuinely creepy, yet they fit in with the humorous atmosphere of the film. Fast-paced, satirical, and entertaining. This movie is always a fun watch when you're just hanging out & don't want to pay attention too much.
Goofy as shit
Literally - perfect pacing. This is a surprisingly funny, horrorifying and tight knit movie. I thought I'd be gagging from the camp-y but I actually really enjoyed the old school special effects and excellent characterization/satirisation of classic American small town America.
A cheesy 80's movie that it's hard not to like, but can only be watched if you don't take it seriously. 5 stars for Killer Klowns From Outer Space, but the movie itself gets 2 stars. I've watched this 8 times tbh
July 2016 Challenge - Connection to previous movie - Suzanne Snyder
Been too long since I've watched this. One of my favorites.
♫ PT Barnum said it so long ago. There's one born every minute, dooon't you know? ♫
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