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
Guter Trash mit der richtigen Priese Humor. Leider passiert am Ende nichts Kreatives mehr wie im Rest.
best worst movie I've ever seen
In this cult classic low budget parody of '50s sci-fi invasion flicks, otherworldly clowns set up shop outside a small town and begin snatching up the local populace, storing them in giant balloons and cotton candy cocoon pods for later consumption. Naturally the only ones who can save the day are the local teenagers. Silly as hell (on purpose), cheesy as hell, but still weirdly enjoyable in spite of its many flaws. My almost 9-year-old watched it with me and decreed that it's the "best movie ever."
Vi esta película de pura casualidad una tarde cuando estaba aburrida, vi que tenia muy pocas estrellas, pero de todas formas la vi por que me causaba curiosidad. A ver: OBVIAMENTE las actuaciones son malas, los efectos son malos y la historia es absurda. Aunque tengo que darles un punto: Los payasos me parecieron sacados de mi pesadilla mas bizarra.. y me orinaría encima si los viera por ahí. Sin duda, me entretuvo bastante y mientras la veía no me dieron ganas de quitarla y la quise acabar jajaja. Para mi, es ideal para verla con tus amigos y reírse de lo mala que es.. o de lo buena que es. Véanla si quieren, y me dicen que tal les fue...
What the fuck did I just watch?
My Favorite wacky clut film when I was younger. I enjoyed seeing there weird wepons and imaginative Klown abilities to consume and capture humans. I knew they were fake at the time but I was and still amazed how much life and the facial expressions they put with in the puppets. I feel If you can make puppets mouth open and make you feel it can devour anything and breathe you are doing something right.
- The clowns still look creepy as f*ck
- That restraunt scene with the little girl really creeped me out
- Some really creative sequences
- Loved the shadow puppet scene
- Cool soundtrack
- The two brothers were annoying
- When the farmer goes to get a weapon, you can clearly see a crew member in the background
- Yeh we've seen alien invasions before... but never alien clown invasions
- Mooney was my favourite character
- Mooney: "I made it through Korea I can make it through this bullshit!"
- Biker: "Whatta ya gonna do? Knock my block off?"
- Mooney: "They took your wife away in a balloon? Well you don't need the police, pal, you need a psychiatrist!"
68/100 - Mr Pink
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