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.
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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…
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…
The Choido Brothers' Killer Klowns from Outre Space has one of the biggest cult followings when it comes to horror films. This hysterical flick is in no way scary, but it does not take itself seriously, which adds to it's undeniable charm.
The film takes place in a small town in California. One ordinary night while the kids are having fun at the top of a mountain, they witness a comet like figure crashing near them. Eager to find out what that was, two kids, Mike and Debby, go and explore. What they find is a random tent that seems to be empty, until they go inside and find a dead body wrapped in a cotton candy cocoon. They then…
Roll up, roll up, for Killer Klowns From Outer Space - a colourful cult carnival of crazy creativity and one of the most deliriously fun films of the VHS era. With its roots firmly embedded in 1950s sci-fi B movies where alien invaders infiltrated remote smalltown Americana on a twice-weekly basis, it's a sort of deranged Invasion Of The Saucermen aimed at coulrophobics and irrational childhood nightmares.
One of several films of the period which openly riffed on the retro vibe of drive-in movie madness (Critters and Tremors drew on similarly schlocky inspiration), Killer Klowns cultivates an authentic nostalgic aura whilst being a quintessential 80s movie, and yet a wonderfully weird one of a kind.
Its big selling point is…
Okay, here is the pitch. You know The Blob? Well, we make the exact same film, but instead of finding a meteor, they find a circus tent, and a bunch of clowns that have come from outer space. Then, we do a bunch of short sequences of clown gags resulting in people getting killed. What do you think?
This is how I imagine this film was pitched to whomever you pitch films to, and I have no idea how it seemed like a good idea at the time, but it was made, and I love it. Really, this is both a lampooning and celebration of horror films up until 1988. I also see it as a swan song of an…
The great thing about the title of this film is that it immediately discourages those looking for quality material and appeals to people looking for wacky cult horror gold. Somehow the combination of bad acting, absurd situations, and music taken straight from the demo setting on a keyboard, makes for an effortlessly enjoyable experience.
Killer Klowns actually has some quite interesting ideas as well - cotton candy body snatcher pods, a circus tent spaceship, popcorn guns. Some great sets and imaginative kills also make it consistently engaging (death by custard pie trumps them all). This is not to say it's not scary at all. It's probably quite terrifying for those with a phobia of clowns (officially known as coulrophobia apparently)…
Dieser Film ist Trash pur! Allerdings unterhaltsamer Trash! Hey, es kommen Clown aus dem Weltall, die die Menschen mit einer Kanone beschießen, die diese dann in Zuckerwatte einschließt. Und die Clowns haben Popcornkanonen. Was will man mehr? Zu keinem Zeitpunkt gruselig, ist der Film einfach 88 Minuten Spaß!
Incredibly corny and stupid, but i think its great. I found it funny the car crash scene they setup actually messed up real bad. SO the car just kind of slowly crashes instead. Since they didn't have a budget they couldn't re-shoot the scene.
More amusing than you are going to expect. Still expect bad though.
This happens to be my 300th film logged on this site. KILLER KLOWNS might just be dumb enough to work. Good thing the actors seemed to know what they were in for.
Seemed appropriate after watching the Leprechaun movies...but it's a much cleverer movie. I've only seen this one once before and it really is growing on me each time I watch it. Silly, silly fun.
Now this is a weird movie. A fun, quirky and unique movie, but most of all a very weird movie. I guess I should talk about the plot but honestly, it's right there in the title. A bunch of creatures comes to the earth, they look strangely like clowns (granted, deformed, mutilated, scary-as-fuck-kind-of-) clowns, but without a doubt clowns. They are obviously not here to try and get a job at the nearest circus, instead they move around in a small town, creating havoc in the most bizarre and funny ways imaginable.
I really don't have a better explanation for this movie other than ”fun” because that's really what it is. Unless you have a big phobia for clowns, this…
Silly midnight movie about a bunch of kreepy klowns that use ray guns to ensnare their victims in kotton kandy to later drink their blood with twisty fun straws. awesome
At its core, it's a pretty standard alien invasion in a small town movie. But the underlying conceit of the clowns is so nonsensically hilarious that it's really hard not to like this. It looks good, and the clown puppets are still both awesome and creepy. And they get almost all of the clown tropes you'd expect in there, usually with a sinister twist. The final showdown takes just a little too long, but that's a nitpick. It's a fun B-movie, through and through. Which is what I was looking for.
So much fun cheesy 80's humor and horror. The movie is a 2 but the fun factor bumps it up to a 3.5
I do not understand the allure of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. A PG-rated horror-comedy that isn't very horrific or funny.
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