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
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.
A movie that moves at a BLISTERING pace, defies logic, never explains ANYTHING, and doesn't apologize for a single thing.
It reminds me of that person we all know that will break something of someone else's and not give a shit. Everyone else looks at them like THATS FUCKING RUDE. But deep down we all wish we gave so little fucks about everything and everything like they do.
That's this movie.
A balloon dog on a leash is used to track down their prey. Wonderful.
Self-aware and stupid enough to actually be really quite fun at times - the people involved clearly had fun with the premise, but the film still meanders at times and doesn't fully capitalize on how ridiculous it could have been.
Still, if you read the title of Killer Klowns from Outer Space, you probably already know if it's something you'll enjoy or not.
You know when you see a band and all the elements are there but the sound guy's away wae the goaly? That, but the missing element here is the Klowns aren't tearing their victims asunder.
When you have a film that's so daft (and a title so promising) you've got full license to spill buckets. The best violence is cartoonish violence, it would've complimented the SNES visuals and mischievous vibes tenfold.
me at the club: hey do you have the killer klowns from outer space theme song?
This is a very fun film, not expecting to like it at all being as I don't like clowns... The soundtrack is amazing !! This is very good film. I don't think many people seen it as there probably put off by the cover; sometimes reading the blurb or looking at the cover might easily make your mind up about buying a film but sometimes if its a film your unsure of it might turn into something good like this film. I really enjoyed this one !!!!!!!!
TRASH-FEST '16 - #1
I watched this last week and it kind of kicked off a desire in me to start wading through mountains of garbage, trash, pap and pulp, so that's pretty much all i've been watching this past week. I'm going to attempt to watch as many trashy movies as possible and log 'em as part of my Trash-Fest of '16.
Initially, I didn't think much of KKFOS, but in the week after seeing it I could not stop thinking about it. It got so bad that when on holiday in Scotland, I got way too excited at finding it in a shop on blu-ray for a fiver, and bought it immediately. It got so bad that on…
The special effects hold up real well, those klowns will haunt me for the rest of my life!
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…