Sunday, September 23, 2012

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

When it comes to B-Movies from the 1980's, two names stand out above the rest: THE TOXIC AVENGER and 1988's KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE! The Chiodo brothers have created some of the most hilarious yet nevertheless terrifying creations in the Killer Klowns: Bloated, misshapen monstrosities with snarled grins that wrap their victims in cotton candy cocoons before sucking them dry! Their Acme antics include a ghoulish puppet show, a bloodhound balloon dog chase through the woods, and a ventriloquist's act that makes the town sheriff look like a real dummy, just to name a few. Despite the inherent cheesiness of the plot, KILLER KLOWNS is extremely clever, and frequently parodies the Science Fiction films of the 1950's in high camp. On top of the creepy costumes, the film also features inventive set designs that turn the town and the alien spacecraft into a frightening funhouse of ghastly horrors. Even with the silly slapstick and asinine characters, this cult-classic is enough to give anyone a bad case of coulrophobia.

Rating: 9/10.

Movies like KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE:
MARS ATTACKS!, IT, THE TOXIC AVENGER, BAD TASTE, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE.



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2 comments:

  1. it's fun... it's klowns and the sequel is coming... finally.

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  2. I have my fingers crossed, the Chiodo brothers all seem very enthused about getting it made, but if they go full on studio with this one there may be too many conflicting opinions when I want the same old charm!

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