21 October 2014

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
88 min.
Directed by Stephen Chiodo.
With Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Vernon, Royal Dano, John Allen Nelson.
Deserves credit in our minds as being one of the very few late '80s horror spoofs to actually deliver the goods.

Aliens in the form of hideous circus clowns descend upon late '80s Earth (which is scarier: alien clowns or late '80s earth? you decide) and then proceed to decimate a small town's population for their sustenance.

Why do we like this one better than many of the other late '80s comic-horror trash efforts?

Well, we're not suggesting this one is Citizen Kane, but it does come with a generally inspired premise and, most importantly, a pop-educated knowledge of 1950s B-flicks and creature-on-the-loose features.

Thanks to a creative script from the Chiodo brothers, Killer Klowns fully utilizes every angle of its kooky, under-the-big-top storyline. So kudos to them.

One of the best known cult entries from this period, and always a fun midnite catch.

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