Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

"Killer Klowns from Outer Space" (1988, Stephen Chiodo, Mach Studios, Trans World Entertainment, Chiodo Brothers Productions) does exactly what it says on the tin! It's a movie about alien space creatures who resemble clowns, coming to earth to kill people. This purposefully-so-bad-it's-good spoof is a real winner for the title alone!

Completely nuts, self-aware and cheesy this film is everything you want it to be! If you don't want to watch 'Klowns' killing people with popcorn, circus-themed alien weaponry and drinking dead people with crazy straws, then I would only recommend you watch a film other than this one.

Featuring all of the above, plus the plucky young couple, Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder), our intrepid hero police officer Dave (John Allen Nelson) and moaning, old, useless officer Mooney (John Vernon), Killer Klowns delivers the goods in this funny, pastiche, low-budget comedy horror.

While you could argue that it's a one trick pony, or in this case a one joke plot, I didn't find that this mattered as the film was entertaining and well made. The props were pretty good actually for a low budget comedy, and the feel of the film was professional and well executed.

If you're in the mood for some crazed circus laughs this film could be the right one for you!

Not one for the Coulrophobics out there, though! 

[Image: Chiodo Brothers Productions]