Killer Klowns from Outer Space title

Tag Line : In space...No one can eat ice cream.

Killer Klowns from Outer SpaceWhen a young couple go looking for a shooting star that appears to have landed in a field just outside of town, they are surprised to discover a huge, futuristic big-top stuck out in the middle of nowhere...

Shortly afterwards the local police station begins to receive reports of giant clowns running amok, shooting townsfolk with popcorn bazookas, turning them into giant candy floss cocoons and carting them off in undersize clown cars.

(Un)suprisingly officer Mooney (John Vernon) is very dismissive of these bizarre reports. But fellow officer Dave Hanson feels obliged to check them out. Whereupon he discovers that the emergency calls he's been receiving about these "Killer Klowns from Outer pace" are in fact all very true.

Hooking back up Mike and Debbie, the young couple who first discovered the Klowns circus spaceship, and a couple of idiotic ice cream sellers known as the Terenzi brothers, they head on over to the klowns spaceship to try put a stop to the carnage, as the klowns continue to carve a path of mayhem through the town.

As the title suggests, this is not the sort of film to be taken seriously. Killer glove puppet shows, killer popcorn, killer shadow puppets, etc etc. If your a fan of horror comedies, and b-movies you'll absolutely love it.

Overall Marks : 6/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag lines "Makes Aliens look like an Circus", "Alien bozos with an appetite for close encounters", "Horrific Harlequins with an appetite for close encounters!", "Big top ... big shoes ... big teeth!!"

  • The films budget was $2million.

  • The US DVD by MGM includes 2 extra scenes that weren't in the original cut of the film. The first is when Mike and Debbie first discover the Klowns spaceship and Debbie says how she was frightened of Klowns as a child, and a scene near the end where where Dave, Debbie, and Mike walk on a tight rope and end up in a room with lots of doors, only to get ambushed by Klowns.

  • John Vernon is probably best known for his roles as gruff authority figures, such as the police chief in Dirty Harry. But started taking bit parts in comedy films after his appearance in "National Lampoons Animal House".

  • The US laserdisc release included the promotional music video by punk group "The Dickies", however this was conspicuously absent from the US DVD.

  • The film was directed and produced by the Chiodo brothers, who went on to develop their own special effects workshop. Their credits include "Screamers", "BeastMaster 3 : The Eye of Braxus" and some of the "Power Rangers" films.

  • Suzanne Snyder, who played Debbie, also starred in "Wierd Science", "Night of the Creeps" and "Return of the Living Dead 2".

  • John Allen Nelson, who plays Officer Dave Hanson, went on to become a series regular in cult 90's show "Baywatch".

  • Royal Dano, who plays Farmer Green, also starred in "House 2 : The Second Story" and "Ghoulies 2". He was previously best known for his roles as various cowboys in numerous 50's Western shows, such as "Gunsmoke", "Rawhide" and "The Rifleman".

  • In the original ending of the film Officer Hanson was killed on the Klown spaceship, however this was changed as they decided they needed an "upbeat" ending.

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