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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  27 May 1988 (USA)
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Clowns asesinos  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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After the Terenzi Brothers fall through the trap door and the others turn around to see them gone, Grant Cramer stumbles and almost trips over them. This is because the actors playing the Terenzi brothers only fell on the floor, not through it. See more »

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[first lines]
Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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Sandals in the Sand
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Published by K.P.M. Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
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Cheesy and delicious
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. I never realized how funny the word "cocoons" could be until I watched this movie. :o) It's quite cheesy, but really, would that be a surprise to anyone? The movie is full of great one-liners and the Klowns are TOTALLY creepy! You sure do feel justified if you don't like clowns after watching this movie! "See?! I TOLD you clowns were evil!!" :o) Some of the effects are kind of...well, 80-ish, but hey, what do you expect? But like other B movie classics, this movie withstands the test of time. Between this, Clash of the Titans, and maybe even a little Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, you're set for a night of full blown cheese-o-rama! When it was released on DVD I snatched it right up! The DVD has some really great extras as well, so give it a shot! It's a great, goofy movie to watch...but maybe you want to hold off on the popcorn...


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