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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael S. Siegel ...
Rich Terenzi (as Michael Siegel)
Peter Licassi ...
Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
Karla Sue Krull ...
Punk #1 (as Brian Degan Scott)
Danny Kovacs ...
Punk #2
Adele Proom ...
Howard Malpas ...
Karen Raff ...
Mom #1


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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Release Date:

27 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clovnii ucigasi  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Horrorcore rap group, the Insane Clown Posse sampled dialogue from this film for "The Staleness" on their 2002 Joker's Card (album) "The Wraith: Shangri-La." See more »


During the motorcycle gang scene, the clown's zipper is clearly visible behind his hair as he turns around. See more »


[first lines]
Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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References The Funhouse (1981) See more »


Sandals in the Sand
Written by John Shakespeare
Courtesy of Associated Production Music
Published by K.P.M. Music Ltd. (ASCAP)
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Wildly imaginative and quite funny
8 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people see Killer Klowns as a great "bad movie," but in spite of its low budget and iffy casting I rate this as a genuine "good movie." Here we have a film that reimagines every aspect of clowning and circuses -- puppet shows, cotton candy, balloon animals -- in terms of homicidal aliens. The level of ingenuity is remarkable, and parts of it are quite funny. This film deserves far more fame that it's gotten and I think it's sad that the Chiodo brothers never made anything else.

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