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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

 -  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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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A must see B movie
2 July 2003 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

Killer Klowns from Outerspace is one of those rare "good B movies." This was the first DVD that I ever owned and I am happy with my purchase because I think the film is enjoyable for several reasons, mainly, the whole plot is original.

Check it out today or else the Klowns will come and get you and turn you into cotton candy. Muhaaa!

10/10 as far as B movies go.


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