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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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Rich Terenzi (as Michael Siegel)
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Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
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Punk #1 (as Brian Degan Scott)
Danny Kovacs ...
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Adele Proom ...
Howard Malpas ...
Karen Raff ...
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Storyline

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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Horrific Harlequins with an appetite for close encounters! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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27 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Clovnii ucigasi  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The $2 million budget went primarily on production costs. The clowns and visual effects were created almost entirely by the filmmakers at very little cost. See more »

Goofs

When Joe first looks out of the car window to see the Klown-without-a-car, the clown has no headlights on his feet, but does in all other shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Xtro (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Killer Klowns (From Outer Space)
Performed by The Dickies
Written by Leonard Graves Phillips (as Leonard Phillips)
Produced by Leonard Graves Phillips (as Leonard Phillips) and Ron Hitchcock
Courtesy of Enigma Entertainment Corporation
Published by El Porto Music (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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