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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 20 May 1988 (USA)
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

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Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
Irene Michaels ...
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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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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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20 May 1988 (USA)  »

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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 »

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The yellow balloon which Debbie is trapped in changes size throughout shots. Particularly when the Klowns are entering the fun house at the amusement park, you can see that the balloon is significantly smaller than in the other shots. See more »

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Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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Vastly entertaining horror comedy.
28 May 2005 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"Killer Klowns from Outer Space"(1988)by Stephen Chiodo is a horror movie so ridiculous that it's hard to dislike it.What makes it work so well is that it successfully toys with our expectations.Some people just hate clowns,and this movie exaggerates everything that makes them scary.The plot involves some really creepy aliens who look like clowns.They have come to our planet to turn people into food.The clowns capture their victims in cocoons made of cotton candy,their guns look like colorful toy pistols,their pies are acidic,their popcorns turn into snake-like creatures and their ship is a circus tent.Anyway,this crazy film is extremely entertaining.The make-up is beyond grotesque and the clowns look very creepy.The film received a cult status many years ago and it's easy to see why.So if you are a fan of twisted and bizarre horror films give this one a chance.8 out of 10.


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