The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college ... See full summary »
The demon clown Killjoy is resurrected once again, but this time he is not given the name of his victim and is trapped in his realm. Using a magic mirror he lures four unsuspecting college students into his realm where he can have his macabre fun! A mysterious man returns and we finally discover who Killjoy's true target is! Written by
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To say that Killjoy 3 is better than the first two movies is a bit like saying a tooth being pulled out by the dentist is a bit better than having an ingrown toenail removed. It's all still pretty bad but one is actually less painful than you think it will be.
Killjoy 3 is actually the best of the Killjoy movies and has a few things going for it. Writer-director John Lechago takes the character, gives him a few companions and then manages to get the humour and low-budget horror balanced in a way that the first two movies completely failed to do.
Killjoy (Trent Haaga returning to the role) is back and ready to kill someone. Unfortunately, he isn't told who he is supposed to kill so he ends up stuck in his own realm with a few cohorts until someone looks into their magic mirror and gets transported through. The potential victim could be Zilla (Spiral Jackson), Rojer (Michael Rupnow), Sandy (Jessica Whitaker), Erica (Olivia Dawn York) or even a professor. Or it could be all of them.
There is still plenty of stuff on screen that's bad. The acting certainly isn't great, the visual effects are often a bit rough and ready and the whole premise feels like it's dragged out for too long even though the movie only clocks in at about 76 minutes.
But the humour often works, the practical make-up is pretty good on Killjoy and friends and an attempt to put some more depth into the background of the character may not be entirely successful but is certainly welcomed.
Then we have the small amount of screen time for the lovely Olivia Dawn York to brighten things up before it becomes obvious just who the main starlet is - Batty Boop (played by Victoria De Mare, apparently covered from head to toe in little more than a load of body paint), a colourful succubus who is as playful as she is deadly. The other clown characters, Punchy The Clown (Al Burke) and Freakshow (Tai Chan Ngo), are also good fun to watch on screen but it's Boop who steals the show.
If you've not had to suffer through the first two Killjoy movies then don't do it, this film can be easily watched without prior knowledge of the character. I still can't bring myself to put any instalment in this series up to the level of average but this movie comes close and can be watched without causing the death of too many braincells.
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