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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mike Tobacco
... Debbie Stone
... Dave Hansen
... Curtis Mooney
Michael S. Siegel ... Rich Terenzi (as Michael Siegel)
Peter Licassi ... Paul Terenzi
... Farmer Gene Green
... Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
Irene Michaels ... Stacy
Karla Sue Krull ... Tracy
Aeron Macintyre ... Punk #1 (as Brian Degan Scott)
Danny Kovacs ... Punk #2
Adele Proom ... Mrs. Franco
Howard Malpas ... Mr. Myers
Karen Raff ... Mom #1
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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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27 May 1988 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,657,329, 27 May 1988, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,625,095, 22 July 1988

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,625,095, 28 October 1988
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Trivia

The giant "King Klown" from the ending sequence, affectionately called "Klownzilla" by the Chiodo brothers, was actually played by one of them (Charles Chiodo). See more »

Goofs

After the Terenzi Brothers fall through the trap door and the others turn around to see them gone, Grant Cramer stumbles and almost trips over them. This is because the actors playing the Terenzi brothers only fell on the floor, not through it. See more »

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[first lines]
Curtis Mooney: Look at this son of a bitch.
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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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A Creative B-Movie
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an unusual and inventive sci-fi B-Movie about Killer Klowns who invade a town and start viciously killing people. It's original plot and inventive ideas make this an enjoyable movie which doesn't take itself too seriously. Which genre it belongs in borderlines throughout the film. Soemtimes it is pure indulgent comedy, for example Killer Klowns running around with acidic ice-cream sundaes and popcorn ray guns, and wrapping people up in cotton candy cocoons and slurping their blood through twisty straws. But then it isn't really ideal for children and very sensitive viewers, as the added gore, the effectively scary Klown makeup and costuming, and the horrifying ideas make it hard to find it's target audience and definite genre. Most adults can enjoy this without being too grossed-out and scared. However it does stick in your mind, and the Klowns themselves are unnerving and horrific to look at. The goofiness of the story makes it great popcorn fun though, so just take it lightly and enjoy the combination of gore and comedy. The big colourful bright candylike sets and the fantastic Klown technology and surrealism adds more twist to the already freaky premise. The script and acting is just above average, with some good performance and memorable quotes and fun scenes. Killer Klowns from Outer Space is great popcorn-munchin' fun.


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