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Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | | 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.

Director:

Stephen Chiodo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Cramer ... Mike Tobacco
Suzanne Snyder ... Debbie Stone
John Allen Nelson ... Dave Hansen
John Vernon ... Curtis Mooney
Michael S. Siegel ... Rich Terenzi (as Michael Siegel)
Peter Licassi ... Paul Terenzi
Royal Dano ... Farmer Gene Green
Christopher Titus ... Bob McReed (as Chris Titus)
Irene Michaels Irene Michaels ... Stacy
Karla Sue Krull Karla Sue Krull ... Tracy
Aeron Macintyre Aeron Macintyre ... Punk #1 (as Brian Degan Scott)
Danny Kovacs Danny Kovacs ... Punk #2
Adele Proom Adele Proom ... Mrs. Franco
Howard Malpas Howard Malpas ... Mr. Myers
Karen Raff Karen Raff ... Mom #1
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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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In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An early version of the restaurant scene was shot showing the Chiodo brothers sitting at a table in the background as extras. See more »

Goofs

When the Klown is chasing the man in the car, he is supposedly floating in the air. In some shots, you can clearly see the black motorcycle carrying him in the air. See more »

Quotes

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

Film was released in 1988, but the ending credits claim copyright 1987 See more »

Alternate Versions

The version shown on TV doesn't include the biker's head being "knocked" off by the clown riding the bike and subsequently going into the garbage can. However, the TV version does include an extra scene not in the video that deals with Debbie telling Mike about her fear of clowns while they are in the spaceship for the first time. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Movie Aliens (2013) See more »

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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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Cheesy and delicious
2 October 2006 | by morgan_mourningSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies. I never realized how funny the word "cocoons" could be until I watched this movie. :o) It's quite cheesy, but really, would that be a surprise to anyone? The movie is full of great one-liners and the Klowns are TOTALLY creepy! You sure do feel justified if you don't like clowns after watching this movie! "See?! I TOLD you clowns were evil!!" :o) Some of the effects are kind of...well, 80-ish, but hey, what do you expect? But like other B movie classics, this movie withstands the test of time. Between this, Clash of the Titans, and maybe even a little Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, you're set for a night of full blown cheese-o-rama! When it was released on DVD I snatched it right up! The DVD has some really great extras as well, so give it a shot! It's a great, goofy movie to watch...but maybe you want to hold off on the popcorn...


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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