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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Greatest Show on Earth...just not *of* Earth. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Though not a hit when it was in theaters, the film has since become a cult classic and made revenue in action figures, DVDs, and t-shirts. See more »

Goofs

When the Ice Cream truck comes upon the Klown collection machine, the driver slams on the brakes and the passengers ice cream flies out of his hand, but there is no glass in the windshield so it flies out of the truck. 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 »


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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Vastly entertaining horror comedy.
28 May 2005 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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