Friday, September 19, 2008

Killer Klowns

Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

Rating: Yes
Extremely Trashy


Honestly, even though you know, you just know, the movie is going to be incredibly stupid, how can a person resist a title like that?

As the title would imply, the film is what happens when Killer Clowns (I can't spell it with a 'k', I just can't) descend from space and go totally Body Snatchers all over a little town, cocooning its inhabitants in cotton candy and... eating them, I guess?

It's up to a young couple (Grant Cramer & Suzanne Snyder) who I think are supposed to be high school students but whjo actually look like they're in their late twenties, to save the day or whatever.

Granted the movie was stupid, and bad. The acting is bad (particularly from the younger cop guy there, who seemed to think he was captain sexy. On the other hand, the cranky other cop guy (John Vernon?) was the best thing in the movie). The characters suck. The premise is stupid. However, as opposed to many unbelievably tedious films (an overwhelming number of them being sf-esque pictures), it revels in its stupidity and crapiness.

And it's about killer fucking clowns from outer space! One of them eats a crowd of people with a fucking shadow puppet. The wrap their victims in cotton candy and use popcorn as a weapon. Oh. My. God.

And of course, there is the obligatory scene of assloads of clowns getting out of a really tiny car. I waited almost the whole movie for them to do that, and it was extremely satisfying.

Strangely, though I have many fears, I do not fear clowns. In fact, my good friend is a mime (I know, I know. He's not a clown! He's a mime! But, you know, close enough).

But anyway. Some elements of the movie were really obnoxious and unfunny and broad, however, generally speaking, the film was retarded enough to make it worth watching. And the title song was totally awesome. I want to cover it live... then I'd be really cool.

END

Directed by: Stephen Chiodo. Written by: Charles, Edward and Stephen Chiodo. Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Michael Siegel, Peter Licassi, John Vernon, Royal Dano.

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