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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

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What a fantastically campy 80s movie!! Usually filed under Horror (other times it is listed as Sci-Fi, Comedy or a B-Movie) Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a treat for lovers of things bizarre.

The Plot:
Aliens land just outside of a small town and they are intent on capturing the entire population. A group of college students figure out the plan and work to stop them.

The Twist:
These aliens look like clowns. But these are no ordinary circus clowns, these Klowns sport disgusting teeth, grotesque make-up, guns that fire popcorn bullets, and other weapons that help capture the town’s people in cotton candy cocoons. There is no joyful happiness with these horrible visitors as they slowly begin to take everyone and leave only their chilling laughter.

Now there are some folks who find the average clown (like the ones at the Barnum & Bailey circus) creepy enough already, but throw in the ability to make a balloon animal act like a real bloodhound, a thirst for drinking human blood through a wacky straw, and shadow puppets that eat people, and you have yourself a real nightmare!

There are many moments in this movie that will make a B-movie fan hysterical with laughter, however as a horror movie, it does have some evil elements. One great example is the cotton candy cocoons. Once captured inside, a person apparently begins to dissolve as they are hung up for storage. Along comes a thirsty Klown with a super long silly straw and you can’t help but get kind of creeped out. Now there are not a lot of special effects in this low budget romp, but what there were enough to create some good gore, anticipation, and suspense. The title song is also a real hoot! Sung by The Dickies, it is a very catchy tune. Find the CD here---> KKFOS on Amazon (with a sound clip)

Because the premise is so outrageous, one shouldn’t expect to take it too seriously. The humor is cheesy at best but where the hell else are you going to see a Klown pop out of a pizza box and shoot a woman, turning her into a cotton candy cocoon?

My favorite quote from this movie, “What are you gonna do with those pies boys?”

  • Today's Cure song is "Friday I'm in Love" from the Wish CD-(1990) A very popular pop hit. Very happy and cheerful and definitely one of the songs which break away from the melancholic norm of the bands genre. Nothing wrong with that at all!

"I don't care if monday's black. Tuesday, Wednesday heart attack. Thursday never looking back, it's friday i'm in love "



Blogger Jewels said...

I've never seen that movie, but I'm a sucker for B movies. LOL. I also love The Cure. If it's okay with you, I'd love to add a link to your blog on my blog. You can come visit my blog if you would like. I'll take the link down if you'll leave me a message in my Tag Board. Otherwise, I'll leave it on there. Latah!

Thursday, August 26, 2004 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Gallagher said...

Not seen this one CJ! Am now keen to have a look at it.

Friday, August 27, 2004 2:05:00 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

Thanks for your sweet comment today! Its always nice to read things like that.

Speaking of reading, I think I accidentally deleted the email you sent the other day, plz re-send. :o)

Friday, August 27, 2004 9:22:00 AM  
Blogger LaVarious said...

KKFOS is hilarious. I remember watching it on showtime when if first came out, but that was quite a while ago. Another film filled with cheese that I liked around that same era was 976-EVIL and 976-EVIL 2. Those moives crack my insanely fatass up. The ultimate movie to watch and laugh at is called "Cannible Campout" and the lead scary slasher is some freak in an aviator fighter-jet helmet/mask with oxygen tube that dangles there for no reason.

Friday, August 27, 2004 9:41:00 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

Do you remember when the USA channel used to do their USA Up All Night movie marathons? That is exactly the time of movie you would see on there. So much fun to watch!

Friday, August 27, 2004 7:00:00 PM  
Blogger zam said...

Oh man! I LOVE KKFOS! That movie is a classic.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 10:48:00 AM  
Blogger Audra said...

"What are you going to do, knock my block off?"

My favorite line from "Killer Klowns". What a kick as movie!!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2004 11:11:00 AM  
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