You have to love when the title of a movie flat out says what the movie is about without having to seeing a plot synopsis. For example, who could forget Snakes On A Plane. Regardless what your opinion is of that movie the title alone indicates your interest without needing to investigate what that movie could possibly be about. Another example is The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, granted there is no mention of Leatherface but you can imagine the flat, deserted setting and gore galore. So when you see the title for this week’s random movie, there is no question about what this movie is about, Killer Klowns From Outer Space.
If the title is not enough of a hint about the plot here is a brief synopsis: Horny teens’ romantic plans are ruined by a space ship shaped like a circus tent that homes devious aliens that look like clowns. The aliens begin taking control of the town, capturing the town folk in cotton candy punching bags in very clown-esque ways. It is up to a couple and one good cop to stop these clowns since they are the only ones that know where the ship resides. Check out the trailer here:
I will just state up front this movie is not meant to be taken seriously which is why it is just as much of a comedy as it is horror. The movie has a very campy feel to it that I really liked. The effects are really low budget even for the time and the acting is horrendous but that is what makes it campy and fun. If you think normal clowns are creepy like a lot of people do, then you will find these ones pretty creepy or absolutely hilarious. They are not just clowns, they are killer clowns and this is what makes this movie a classic horror gem. The kills are not necessarily scary but really clever by fitting the alien killer clown theme.
Now there have been a lot of horror movie remakes as of late. Even though the budget on this one was pretty low, this movie should not be remade. Any of you who have read any of my previous posts know I have a strong stance against remakes of good movies. Killer Klowns From Outer Space is so fun and cheesy that it is hard to watch it and not appreciate it.
A final note, I like to make comparisons to other movies. Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a cross between the original The Blob and Mars Attacks! I give this horror/sci-fi/comedy an 8/10.