Saturday, 12 April 2014

Post-Apocalyptic A to Z: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

While I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm not a huge fan of the alien invasion theme, I have to make a big exception for the 1988 film Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

With a title like that, you know you're not sitting down to a movie of even a Hollywood level of seriousness. This is pure parody from start to finish, and effective parody too. All the elements of the genre are here--the alien invaders, the teens who know more than the adults, no one taking the teens seriously (this time for the forgivable reason that the aliens are clowns) and the plucky kids going off to defeat the aliens on their own. . .in an ice cream truck.

So if you are a fan of b-movies, check this out. Where else can you see dead bodies wrapped in cocoons of cotton candy?

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw it years ago. Definite B-list movie.

Rita A. said...

My hubby has a large collection of B movies but I don't think this is among them. What is it about clowns?

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am a HUGE B movie fan. How can you not be really? And killer klowns...a superb choice. You're blog is awesome by the way.
Happy A to Z.

Sioux said...

Sean--I have never seen this movie, and am not sure I ever will. But if I ever AM in the mood for a bad movie but a good parody, I'll have to check it out.

Leslie S. Rose said...

Regular clowns at the circus freak me out. This movie may kill me.

Stevie said...

That movie is cool. Today I laugh at it cause it is so corny today.

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