The Killer Klowns From Outer Space Tribute
This year, The B Movie Celebration is pleased to point the spotlight with out tribute to Killer Klowns From Outer Space and we are honored to be having all three Chiodo Brothers in attendance. Killer Klowns is a 1988 American comedy horror movie, made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer and that multi-talent John Vernon. It is the only Chiodo Brothers directed and written film – they have worked in many other projects in other roles, such as producing and visual effects. The film is about a race of aliens (who look like clowns) that arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people to use as sustenance.
When small town Crescent Cove is invaded by aliens who arrive by a spaceship that looks like a circus tent (smells like candy inside) and are capturing and killing the townspeople, the cops, especially Curtis Moooney (John Vernon) won’t takes it seriously – the aliens look like (grotesque) circus clowns. But they don’t act like clowns.
This wacky movie marries together the creature feature with the alien movie, and pumps it full of a rather dark hunor, using that model oof both fun/terror the clown. It’s a wacky cavalcade of iconic B Movie scenes that move this film forward.. The killer klowns meets biker gang; killer klown goes nutzy in store; killer klown lures little girl outside burger stand…. And each incident ends badly for the humans, who end up as giant cotton candy.
It’s a heck of a lot of fun.