Crappy Must See Movie of the Week: Killer Clowns from Outer Space

I cannot believe I haven’t yet added this movie to the docket for you guys.   But I’m glad I remembered it.  Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of the most classic dumb “horror” movies of all time.   It’s got all you want in a classic stupid movie that tries to scare you.

First of all let’s get through what this movie is about.  Put simply, aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.  How do they do this?  By shooting people with ray guns that creates a cotton candy shield that traps and kills them.   What do they then do with the bodies?  It’s funny you ask.  They take silly straws and slurp the blood out of them.

Of course their space ship looks like a circus tent and it’s located where?  At an amusement park.   Funny because these might be the scariest looking clowns in the entire universe and yet no one in the movie seems to be freaked out by their appearance.

Oh and let’s not forget the dean from Animal House plays a mean cop.   There are lame sidekick characters, a reasonably attractive female star (who was the Nazi girl in Seinfeld), and the music is awesome.

I don’t want to ruin the movie for you but the “leader” clown is awesome.  I gotta say though, just the appearance of the clowns alone freaked me out.

Check out the trailer

How could you possibly avoid seeing this movie?  It’s way too good.

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  1. I saw this movie when I was little and it scared the crap out of me. It actually gave me nightmares for weeks and I avoided the circus for years. Then I saw it somewhat recently and it really is hilarious how unscary and stupid it is.

  2. Quintessential 80’s right here folks! Everything from the horrible cheesy acting to the garage band guitar solo soundtrack. Nail on the head guys.

  3. I loved how the popcorn were alien eggs that hatched into baby (jack in the boxes) aliens.

    I mean…for utter cheese, its pretty thought out cheese.

  4. I grew up on this flick and didn’t realize how truly awful it was until I went back and watched it as an adult. Perfect example of a Crappy Must See Movie. Stupid, but really fun. And the theme song by the Dickies rules.

  5. Yes! Loved this movie! So terribly campy, it’s unbelievable. One of my favorite things is the drug store owner who keeps stammering while the clowns trash his store.

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