ABCs of Horror: K is for Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)


Today’s lesson is about a really bizarre entry into the annals of horror history.  There are some strange horror films, but this one stands out as possibly the most entertaining clown horror movie of all-time.

Killer Clowns from Outer Space is about a small town, Crescent Cove, California that gets invaded by…Killer Clowns from Outer Space.  They stalk the town and take prisoners in cotton candy cocoons.  A small force of people in the town band together to stop the clowns.

Killer Clowns from Outer Space is fun.  It is silly and strange, honestly not scary one bit.  Each clown has a different look and each equally creepy.  The story itself is totally generic, nothing to write home about.  The thing is, you turn your brain off for 90 minutes or so and have fun.


The Chiodo Brothers created this world that has developed a cult following.  The average scores are surprisingly high for a movie like this.  It is strange.  Fun movie, I literally have very little to say about it.  I am surprised there is no sequel, with its popularity, I would imagine…

Well, here is what I found on Wikipedia…

The Chiodo Brothers plan on creating a sequel to the film. The star of the original film, Grant Cramer, revealed that his character would make a return, as a town drunk who nobody believes. His character would serve as a mentor to young street performers who must fight the Killer Klowns when they return. He described his character as “somewhere between the energy of Kris Kristofferson‘s character in Blade and Christopher Lloyd‘s character in Back to the Future“.

It is going to be called, Return of the Killer Clowns from Outer Space 3D.  With a title like Killer Clowns from Outer Space, you would have to think the cheese factor would be high.  If you’re looking for a fun, silly horror movie this Halloween, check it out.  It even has its own theme song. has a rating of 6.1

I rate it at 5.8

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I have been watching horror films since I was 6 years old. The story, one Saturday night, my mom and I were watching movies and she fell asleep on the couch. We had the channel set on HBO and the movie we were watching ended and the next one, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. This was some time in 1986. I watched then entire film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat. When my mom woke, she asked me what just ended and I told her, “Freddy”. That was all I talked about for weeks and finally she broke down and rented more horror films for me. She rented, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2, Re-Animator, Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives and Halloween II. I watched all and fell in love with horror films forever. 5 Horror Films to Watch Inferno (1980) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) The Beyond (1981) Friday the 13th VI: Jason Lives (1986) Horror of Dracula (1958)