Not every movie is a gem. I know it may seem that tend to review only good stuff, but that’s mainly because it’s what I like. I know it’s good, so I watch or read it and then review it.
That is not the case though when it comes to the 1988 horror movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
There is not really any substance behind this movie. My main goal when I watch a movie is to dig for the deeper meaning behind it. Maybe even a crappy movie or book can enlighten me with some deeper truth if I just dig deep enough.
Not Killer Klowns.
I had heard of this movie back in high school and college because it was so ridiculous. I then got a good taste of what the Klowns looked like when I went to Halloween Horror Nights a couple of years ago with my wife Cheyna because they had a scare zone that was themed Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
I also believe this is why Netflix got the movie – to keep up with pop culture and get the movie before other streaming services could.
I recently revisited this horror classic, and I absolutely enjoyed every stupid minute that made up the 1 hour and 30-minute run time.
It was absolute garbage though.
Directed by Stephen Chiodo and starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, and John Allen Nelson, Killer Klowns from Outer Space had literally no moral to the story.
If I absolutely had to dredge something from this crap-fest it would be that not all cops are good and not all cops are bad. They can play on both sides. It depends more on the person than their actual career.
I say that because one cop is a total turd show and the other one is more understanding since it’s his ex-girlfriend that had the first occurrence.
Anyway, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is about…well…killer clowns that come from outer space…
These clowns land on earth because of unknown reasons. They never get a motive. If you’re not a super huge movie nerd, then you never even learn the clowns’ names. I only learned them because of some SUPER HUGE Killer Klowns fans that Cheyna and I met at Universal Studios.
The plot of the whole movie is to stop the Killer Klowns from killing everyone in the town. Their spaceship looks like a circus tent and they kill people by wrapping them up in cotton candy.
For the end results, I’m going to suggest you watch this movie. I don’t think it will make you a better person. I argue that it may even may less good of a person because you just wasted an hour and a half watching a terrible movie for pretty much no payoff when you could be doing something productive!
That was unnecessarily harsh. I actually enjoyed the movie myself, so I don’t have any room to talk.
I guess it’s more about why you’re watching the movie and who you’re watching the movie with. It doesn’t have deep substance, but it does entertain. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. It’s okay to watch terrible movies and just turn your brain off sometimes.