Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Month of Horror Day 25: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Basement contributor Matt Bellamy has taken it upon himself to watch and review at least one horror movie a day for the month of October . . . because he's awesome that way! There is no komment suitable for tonight's entry, save for "no komment."

Here it is, the very first "clown horror movie" during the month of horror, let's all celebrate with some popcorn and cotton candy! Do you prefer your cotton candy as a cocoon for human bodies while all of their guts and body parts are liquified within? Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only one, it's delicious! This 80's cult classic, courtesy of The Chiodo Brothers, absolutely belongs in the "so bad it's good" pile, which also happens to be one of my favourite categories to choose from. The premise is paper thin and that is more than fine as evil clowns from outer space land in the woods surrounding a small town, kidnapping local citizens and turning their bodies into cotton candy and sno-cone sludge. The clowns themselves appear in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, definitely deranged and a very far cry from Stephen King's It--take that however you will because I know many who are absolutely terrified of Pennywise. Once a few very attentive characters realize that people are going missing and alien clowns are running around, they put two and two together and brilliantly realize that perhaps there is a connection. Everything about this flick is low budget, from the sets, to the effects and of course, the Z-grade acting but that's what's so watchable about it--it's a complete trainwreck you can't help but be entertained by! Word has also been circulating over the last couple of years that the Chiodo's would like to film a sequel, that's right, not a remake but an actual honest sequel! I hope it happens because this kind of of dementedness really does not come along often enough, fingers crossed! 

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