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Killer Klowns from Outer Space

killer posterIn Space, No One Can Eat Ice Cream!
Alien Bozos With An Appetite For Close Encounters.
Horrific Harlequins With An Appetite For Close Encounters!
Big Top...Big Shoes...Big Teeth!!
(from trailer) Killer Klowns From Outer Space...It's Crazy!

When aliens who look like clowns arrive in their circus tent-shaped spaceship, they terrorize inhabitants of a small American town. While local residents try to convince police Sergeant Mooney that this is more than a prank, the Klown Army advances on Crescent Cove blasting victims with a ray gun that turns them into cotton candy cocoons. Using whimsical characters like shadow puppets and balloon animals, townspeople don't know they're endanger until it's too late. Who will survive this alien invasion?

Written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers, this 1988 film has become a B-movie cult classic. The movie spoofs and references classics such as Forbidden Planet, The Blob, Psycho, Halloween, The Wizard of Oz, Godzilla, and Alien.

Be sure to check out IMDB's list of film trivia and goofs for Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

Movie Quotes

You won't want to miss the awful dialog in this classic B-movie. Look for the following favorites:

Best One Liners

Security Guard: What're ya gonna do with those pies, boys?

Curtis Mooney: They took your wife away in a balloon? Well you don't need the police, pal, you need a psychiatrist!

Curtis Mooney: I made it through Korea I can make it through this bullshit!

Farmer Gene Green: Look Pooh, I love the circus. Maybe we can get some free passes.

Farmer Gene Green: Well I'll be greased and fried!

Farmer Gene Green: Where's my dog?! Where's my Pooh Bear?!

Mike Tobacco: Isn't this place great or what? It looks like it was decorated by Klowns R Us.

Favorite Interactions

Debbie Stone: We were up at "the top of the world" and we saw this shooting star and we decided to go look for it. But instead of finding the shooting star we saw this... this circus tent. And that's when we went inside, and that is when we saw those people in those... those pink, cotton candy cocoons. Dave, it was not a circus tent. It was something else.
Dave Hanson: What? What?
Mike Tobacco: It was a space ship. And there was these things, these killer clowns, and they shot popcorn at us! We barely got away!
Curtis Mooney: Killer clowns, from outer space. Holy smoke (tv version)!

Debbie Stone: Do you think it's over?
Mike Tobacco: Yeah, sure.

For more quotes, see Wikiquote and IMDB.

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