killer-klowns-from-outer-space-movie-poster-1988-1020469216This is what Attack of the Killer Tomatoes would be like. Aliens that look like monster clowns crash their circus tent space ship, shoot sentient popcorn guns, and wrap their victims up in cotton candy-like webs. It is just like old 50s and 60s horror B movies where the teenagers see the danger first and warn the police but they think the “punk kids” are just playing a prank because it sounds too bizarre to be true.

If anything could have made me afraid of clowns as a kid, this would have been the movie. These aliens look like clowns out of a child’s nightmares. Pennywise would at least mess with you first and you had to be lured into his grasp anyway. Of course, every monster has that one way to kill them that remains a secret until the end. It is normally something ridiculous. I will not spoil how, but this one makes sense.

One of the cops at the precinct is pretty psychotic; straight out of a Stephen King novel. I wish he had been killed first. The way the clowns kill people is quite creative, albiet gimmicky. If you are in the mood for a good horror B-movie with a few laughs and some 80s flair (and hair), I would recommend this one. It is a classic although you might think it is dated and downright stupid if you do not like its campy nature. This is a movie you would watch with a significant other if you plan on doing more than watch it (wink wink nudge nudge say no more).

This is a one-time watch, and cheesy, but fun. It is available on Hulu with a subscription. 6/10

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