KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE (1988)
Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon, Royal Dano
Director: Stephen Chiodo
Earth is under attack yet again when intergalactic bozos invade a small town and cocoon the inhabitants in fairy floss for food. This glorious hit-and-miss comedy plays like one of Frankie and Annette’s beach party movies (nothing wrong with that) and features scary latex clowns arriving on Earth in a flying circus tent and using all sorts of clown shtick to subdue their victims. I’m not sure if my favourite is the shadow puppet dinosaur that eats its audience or the killer balloon animal dog. There are heaps of bad jokes and the acting is very camp with the great John Vernon turning in a performance of suitable gravitas as the town sheriff. The title song by “The Dickies” is awesome.