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Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the 25th anniversarry.


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May the 27th 1988 and the world is introduced to the theatrical release of Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  My Buddy Nelson and I  was there and this has been a favorite ever since. The film is the brain child of three brothers. Charles, Edward and Stephen Chiodo, or for short the Chiodo Brothers.  These three individuals are brilliant artists in all realms of the imagination. They sculpt, They draw, They write, Direct and they dream with endless creativity. The brothers got their start in 1980 providing animation for the film “I Go Pogo” This film led to many more shorts as well as providing an incredible piece of work for Tim Burton’s first shorts called “Vincent”. Their resume is long and full of contributions to every form of television show. feature film, and also to a host of Commercials.  Their latest project is due out this year and is entitled, “Once upon a Christmas Dream”.  Killer Klowns was written, directed, produced, production designed and puppeteered by the trio with a brilliant soundtrack by John Massari and the theme song written and performed by the Dickies. This is a tale of space invaders that have come to earth to feast upon the human inhabitants. Everything that you find creepy and scary about clowns, the brothers have taken and twisted into a dark comedy filled with zany characters and incredible disturbing moments featuring the Klowns themselves. Everyone wants to go the circus is the lure and once inside their big top circus tent shaped space ship, the only act performed is to turn the town folk into giant balls of Cotton Candy. The film is a masterpiece of it’s genre and has reached the renowned cult classic status. This is a very fun ride filled with a lot of laughs, screams and imagination. For a great time at the movies and a flashback to the mid 1980’s Killer Klowns is a must see. be sure to check out the Chiodo Brothes website by following the link below.  Happy 25th  guys and thanks for this gem of a motion Picture.

http://www.chiodobros.com/

The Chiodo's and some of their Klown friends

The Chiodo’s and some of their Klown friends

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Officer Mooney is turned into a human puppet.

Officer Mooney is turned into a human puppet.

a devilishly disturbing moment as one of the Klowns tries to lure a little girl away from her mother.

a devilishly disturbing moment as one of the Klowns tries to lure a little girl away from her mother.

checking on some of the town folks recently turned into cotton candy

checking on some of the town folks recently turned into cotton candy

 a parade to capture more victims from town. This scene is filmed in pre earthquake Santa Cruz CA

a parade to capture more victims from town. This scene was filmed in pre earthquake Santa Cruz CA

the big top takes off

the big top takes off

the 25th anniversary poster

the 25th anniversary poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to “Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the 25th anniversarry.”


  1. May 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    This is such a fun movie. I must remember to buy this when I get the chance. The commentary on the DVD was awesome and informative. I particularly like the bit about the popcorn gun.

  2. May 27, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I remember this one as an outright hoot! Definitely need to try and see it again.

  3. May 28, 2013 at 2:06 am

    John,

    Thanks for taking me to meet the Chiodo Brothers backin ’93! This is still one of my all time favorite flicks…: ))

    Richard “Dickie” Payne

  4. July 3, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Just heard the 25th anni will be celebrated at Son of Monsterpalooza this October with the Chiodos, Grant Cramer, and Susan Snyder!
    For those who can’t make it here’s hoping the Chiodo Bros can get the green light to deliver another Klown Klassic in our lifetime!


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