88 min., 1988
Written by Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo
Directed by Stephen Chiodo
My rating: ★★★★★
Isn’t klown spelled with a C?
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People are making out in the town of Crescent Cove when a comet flies overhead. Two of them, Mike Tobacco (Grant Cramer), and Debbie Stone (Suzanne Snyder) go and investigate only to find a circus tent. Upon entering the tent, they see a bunch of weird stuff like people in cotton candy cocoons and a handful of killer clowns. They run to the cops who, for the most part, think they’re nuts. But when the shit starts to hit the fan by the clowns entering the town, everything goes overboard.
Everything about this movie is how you look at watching it. Everything is on the border of complete crap and pure genius.
The acting is just good enough to not be completely laughable, but when the jokes do come into play, they fit so perfectly with the acting style that it works so well. When you have two teens telling a cop about clowns that are trying to kill people and shooting popcorn guns, it wouldn’t be as believable if they were the best actors around, but coming from actors who are just OK, it’s great.
The effects are also a great/terrible mix. If you look at it from a serious point of view, this is going to look rotten, but if you go with the flow and just have some fun with the movie, the effects are awesome.
The real standouts in the movie are truly the clowns. Everything about them just screams crazy and absurd. The way they look, move, act, and even the weapons they use are just about taking it to another level of crazy. If you are looking for a great time, and just looking to watch a truly fun movie, look no further, you have found one of the best.Have You Read...?