History Film / KillerKlownsFromOuterSpace

20th Jul '16 4:28:33 PM Mdumas43073
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''Killer Klowns from Outer Space'' is a 1988 BMovie. A spaceship shaped like a giant circus tent lands on the outskirts of a small town. The occupants are aliens that look like {{Monster Clown}}s. They begin abducting the townsfolk, sealing them in cotton candy cocoons, and then [[OurVampiresAreDifferent draining them of their blood]]. Only one man, his two delinquent friends, his girlfriend, and her cop ex-boyfriend can stop them.

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''Killer Klowns from Outer Space'' is a 1988 BMovie. horror/comedy BMovie.

A spaceship shaped like a giant circus tent lands on the outskirts of a small town. The occupants are aliens that look like {{Monster Clown}}s. They begin abducting the townsfolk, sealing them in cotton candy cocoons, and then [[OurVampiresAreDifferent draining them of their blood]]. Only one man, his two delinquent friends, his girlfriend, and her cop ex-boyfriend can stop them.
10th Jul '16 12:31:21 PM Khrunwahl02
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* ClownCar: Near the end the evil Klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches 5 Klowns emerge from the vehicle, who then shower him in acid pies. Interestingly, 4 of those klowns are physically much bigger than humans.

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* ClownCar: Near the end the evil Klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches 5 Klowns emerge from the vehicle, who then shower him in acid pies. Interestingly, Since 4 of those klowns are physically much bigger proportional to or larger than humans. the size of humans, putting all 5 inside that tiny car defies the laws of physics.
10th Jul '16 7:10:50 AM Khrunwahl02
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* LivingToys: The Klowns create balloon-animal dogs that actually bark and follow scent-trails.

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* LivingToys: The Klowns create balloon-animal dogs that actually bark and follow scent-trails.scent-trails much like police dogs.
10th Jul '16 6:51:00 AM Khrunwahl02
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* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding: All of the five main characters survive, three even get a DisneyDeath when they're shown to have survived the explosion of the klown spaceship after all. At the same time, their entire hometown has been wiped out by the klown invasion, which is ignored with a pre-credits pie gag.

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* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding: All of the five main characters survive, three Dave and the Terenzi brothers even get a DisneyDeath when they're shown to have survived the explosion of the klown spaceship after all. At the same time, their entire hometown has been wiped out by the klown invasion, which is ignored with a pre-credits pie gag.



* PrecisionFStrike: "It's gonna take a lot more than a lame prank like this to get Curtis Mooney to throw in his badge, so fuck you!"

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* PrecisionFStrike: "It's gonna take a lot more than a lame prank like this to get Curtis Mooney to throw in his badge, so fuck you!"you, over!"



* ShoutOut: To ''{{Film/Dumbo}}'' when the Klowns appear beneath the female leads' window holding a small trampoline and wearing fire helmets.
* ShowerScene: We don't get to see anything, but the love interest apparently spends a good half-hour in there...

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* ShoutOut: To ''{{Film/Dumbo}}'' when the Klowns appear beneath the female leads' Debbie's window holding a small trampoline and wearing fire helmets.
* ShowerScene: We don't get to see anything, but the love interest Debbie apparently spends a good half-hour in there...
10th Jul '16 6:45:47 AM Khrunwahl02
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* ClownCar: Near the end the evil Klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches about 10 Klowns emerge from the vehicle, who then shower him in acid pies.

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* ClownCar: Near the end the evil Klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches about 10 5 Klowns emerge from the vehicle, who then shower him in acid pies.pies. Interestingly, 4 of those klowns are physically much bigger than humans.
18th Feb '16 2:15:36 PM biomanzilla
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* InferredHolocaust: It's never spelled out just how many people were killed by the Klowns, but there were a ''lot'' of cotton candy cocoons in the tent ship. The number's probably in the hundreds.
18th Feb '16 2:05:51 PM biomanzilla
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* BiggerOnTheInside: The Klowns' spaceship combines this with {{Bizzarchitecture}}.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: The Klowns' spaceship combines this with {{Bizzarchitecture}}.{{Bizarrchitecture}}.


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-->''Klown'': ''Don't worry, Dave, [[OhCrap we just want to kill you!]]''
18th Feb '16 1:50:08 PM biomanzilla
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* AdultFear: A klown beckons a child to come to him... whilst secretly holding a mallet behind his back, clearly planning on murdering her. If her mom hadn't managed to stop her just in the nick of time -- and entirely for the wrong reason at that -- the little girl would have died gruesomely. It's honestly one of the scarier moments of the film.
* AffectionateParody

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* AdultFear: A klown One Klown beckons a child to come to him... whilst secretly holding a mallet behind his back, clearly planning on murdering her. If her mom hadn't managed to stop her just in the nick of time -- and entirely for the wrong reason at that -- the little girl would have died gruesomely. It's honestly one of the scarier moments of the film.
* AffectionateParodyAffectionateParody: of 1950s B-Movies.



** The clowns attack a bunch of asshole bikers who try to ridicule the small one by breaking his 'bike'.

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** The clowns Klowns attack a bunch of asshole bikers who try to ridicule the small one by breaking his 'bike'.



* BMovie: Understatement

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* BiggerOnTheInside: The Klowns' spaceship combines this with {{Bizzarchitecture}}.
* BMovie: UnderstatementBoth a straight example and an AffectionateParody of the genre.



* BreastExpansion: Two "female" clowns.
* BullyingADragon: A group of bikers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAWOxxKFsiI mock the smallest klown in the bunch]]. It does not end well for the main instigator.
* CassandraTruth: Inverted. Sgt. Mooney believes the hundreds of calls coming in of Monster Klowns are part of an elaborate hoax.

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* BreastExpansion: Two The two "female" clowns.
clowns from the above mentioned scene.
* BullyingADragon: A group of bikers [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAWOxxKFsiI mock the smallest klown Klown in the bunch]]. It does not end well for the main instigator.
* CassandraTruth: Inverted. Sgt. Mooney believes the hundreds of calls coming in of Monster Klowns are all part of an elaborate hoax.hoax.
** Dave believes that Mike is lying to him about the Klowns at first, though he wises up pretty quickly.



* ClownCar: Near the end the evil klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches about 10 klowns emerge from the vehicle, and the klowns then shower him with acid pies.

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* ClownCar: Near the end the evil klowns Klowns relocate to a closed amusement park, arriving in a little clown car. The security guard bemusingly watches about 10 klowns Klowns emerge from the vehicle, and the klowns who then shower him with in acid pies.



** Anyone zapped by the klowns' cotton-candy guns, as shown in the few times that they're torn open, is ''dissolved alive'' inside of them.

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** Anyone zapped by the klowns' Klowns' cotton-candy guns, as shown in the few times that they're torn open, is ''dissolved alive'' inside of them.them.
** A biker gets his head punched clean off after harassing one of the Klowns.



* DeadGuyPuppet: One of the Klowns uses a sheriff as a ventriloquist's dummy to talk to one of the teenaged heroes, apparently shoving its hand into his back.

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* DeadGuyPuppet: One of the Klowns uses a sheriff [[spoiler:Mooney]] as a ventriloquist's dummy in order to talk to one of the teenaged heroes, Dave, apparently shoving its hand into his back.



* LaughablyEvil: This is naturally the space Klowns' shtick. They kill people by using normally comedic circus-like magic tricks, but with lethal results--showering people with acid pies, cocooning them in cotton candy, consuming them with shadow puppets, making ventriloquist dummies out their corpses, etc. EvilLaugh optional, but advised.

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* LaughablyEvil: This is naturally the space Klowns' shtick. They kill people by using normally comedic circus-like magic tricks, but with lethal results--showering people with in acid pies, cocooning them in cotton candy, consuming them with shadow puppets, making ventriloquist dummies out their corpses, etc. EvilLaugh optional, but advised.



* LoadBearingBoss: The giant monster klown.

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* LoadBearingBoss: The giant monster klown.klown, who blows up the entire klown ship upon dying.



** Mooney tries a little PoliceBrutality on a klown "prisoner", thinking it's a prankster in a costume. [[spoiler:It ends badly, and he gets turned into a puppet.]]
** A gang of bikers decide to pick on the small Killer Klown by wrecking his bike, despite it not even looking human. He decapitates the offending biker.

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** Mooney tries a little PoliceBrutality on a klown Klown "prisoner", thinking it's a prankster in a costume. [[spoiler:It ends badly, and he gets turned into a puppet.]]
** A gang of bikers decide to pick on the small Killer smallest Klown by wrecking his bike, despite it not even looking human.bike. He decapitates the offending biker.



* PoliceAreUseless: Mooney is absolutely convinced that the Klowns are a hoax perpetrated by the Terenzi brothers and, apparently, that the same hoax is supported by the entire population of the town. He thinks they're ''all'' in on it. Subverted by Officer Hanson however, who as Debbie's ex-boyfriend at least hears Mike and Debbie out and eventually joins them when the killer klown invasion becomes clear. The rest of the police did come at the end, only to see the spaceship explode and the survivors escape.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Mooney is absolutely convinced that the Klowns are a hoax perpetrated by the Terenzi brothers and, apparently, that the same hoax is supported by the entire population of the town. He thinks they're ''all'' in on it. Subverted by Officer Hanson however, with Dave, who as Debbie's ex-boyfriend at least hears first doesn't believe Mike and Debbie out and when they try to explain the situation to him, but eventually joins them when wholeheartedly once the killer klown invasion threat becomes clear. clear. The rest of the state police did come do show up at the end, only but they are too late to actually help anyone, arriving just in time to see the spaceship explode and the survivors escape.



* RealityIsOutToLunch: The interior of the Klowns' ship/tent.
18th Jan '16 6:18:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* OnlyTheLeadsGetAHappyEnding: All of the five main characters survive, three even get a DisneyDeath when they're shown to have survived the explosion of the klown spaceship after all. At the same time, their entire hometown has been wiped out by the klown invasion, which is ignored with a pre-credits pie gag.
10th Jan '16 7:31:12 PM legomaniac90
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** WordOfGod says that cocoon is the farmer's dog from the beginning of the movie, though.
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