The Chiodo Brothers’ killer cult horror-comedy classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space will be hitting Netflix next month.
For those of you that might not know, Killer Klowns begins when teenagers Mike (Grant Cramer) and Debbie (Suzanne Snyder) see a comet crash outside their sleepy small town, they investigate and discover a pack of murderous aliens who look very much like circus clowns. They try to warn the local authorities, but everyone assumes their story is a prank. Meanwhile, the clowns set about harvesting and eating as many people as they can. It’s not until they kidnap Debbie that Mike decides it’s up to him to stop the clowns’ bloody rampage.
Rated PG-13 for adult situations/language, violence, the film sports a 77% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Killer Klowns from Outer Space’s title promises darkly goofy fun — and more often than not, the movie delivers.
It stars Grant Cramer as Mike Tobacco, Suzanne Snyder as Debbie Stone, John Allen Nelson as Captain Dave Hanson, John Vernon as Sergeant Curtis Mooney, Michael S. Siegel as Rich Terenzi, Peter Licassi as Paul Terenzi, Royal Dano as Farmer Gene Green, Charles Chiodo as Jojo the Klownzilla, Christopher Titus as Bob McCree, and Tracey Ullman as Claire. Stephen Chiodo directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote along with Charles Chiodo. Charles and Stephen also produced the flick along with Edward Chiodo. TransWorld unleashed it on May 27, 1988.