Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

This low-budget cult classic horror spoof has one of the great movie titles of all time. Mike (Grant Cramer) and his sweetheart, Debbie (Suzanne Snyder), are smooching on lover's lane when they see what appears to be a meteorite… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 1, 1988
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Killer Klowns from Outer Space's title promises darkly goofy fun -- and more often than not, the movie delivers.

Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

Chiodo takes an alien invasion plot familiar from the 50s, and makes it all his own by rigorously and liberally painting it with every clown reference imaginable.

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Kevin A. Ranson

'Can't Sleep, Clowns Will Eat Me.' Not just pretty words, thanks to the Chiodo brothers.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

This krazy, kooky movie strings together the creature feature with the alien movie, and pumps it full of dark humour

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Boy, you know, I really like the Chiodo Brothers' Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I can't help it.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

It's a one-gag movie, but while some of the iterations of that gag are about as hilarious as a squirt in the face from a plastic flower, a few are genuinely rib-tickling.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Warped fun with memorably weird ideas, effects and costumes

Brian Orndorf

The title alone encourages immediate dismissal, but for those on the hunt for something miles away from the norm that showcases truly inspired moviemaking minds, Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a superb cult distraction.

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Steve Crum

The title says it all...and is the only reason to see this misfire.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

The name says it all, and the movie delivers.

Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
With more hits than misses, this amusing alien monster movie looks great and does deliver a lot of funny moments and all the goofy fun that is promised in the… More
Emily Armstrong
Hey look, it's Christopher Titus! If you rent a movie called Killer Klowns from Outer Space, you deserve exactly what's coming to you. If you… More
Spencer S.
This is how you make a movie that is supposed to be bad, enjoyable. Spoofs and satires of the past ten years need to take a good long look into the mirror and… More
Lee ?
The title sums this one up perfect. Yeah it's silly, cheesy and childish and it really depends on your taste and humour whether you enjoy this or not. I… More
Lanning : )
Much more entertaining than I expected. I'd heard so many strange comments about this one, I finally had to check it out. Glad I did. These clowns are… More
Aj V
So horrendously bad, it's fantastically hilarious and I love it! It's literally what the title says, so that will give you a good idea of how crazy… More