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“I’m supposed to read you your rights. But you’re in *Mooney’s* jail, and in Mooney’s jail, you ain’t *got* no rights!” I wonder what the Mooney ventriloquist dummy thinks about that? Join your faithful Grue Crew – Crystal Cleveland, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they go on an outing to the big top for some cotton candy and Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988).
Decades of Horror 1980s
Episode 150 – Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.IMDb
- Director: Stephen Chiodo
- Writers: Charles Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo
- Production Design: Charles Chiodo
- Cinematography: Alfred Taylor
- Music: John Massari
- Special effects supervisor: Gene Warren Jr. (Fantasy II Film Effects)
- Grant Cramer as Mike Tobacco
- Suzanne Snyder as Debbie Stone
- John Allen Nelson as Deputy Dave Hanson
- John Vernon as Deputy 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 McReed
You’re faithful Grue-Crew are a little scattered in this episode. You see, due to a technical glitch, everyone sounded like Killer Klowns on the first go-around so they had to record this episode a second time. They got a little slap-happy in the process and, well, they now know whether or not Crystal likes ice cream.
At any rate, they do get to Killer Klowns from Outer Space and reach a quick, unanimous consensus: they love it! They discuss the Chiodo Brothers, John Vernon’s turn as Officer Mooney, and the splendid and colorful look and feel of the film. Jeff was the Killer Klowns virgin of the crew, but he got so excited after their first attempt at recording the episode, he purchased the Blu ray and took a dive into the extras. This was indeed a great pick by Crystal and she recounts exactly why she loves it so much. Bill is impressed with the practical effects and sympathizes with the problems that had to be dealt with while filming something like Killer Klowns from Outer Space that seems to be a creation like no other. From Chad, we learn about yet another childhood fear of his.
If you haven’t seen this cult classic, you owe yourself a favor. At this writing, it is available to stream and on a fine Arrow Video Blu ray.
Gruesome Magazine’s Decades of Horror 1980s is part of the Decades of Horror 3-week rotation with The Classic Era and the 1970s. In episode 151, the 80s Grue-Crew will take a broom to Street Trash (1987). Oh yes, they will.
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