OMIGOD I sure would like to see someone beat the krill out of Sventoonie - what a loser concept.
Last night's broadcast of KILLER CLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE '88 was my first viewing! It was fairly entertaining, but mostly just a "chase" movie.
The Killer Clowns were not very scary, they were just guys dressed up in costume. Something about the baggy costumes, the structural wire bouncing as they waddled towards their prey took some of the fear & dread out of the equation.
The Clown faces were kind of scary close up with ugly sharp teeth and human-ish eyes. After seeing how they eat, you wonder what they needed those sharp teeth for? I did like the cotton candy "cocoon" element of the story and all the other references to "clown" stereotypes like balloon folding.
But mostly, this movie was just a simple exploitation of the horror genre geared towards teens in the 80's. The charactors clothing & set design were steeped in New Wave neon colors & patterns and I never got a sense of fear or dread. Not even when a charactor is held in the air by the hand of a giant marionette Clown, King Kong style.
I did love the heroine's poodle hair & beige ragamuffin dresses although cannot find ONE good photo to illustrate her cuteness-
As you can see by the photos there was nothing scary here but it was still fun seeing a movie I hadn't seen before!