Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a 1988 American comedy horror movie, made by The Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer. It is the only Chiodo Brothers directed and written film - they have worked in many other projects in other roles, such as producing and visual effects. The film is about a race of aliens (who look like clown) that arrive on Earth to capture and harvest people to use as sustenance.
An army of sadistic extraterrestrial life forms (who resemble clowns) land their circus tent ship in the sleepy American town of Crescent Cove (filmed in Watsonville/Santa Cruz, California). Mike Tobacco (Cramer) and Debbie Stone (Snyder), a couple out for the romantic evening, spot the newcomers and, thinking the ship was a shooting star, decide to investigate. They soon encounter the Klowns and barely escape capture, while the remaining teenagers are quickly killed by the aliens. Mike and Debbie rush into town to warn others of the impending danger while the Klowns follow them into town.
Naturally, they first try to warn the police. Sgt. Mooney, the police sergeant, is convinced that the two are nothing more than kids trying to pull a prank. They are viewed with equal skepticism by another police officer, Dave Hanson (John Allen Nelson), Debbie's ex-boyfriend.
Meanwhile, the Klown Army marches into Crescent Cove, inflicting a massive genocide during their occupation. They harvest the unsuspecting population, blasting random victims with a ray gun that cocoons them with cotton candy like substance, with lethal results. The Klown Army uses a variety of seemingly innocent methods to ensnare their victims, such as killer shadow puppets, bloodhound-like balloon animals, and a ray gun that looks like a child's toy. Since the methods themselves appear whimsical, the townspeople don't realize they are in danger until it's too late.
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