One of the first articles that I ever wrote for Pop Culture Uncovered is known as ‘The Cheesiest Horror Movies That Ever Cheesed’. In that article, I talked about one of my very favorite “bad” horror movies, of all time, Killer Klowns From Outer Space. I still love this movie, even to this day, and I don’t think that will ever change.
For any of you who may be unfamiliar with the original cult classic, it’s a story of two teens who witness the crash of what they believe is a shooting star in their small town. After investigating, however, they discover that the “shooting star” is actually a space craft which looks like a circus big top tent, and its crew is a group of aliens who look like mutated circus clowns. The “Klowns” proceed to terrorize the town by harvesting & eating many of the townspeople, while the two teens (Mike & Debbie, played by Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder, respectively) attempt to convince local law enforcement that all of this is happening.
Now, director, Klown puppeteer, and co-writer for the original movie, Stephen Chiodo (also one of the folks behind 1996’s “Screamers”), has revealed that KKFOS will be getting what he has termed “a requel” (a sequel and a remake in one) on the small screen. “Right now, we are currently pursuing a long arch series for cable”, remarked Chiodo in an interview with Movieweb.com. “We’ve been developing this for a while. It’s a trilogy in four parts, and it really follows the continuing adventures of new people who are experiencing this phenomenon of a Klown invasion, and once in a while you see some of the old guys pop up and hear their stories – find out what happened over the last 25 years. It’s fucking great.”
This movie holds a special place in my heart, as it is the one that began my love for incredibly cheesy B-grade horror movies – so much so, that the 25th anniversary collector’s edition DVD is currently the flagship film in my “bad horror” movie collection. I can’t wait for more developments on this, and I really hope that the show does the movie justice, with all the popcorn guns & cotton candy cocoons I can handle.