Day 3 (Alex): Killer Klowns from Outer Space

"What in the blue blazes is the circus doing here in these parts?"

Day 3 takes us in a totally different direction than Day 2. Here we have Killer Klowns From Outer Space, suggested to me by Jess Cameron. I have to admit, I was hesitant to add this to my list.

Like the farmer in the opening scene, I wondered aloud to myself what were these alien clowns doing in my beloved horror genre? But I've gotta say, I am surprised to actually fall in love with this film. Maybe it's my affinity for clowns (Hey! I'm serious. I plan on creating a clown movie one day soon), or my desire for the 80s nostalgia. And there's that nice mix of campy horror and comedy to make this work, and work well.

I don't want to rehash the plot here, but I'll say this. Something bright, like a meteor, falls to the earth, and when the local town's inhabitants check it out, what they find is a circus tent. I'd love to tell you more about what's in the tent, but why not check it out for yourself? *wink*

I'm impressed with the set design, costumes, and the practical effects makeup. Today's filmmakers would do well to study some of these designs for some inspiration. I know I will. 

So, Jess, you surprised me. Judging by how much I enjoyed the film, the story, and the effects, I give it 6 BITS out of 8. (6/8)