Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1987)

35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
Dolby Stereo, English

An American comedy science fiction film directed by Stephen Chiodo.

Plot Summary

Alien from outer space invade a small American town.


Directed by: Stephen Chiodo
© 1987 Trans World Entertainment
A Sarlui/Diamant presentation of a Chiodo Bros. production
Executive Producers: Paul Mason and Helen Sarlui-Tucker
Produced by: Edward Chiodo, Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo
Associate Producer: J.J. Lichuaco
Written by: Charles Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
Director of Photography: Alfred Taylor
Edited by: Chris Roth
Music by: John Massari
Sound Recordist: Kenneth R. Burton
Costume Designer: Darcee Olson
Key Make-up: Kandace Westmore
Key Hair: Jon Thanos
Special Visual Effects by: Fantasy II Film Effects
Production Designer: Charles Chiodo

Grant Kramer (Mike Tobacco)
Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone)
John Allen Nelson (Dave Hanson)
Royal Dano (farmer Gene Green)
Peter Licassi (Paul Terenzi)
Michael Siegel (Rich Terenzi)
John Vernon as Officer Mooney
Chris Titus (Bob McReed)
Irene Michaels (Stacy)
Karla Sue Krull (Tracy)
Brian Degan Scott (punk #1)
Danny Kovacs (punk #2)
Adele Proom (Mrs Franco)
Howard Malpas (Mr Myers)
Karen Raff (mom #1)
Kathleen Stefanbo (mom #2)
Claire Bartle (little girl)
Sharon O'Mahoney (waitress)
Michael Halton (Slug)
Lucinda Burgess (Sheila)

Alternative Titles

Clovnii ucigasi – Romanian title
Clowns asesinos – Mexican title
Les clowns tueurs venus d'ailleurs – French title
Gyilkos bohócok az urbol – Hungarian title
Killer Klowns – Italian title
Killer Klowns (Payasos asesinos) – Spanish title
Klovnovi ubice – Serbian title
Mordercze klowny z kosmosu – Polish title
Palhaços Assassinos – Brazilisn title
Palhaços Assassinos do Espaço Sideral – Brazilian television title
Payasos asesinos del espacio exterior – Spanish title
S.O.S. – Palhaços Assassinos – Portuguese title
Space Invaders – German, West German title
Ubojiti klauni iz svemira – Croatian title
Uzaydan Gelen Katil Palyaçolar – Turkish title

Extracts included in
The Making of Killer Klowns (2001)
Monster Vision: A History and Analysis of Horror Cinema (2016)


The 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen by Richard Crouse p.130-132
Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.158-159; 222 – illustrated review; credits
The Films of the Eighties by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn Wright Nowlan p.304
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.271
Horror Films by Subgenre: A Viewer's Guide by Chris Vander Kaay and Kathleen Fernandez-Vander Kaay pp.49-50
Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.667-669 – credits, synopsis, review
The Stop-motion Filmography by Neil Pettigrew pp.389-390

Other Sources
BFI Southbank Guide March 2018 p.44 – illustrated listing