Monday, October 4, 2010

Movie Delight Monday

Happy Monday, y'all. 

Last week I was having a case of the Mondays, and bailed on my usual Movie Delight Monday.  However, today I'm determined to have a good day, which means we're back on schedule.

Today's selection is one of the most unusual films I've covered, but one of the biggest as far as cult followings go:
The first time I saw this movie I was maybe seven or eight, and it scared the bejeezus out of me.   I mean seriously, if these guys
don't scare a child, then I'd be concerned about their mental health.

So, the film stars a handful of mostly unknowns with the exception of the unfailingly grumpy John Vernon, who plays Chief Curtis Mooney.

Story goes like this:  two young horny kids are getting their cuddle on one night when they see what first appears to be a comet.  Closer inspection reveals a circus tent full of frightening clowns intent on taking everyone captive, turning them into human cotton candy balls, sticking straws in them and sucking their blood out.

I know.

They have quite a few tricks up their sleeves, like shadow puppet talents that can actually kill people and popcorn that turns into freakishly scary mini clown head things. 

The clowns begin terrorizing the town, killing residents by the handful, all the while Chief Mooney is ignoring cries for help.  (Don't worry, he gets his due.)  Horny couple and deputy Dave are the only ones who can stop the killer klowns, so they take their friends' ice cream truck (again, I know) and begin their counter-attack.

I won't give you details, but it all ends in massive amounts of ice cream toppings. 

If all this post has done is make you thoroughly confused, check out the original trailer below. 


  1. LOL... I think I've seen that movie before.... omg.

  2. I have to admit I couldn't even read this post. I saw the movie cover and title and immediately couldn't go farther. Clowns creep me out!

  3. Ok I have never seen this movie, but the pictures are freaking me out enough!

  4. Haha love this movie, scary as hell though.

  5. Ew, clowns creep me out. I've never seen this and probably won't because I will have vivid nightmares about clowns killing me.

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  7. I have to say, I am petrified of clowns but I'm guilty of watching such movies! :))

    Call me masochistic but clown movies bring a certain chill that no other suspense movies can deliver.

    A good scare! :)

  8. I remember this one being scary and those clowns are so gross looking!