Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Another great installment of Sebastian O’Brien and I’s midnight movie series, Friday Night Frights (like us on Facebook!) coming your way this Friday, at the Cinefamily.
This week’s show is the Chiodo Bros great horror-comedy, Killer Klowns From Outer Space. Quoth the FNF power blurb: The Chiodo Brothers trio are masters of the wondrous and sadly fading art of special effects puppetry. Their handiwork (pun intended!) has spanned decades, from the toothy fur balls in the Critters franchise to the gun-toting, epically vomiting marionettes in Team America: World Police — and in 1988, the planets aligned to let the brothers pool their collective creativity/borderline madness into their own feature film. The result: the dementedly hilarious gonzo classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space, about a sinister race of ugly-as-hell alien clowns hellbent on harvesting lipsmackin’, delicious humans. Effortlessly tapping into the freaky-funny nature of clowns, the Chiodos offer up a sideshow of loony danger with balloon animal guard dogs, deadly fun houses, human ventriloquist dummies, flesh-eating cotton candy, a pitch-perfect teeter-tottering theme song by The Dickies — and Animal House‘s John Vernon doing what he does best: grumbling about punk kids!
Plus the Chiodo Brothers will be there in person for a Q&A!
As always I will be giving away some free tickets (each with a +1) to the show. To enter simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with KILLER KLOWNS in the subject line and tell me (briefly) about the clown that has given you the worst case of the creeps. Make sure to give me your full name.