They look like clowns, but these aliens aren’t Bozos when it comes to killing off a small American town in new and inventive ways . . .
When Mike and his girlfriend, Debbie, turn up at the local police station warning that a gang of homicidal alien clowns have arrived in the town of Crescent Grove, the cops are naturally sceptical. Talk of popcorn-firing guns and a spaceship shaped like a circus tent out in the woods hardly helps to convince them.
Before long, however, reports start coming in from anxious locals reporting similar run-ins with the colourfully-dressed, large shoe-wearing assailants, who intend to cocoon the local population in candy floss and suck out their life juices.
Combining inspired amateur brashness, delightful Loony Tunes design and a winningly bizarre unreality, this engagingly cheap affair from effects wizards Stephen and Charles Chiodo is an infantile and vicious delight which played on the deep-seated fear most of us have of clowns and carnival folk.
Officer Dave Hanson
John Allen Nelson