Step right up for a podcast dedicated to killer clowns in cinema! While originally designed to make us laugh, these circus denizens usually succeed in having the opposite effect. Tonight we’ll discuss Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the controversial Clownhouse, and The Clown at Midnight! Jason, the Bartender of Terror, will be supplying some vodka drenched sno-cones to help keep us clownin’ well past the witching hour. Oh…and we’ll have a little Svengoolie too! Download the Mp3 below and enjoy a day at our sinister circus!
KILLER CLOWN SHOW
Dave Fuentes/Jason Lucas~
One of the highlights of any convention is of course meeting the actors and actresses that starred in so many of our favorite films. Though my priority for HorrorHound was the horror hosts, there were a handful of celebrities that I also wanted to meet. Two of them starred in one of my favorite cult films of the 1980’s, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE.
It’s hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since this cult classic was released. I still vividly remember seeing it for the first time on VHS with some friends. We were of course drinking beer at the time and we just had the best time. I remember wondering to myself if the reason I enjoyed this film so much was because of the beer, or because it was a genuinely good film. Thankfully, at the time, my uncle owned the only video store in Jamestown so I was able to see what ever movies I wanted, when ever I wanted. I re-watched this movie without the aid of alcohol and to my pleasant surprise, it was just as good the second time!
I have been a collector of Halloween masks since about 1985. At the time the 3 main companies were Distortions Unlimited, Don Post Studios and Be Something Studios (now known as Zagone Studios). Back then, before the internet, ordering out of catalogs was the norm and writing letters and making phone calls was how we were all able to keep in touch with each other. Times certainly have changed!