"What in the blue blazes is the circus doing here in these parts?"
Teenagers are necking on lookout point. Watching the stars overhead, they see a bright light flash by. It lands not too far away, and rather than continue to make out, they go investigate. An old codger (see quote above) has already been to visit the site of the "comet" landing and discovers a circus tent. Said circus tent is packed full of aliens who resemble large, creepy clowns. The Klowns' mission: cocoon humans in cotton candy and keep the corpses on board ship as delicious, straw-ready smoothies. Yum!
Killer Klowns from Outer Space was not scary at all, at all! Hardly any blood, no gore, not even any nudity. The acting and dialogue were rotten. The special effects were mediocre. The 80s styles were hideous. Leg warmers? Check. Cosby sweaters? Check. Oversized glasses? Check. Bad, large hair? Check. On the plus side, I liked the clowns. I giggled once or twice. Meanwhile, husband was rolling on the floor laughing, especially after the end of the credits, at which point we were treated to the music video. No lie. I added a half star for the music video, even though it is not technically (or in any sense, even) part of the movie proper. So goes another cult classic that (at least this viewing) failed to impress.