So, there’s a little show on FX called American Horror Story, and it is wonderfully creepy. This season’s story, Freak Show, centers around a failing freak show, one of the last, during the 1950’s. Beyond the “freaks” at the show, the series has also decided to bring in a character named Twisty the Clown, who may be the most terrifying character ever seen outside of your nightmares. As scary as that character is, however, it appears that there may be something that can add even more fuel to your bad dreams. What can possibly be more terrifying than a clown? A whole group of angry clowns, and that’s exactly who is attacking the television series by claiming that the series gives clowns a bad name. (more…)
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This time on The BastardCast, the boys return to get creeped out by clowns, root for GWAR to play the Super Bowl, get drunk on Hello Kitty near-beer, and assure you that your vagina’s are not haunted.
They’re also discussing the ways in which BatFleck handles his shit, horrifying puppet hug time with Superman, Jason’s newborn GTA V addiction, and we Trailergasm with Zero Charisma… and we also discuss the movie Zero Charisma.
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Clowns. They’re scary as hell and many people underestimate their capacity for killing and eating children. Once, Stephen King tried to warn us about them with his book It. Now, that story will be told on the big screen and the scariest clown ever, Pennywise, will be coming back to freak the living crap out of a new generation of kids and adults alike.
It was, in my opinion, one of Stephen King’s better and creepier books, following the lives of a group of friends in both present and past as they dealt with a terrible, evil clown in their hometown. The book was made into a TV mini-series back in the 90s, but now the clowns at Warner Brothers are looking to capitalize a little more and make It into not one film, but two. This is the culmination of a project that has been “in the works” for more than a decade.
So far, Cary Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) has been set to direct as well as to help co-writer Chase Palmer with the script. Though it may seem an unnecessary remake to some, the chance to bring It to the movie theater presents some new opportunities to make it as gruesome and screwed-up as King’s book was, as opposed to the water-down treatment that was necessary to get the mini-series cleared for television audiences.
Personally, I think that if they don’t release the two movies reasonably close to each other, it’s not going to work too well. Part of the movie is suspense, and a year-long or more wait is definitely a suspense killer. And, of course, it’s going to be really hard to top Tim Curry’s pure evil as Pennywise.
Whatcha think, Nerdreaders? Good or bad? Can anyone in the world be as cool as Curry the Clown? Just another attempt at making ca$h?
Thanks to the folks at blastr, once again.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the 80’s cult-classic film, is about alien clowns who come and earth to eat humans. Their special technique for eating humans is by spinning them into gigantic gobs of cotton candy and then sucking out their fluids through a straw (as seen above). It is because of this film that I learned the word “coulrophobia”, the fear of clowns. This movie, along with that fucking awful clown from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, completely turned happy-faced lookin’ mother fuckers against me. I am also slightly turned off by cotton candy. Anyway…
The original creators are preparing for another Killer Klowns flick in 2012. The Chiodo Brothers (Charles, Edward & Stephen) have been talking up the possibility of a Klowns sequel at horror conventions all year. The brothers have deemed their new film a “requel,” calling it a sort of melding between reboot and sequel, and it seems the new movie is marching toward a release sometime soon
Back in June, actor Grant Cramer (who played Mike Tobacco in the first Killer Klowns) told blogger Freddy in Space that he will reprise his role, and play a kind of mentor figure to two younger characters. He also provided an update on where production was headed at the time.
“We have a script and a commitment for all our funding but the money can’t be spent until we have a distribution deal in place so that’s where we are – talking to distributors,” he said.
Cramer also noted that the Chiodos are putting together a new batch of Killer Klowns for the occasion. The project also has a title: The Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space in 3D. Be sure to check out the teaser trailer and isit the flick’s official Facebook page .
The original film is one of those flicks that always comes up in drunk conversation. Goes something like: *hiccup* hey…remember Killer Klowns From Outer Space? Hahaha…yeaaaa, good flick. Or, Shiiiiiiiit that movie made me hate clowns, GAWD!. Either way, everyone remembers it. Love it or not, it’s a piece of 80’s nostalgia. And hey, it had a better love story than Twilight.
With that said, would you welcome a sequel? Could it work? Discuss in the comment section below.