The Almanac of Terror 2018: 88 Years of Horror Movie Statistics

The Almanac of Terror mixes and aggregates different statistics on horror and horror-adjacent movies. Most of the lists included in this book are sorted according to their overall score.

Our classification method combines genres, subgenres, ambiances and antagonists. Our different ratings are: stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness and rewatchability.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Alien clowns from outer space terrorize a small town.
Slapstick Gore
Feel-Good
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1988
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Alien Film
Animals: 
Dog
Imaginary
Trickster: 
Lurer
Catastrophes: 
Crash
Explosion
Fire
Dimensional: 
Spaceman
Giant: 
Hulk
Clown: 
Buffoon
Object: 
Food
Wizards: 
Evoker
Transmuter
7.04
The ultimate popcorn movie!
8
5.04
6
6
4
4
3
Effects
Dialogue
Ambiance
Calling these clowns creepy would be an understatement, but they are equally rollicking. They’re basically mascots with a facial rig, but what a strange and amusing design they are. They look like they are made of Play-Doh. Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of the most imaginative horror movies ever made. It’s completely out of left field. The deeper you dig, the weirder things gets.
The protagonists are fun, but their personality is surpassed, in terms of eccentricity, by the clowns themselves. You couldn’t possibly squeeze more juice from this concept. This script has been thought through and through. We’re eventually transported into the clowns’ spaceship, a giant labyrinthine funhouse that is absolutely surreal and that the human mind can’t comprehend.
As colorful and infantilizing as it is, you might want to reconsider showing this movie to a kid. It is gory and politically incorrect. It was made by three brothers who couldn’t care less about your sanity. Killer Klowns from Outer Space is an alien film, a slasher; it contains both science-fiction and horror elements, and it even succeeds as a comedy. Its flaws are mostly subjective.
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