When teenagers Mike and Debbie see a comet crash outside their sleepy small town, they investigate and discover a pack of murderous aliens who look very much like circus clowns. They try to warn the local authorities, but everyone assumes their story is a prank. Meanwhile, the clowns set about harvesting and eating as many people as they can. It’s not until they kidnap Debbie that Mike decides it’s up to him to stop the clowns’ bloody rampage.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space is a science fiction horror comedy film written, directed and produced by the Chiodo Brothers (Charles Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo). It stars Grant Cramer as Mike Tobacco, Suzanne Snyder as Debbie Stone, John Allen Nelson as Dave Hansen and John Vernon as Curtis Mooney.
The film was made for $1.8 million and brought in $43 million at the box office when it was released on May 27, 1988. The film has been considered a cult classic.