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‘Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ to Return as a TV Series?

The 1988 B-sci-fi/horror Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of my favorite 80’s horror flicks. It’s pure fun and embraces its wonderful cheesiness in every way possible. Plus, it has some of the creepiest yet most badass looking killer clowns ever to be seen on celluloid.

Talks of a sequel have been happening for a while with no real new information coming forward. However, that’s changing today as Stephen Chiodo, the director and one of the original film’s writers, has spoken on the Movie Crypt Podcast and explained that the title could be given new life in the form of a TV series!

Right now, we are currently pursuing a long arch series for cable. We wondered, should we do a sequel to the first one or do we do a remake? We came up with a ‘requel’ – it’s a sequel and a remake. We’ve been developing this for a while. It’s a trilogy in four parts, and it really follows the continuing adventures of new people who are experiencing this phenomenon of a Klown invasion, and once in a while you see some of the old guys pop up and hear their stories – find out what happened over the last 25 years. It’s fucking great.

To say that I’m somewhat puzzled by the conflicting statements here is an understatement. A four-part trilogy? The math doesn’t add up there. A sequel/remake? It’s kinda been done but it just seems to confuse people. A long-running series on cable? Let’s hope the audiences turn up to get renewals locked down!

As much as I question Chiodo’s explanation, my excitement for the return of the Killer Klowns completely outweighs all of that! Bring me some human-infused cotton candy, some monstrous popcorn, and an acidic pie because I’m ready to face the carnival!

[H/T iHorror]



  • RidleyScott

    Hmm lol ok Stephen.

  • wehoaks

    He sounds smurt.

    • gabriel

      nah, it’s just you.

  • Gadriel

    More Killer Klowns?
    Hell yeah.

  • Halloween_Vic


  • Well…I’d love a return of the Killer Klowns in some form but we shall wait and see.

  • Df

    Don’t care. I wish I could but I can’t and dont. I love kkfos, a lot but it was purely a snapshot in time of not only the time period, but the period of horror movies and of the creators lives. It can’t be replicated. At this point it would only be a cash in on nostalgia and it’s cult following.

    • J Jett

      Df, i agree w/ you.

    • alwayswipetwice

      In the right hands it could be everything it needs to be, but yeah – for now I have to agree.

  • Angela M Campany

    I make it a part of my yearly Halloween viewing ….that’s how much i like it …i think i have watched it for 5 Halloweens in a row ! ……#KKFOSRules

  • J Jett

    i like this movie but i just cannot see an ongoing tv series working or being very good. this movie (IMO) is a niche movie beloved by a niche audience. i don’t see it having a wide/mass appeal. but maybe i’m wrong. 🙂

  • Mightygil

    as some others have said, I really love the movie but I can’t get too excited about anything in that statement

  • alwayswipetwice

    Let us know when you find an english translation for his statement, please and thank you.

  • AL

    I just watched the movie a couple of days ago.. I’m not sure how could works as a tv show, still I would watch it, to know how they will bring the corny into 2016.

  • SKILZS2000

    Oh hell no. This movie is a classic. Leave it alone morons everything shouldn’t be remade or turned into a television show

  • Flu-Like Symptoms

    I’d be on board with this if it was done right, but it won’t be, so no. Just don’t.

  • Captain Spaulding

    Could be one of the funniest series ever made.

  • AdamX

    I’d be down for this, maybe a crossover episode where they take on a ragtag team of the Joker, Sweet Tooth, Pennywise and Twisty.

  • gabriel

    awesome as hell, but the last requel I saw, Terminator Genisys, absolutely dismantled all my childhood memories of T2 and it’s predecessor. So no thanks.

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