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!