Bloody Disgusting was on hand at the opening weekend of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando this past Friday night, and for me personally, the highlight was seeing 1988’s Killer Klowns from Outer Space represented at the event. Orlando is playing host to a Klowns-themed “scare zone” this year, which is loaded with various different Klowns as well as movie-quality props and even the Terenzi brothers’ ice cream truck. To really sell the whole deal, the film’s iconic scored is piped into the park as you walk through the maze.
For a Klowns mega fan, it’s pure heaven on Earth. And now that the cult classic film actually has a Halloween Horror Nights maze, we’re thinking a sequel is the next logical step…
Creators the Chiodo Brothers have been talking about making another Klowns film for many, many years, but the reality is that MGM controls the rights and they haven’t wanted to do much of anything with the property these last several years. But there seems to be a small glimmer of hope right now, as the Halloween Horror Nights maze has suggested to us.
“I used to say don’t hold your breath, but things have been happening right now… I would say you can hold your breath now,” the brothers told the crowd at Son of Monsterpalooza over the weekend. “The success of IT recently has kind of educated some of the people in the industry that… clowns are cool, clowns are scary… they’re looking at horror properties now more seriously than ever. I can say, something will be happening with Killer Klowns from Outer Space in the near future. Absolutely.”
Thanks to Brian Arsic for the below video from Son of Monsterpalooza. Underneath the video, check out some of my photos of the aforementioned Klowns maze at HHN 2018!