In the year 1988 a bizarre horror comedy came out of nowhere and became an instant cult favorite. It was based on the crazy premise of a big top shaped UFO containing bloodthirsty, clown type aliens who use a variety of circus related implements to kill.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space, from the Chiodo brothers, has been rumored to be getting a sequel for a while. SyFy tried and failed. Now director Stephen Chiodo has gone on record to say fan support will be essential to making it happen:
“Look, MGM controls Killer Klowns. If [fans] write MGM and say, ‘Where’s our sequel? Where’s that property?’ There’s so many ways they can exploit this thing. It’s really the fan base. The fan base has to be more vocal to MGM more than us, because they control it. But I’m just so happy. That was a project that, we just wanted to make a film that we loved. Again, Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, all the films that we loved is thrown into that. And I’m really pleased that people responded to it.”
Chiodo also revealed that Netflix had been in touch the original went big on their platform:
“There’s interest, and it wanes and flows. You get some executives who really want to do it, then, all of a sudden, musical chairs. They’re out, a new regime is in, and they don’t get it. We’ll see how Alien Xmas does with the Netflix people. We’ll see if they can embrace our sensibility.”
The Chiodo brothers are currently working on Alien Xmas for Netflix, a festive stop-motion production. The practical effects were a particular highlight of the original Killer Klowns.
So there you have it. You want more pies, get writing to MGM. Check out the original on Netflix if you haven’t already seen it. There has to be a drinking game in there somewhere.