Killer Klowns from Outer Space not only has an excellent title, but all the factors necessary for a true ’80s cult classic. Low-budget special effects. A cast of no-names (unless you can recognize the lead from Hardbodies or Dean Wormer from Animal House). A nonsensical plot and a sense of humor about its own cheesiness. The story, such as it is, involves (you guessed it) actual killer clowns from outer space who invade a town and start offing the citizenry. Only a few kids realize what’s happening because the adults all think of clowns as harmless. Fools! Hard to imagine anyone would look at these clowns and think they’re just child’s play, but I suppose if they didn’t we wouldn’t have this fun 1988 flick to catch on Halloween Eve.
Fri, Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm • $9/adults; $6/18 and under • Panida Theater • 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint • panida.org • 208-263-9191
— Dan Nailen