Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Killer Klowns from Outer Space: In Space No One Can Eat Ice Cream. A Commentary Review

A veritable horde of Chiodos: Steven directs, Ed produces, and Charlie served as production designer. Like many horror films, this film was done on an imaginary budget. The Chiodos comment on their work, specifically how they made their yard sale budget look like a real film. I love this type of commentary, deep in my brain I imagine other impoverished filmmakers feverishly taking notes. You’ll find similar how-to’s for Desperado and Evil Dead 1 and 2. This was also Christopher Titus’ first role. Stephen and Charles Chiodo went on to be creature fabricators on many fine films including Screamers, Beastmaster 111, and Turbo: A Power Ranger’s Movie. And the bright spot of Edwards life was either being on the Critter’s crew or doing creature’s effects for Ernest Scared Stupid. I find this lack of career progression puzzling, because these three brothers did a hell of a lot with very little.

“You expect a Klown to be friendly, but these are quite the opposite.” These guys are so damn funny, they ought to come with a warning. They are as funny as their film.

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