Joining for Killer Klowns from Outer Space, a film utterly unknown to me. But with a title like that it must be a sober meditation on first contact scenarios, and worthy of curation in the Criterion Collection.

The eponymous Killer Klowns have especially grotesque faces. But this overweens given that a usual clown is terrifying to so many. Clowns rest neatly in the uncanny valley between human and cartoon. Killer Klowns tell truth about the edges of human nature and the roots of the comic in horror.

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I always somehow knew, deep in my intuition, that cotton candy fleece is not of this planet.
I’m hungry for some all the same.

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