Anyone that knows me is aware that I am terrified of clowns and a close second would be my fear of aliens. Yes, I know that both fears are completely irrational and even I don't believe in the later, but hey, it's my fear and I don't have to rationalize it. Remember, many of you are afraid of a tiny insect with eight legs, so let's not judge.
Anyway, so here they are, the two horror movies that traumatized me for years and one day will keep a therapist in business.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Finally the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky sinister grins and wildly patterned clothes are clever killers from out of this world. The "juxtaposition of their toy-store arsenal and malevolent intent proves to be a tasty combination" (Los Angeles Times) in this killer entertainment that will leave you fearing these big-top creatures for good. A spaceshiplooking like a circus tentlands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankindby turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playfulbut deadlyweapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!
Because neither clowns nor aliens were scary enough on their own! I know this was supposed to be a comedy, but for someone like me that freaks at the sight of ANY clown, it was hell on earth to watch this!
Christopher Walken stars as novelist Whitley Strieber in this tense alien abduction thriller. Vacationing at his family's home in the woods, Whitley is awakened one night by bright lights outside his window. The next morning he believes he dreamed of being taken by aliens to a spaceship. As the frequency of these "dreams" increase he wonders: are these encounters just hallucinations, or is this really happening? In desperation he seeks out a therapist who believes hypnosis may expose the truth. Based on Strieber's own experiences, this eerie precursor to the "X-Files" delivers some genuine chills and adds fuel to the debate about whether we are alone in the universe.
Here lies the very reason for my feat of aliens....And Christopher Walken.