Film Notes – Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1998)


Coulrophobia [kool-ruh-foh-bee-uh]


1. an abnormal fear of clowns.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space is one of those movies that has the mythic reputation of being so bad that they are good. Perhaps, I have no sense of discernment whatsoever, but after having finally gotten around to watching this film, I have realised that it is not so much that the film is poorly constructed, but rather that it is in only too successful in achieving the creation of a ludicrous and absurd carnivalesque nightmare, befitting  a troupe of murderous buffoons from galaxies unknown.

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Film Notes – Nosferatu (1922)

Imagine being a young man, perched on the cusp of adult life taking his beautiful young wife to the movie theatre to celebrate a promising promotion at work. This new role will take him right out of his comfort zone, requiring him to travel to exotic locales and meet people with all kinds of diverse customs. Looking up at the marquee he beholds the name “Nosferatu” and is transfixed. The word rolls off the tongue like a small peculiar bird dancing away on the breath of night.

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