After years of rumors, we may be actually getting a sequel to the 1988 horror comedy Killer Klowns From Outer Space!
During a discussion with ComicBook.com about his Netflix film Alien Xmas, Stephen Chiodo talked about his and his brother’s (Charles Chiodo) classic, saying that the brother duo is currently in talks with Netflix about making a Kill Klowns sequel.
We are talking to them. We’re talking all the time. Get this: we’ve been trying to do a sequel (Killer Klowns From Outer Space) since we made the film and fans get angry with us. We don’t mention it too much, because they get angry. They say, ‘Oh, what’s the matter with you guys?’ But we’re trying. The business is just a bear, moves at a glacial pace. There’s interest, and it wanes and flows. You get some executives who really want to do it, then, all of a sudden, musical chairs. They’re out, a new regime is in, and they don’t get it. We’ll see how Alien Xmas does with the Netflix people. We’ll see if they can embrace our sensibility.” We have tons of ideas to really carry that through. I’m amazed that it has stood the test of time, that it’s multi-generational now. Parents who liked it show it to their kids. The kids like it. They show it to their friends. They get married, and they have kids. I am floored that it has lasted as long as it has. So they’ll be hopefully something in the future.”
In the original film, aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town. Directed by Stephen Chiodo who co-wrote the film with Charles Chiodo, the fun flick stars Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, and John Vernon.
Here’s a look back at the original trailer.