January: Clowny Clown Clown

Did you know that there have been over a dozen low-budget evil-clown movies made in the last decade? It’s true. (Note that this list may change depending on whether or not I can get a couple of movies…)

January 1: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) — I’ll admit it: this movie scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. The clowns, not so much, but being encased in a bubble of cotton candy to later be sucked out through a straw and eaten…gah.

January 8: It (1990) — Pennywise. Is he not the most iconic evil clown of all time? Creepy, creepy, creepy.

January 15: The Clown Murders (1976) — It seems like this one isn’t actually so much about scary clowns as it is about kidnapping the boss’s wife while wearing clown suits, and then some people get killed or something. Apparently, it also includes a sex scene with a very young John Candy.

January 22: Killjoy (2000) — Billing itself as “new urban horror,” this Full Moon Features production looks like it might be as good as Leprechaun in the Hood.

January 29: Herencia Diabolica (1994) — An evil clown doll murders people that are mean to him. Hopefully I will be able to find a subtitled version of this amazing-looking Mexican horror movie…