Killer Klowns from Outer Space Celebrates its 30th anniversary with a huge concert event

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May 8, 2018

Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a cult classic of epic proportions. Mixing science fiction, humor, and horror elements, the film follows an invasion of Earth by aliens who just happen to look like evil clowns, flying ships shaped like the Big Top and shooting guns that capture victims in cotton candy cocoons. 

With all that insanity, it is unsurprising that Killer Klowns is one of the most beloved cult films of the last 30 years. In honor of the film's 30th anniversary, there will be a Bacchanalian Circus Celebration and Fan Tribute in Los Angeles, led by composer John Massari.

The event begins with stilt walkers, fortune tellers, contortionists, strongmen (and women), magicians, body artists, and of course, the Killer Klowns. After that there will be a pre-show Q&A with the Chiodo brothers (Stephen, who wrote and directed; Charles, who wrote and did art direction; and Edward, who wrote and produced); stars Grant Cramer (Mike Tobacco) and Suzanne Snyder (Debbie Stone); members of punk band The Dickies, who perform the film's iconic theme song; and composer John Massari.

If that isn't enough, Killer Klowns From Outer Space will screen with a live performance of the score by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Massari. The Dickies will also be on hand to perform their theme song. “Whoopdee God Damned De Do!!," says Stephen Chiodo in a press release. "What a fantastic way to celebrate a 30 year anniversary surrounded by fans, John’s incredible score and the Dickies.”

In addition to all the fun, a new soundtrack recording will be released, including the original score performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with new orchestrations by Massari and Bernhard Eder. The Dickies also recorded a brand-new version of the theme song, including an "extra creepy intro."

The insanity goes down on May 19 at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood, California.