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Killjoy's Psycho Circus

A demonic clown comes back to Earth to host a talk show and realizes he has been followed.
Slapstick Gore
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
2016
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Catastrophes: 
Collapse
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Spaceman
Clown: 
Buffoon
Wizards: 
Evoker
4
An inside joke
7.04
2
3.04
4
1
4
2
Ambiance
Plot
Effects
If it’s evil clowns you want, evil clowns you’ll get. Killjoy is constant. It’s constantly bad and it’s constantly fun. It’s also pure shlock. With Full Moon Entertainment, there is no severance between script and execution. No one’s winning a subtlety contest. It all started with my favorite clown Batty Boop no longer body-painted and that made me sad. That was the writer fucking with me.
You get actor Trent Haaga speaking to himself, as Killjoy, in a meta interview on a quiz show. This is the kind of stuff that makes this installment one of the best so far. It’s extremely niched, though. It’s one inside joke after another, and the actors are brought to the forefront. Now, the writing is messy. It’s a clusterfuck. This film is way too complicated.
With Killjoy, Puppet Master, and Full Moon films in general, it’s really easy to lose the connection. Every installment builds on a fanbase that is getting thinner. So, who’s Killjoy’s Psycho Circus for? Stoners, drunks, and old-timers. These films are trippy, nonsensical; they’re colorful, comical, and gory. This sure isn’t the worst in the series and I’m ready for more!
Alternate Titles: 
Killjoy 5
Killjoy Part 5
Killjoy V
Killjoy Part V
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