A KILLER KLOWNIVERSARY Coming to L.A. in May!
The Legacy Continues! – Watch the Film with Live Rock & Full Orchestral Accompaniment – Plus Special Guests!
“Clowns can be frightening, bizarre and terrifying. We took that primordial fear and put it in a sci-fi movie,” explained composer John Massari. “You have something that should make you happy and laugh, but now it will kill and eat you and… it’s from outer space! Who would have dreamed of this? That’s the craziest idea in the world.” Over time the film has earned generations of fans – many of whom Massari has connected with both through social media and at conventions leading him to create this special celebration of all things Killer Klowns.
30 years ago, composer John Massari blessed KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE with a quirky electronic music score that fit the film’s wicked comedic tone like a clown’s glove. The movie quickly became a beloved sci-fi cult comedy classic. It has been a desire of Massari’s to reawaken the soul of this iconic film score and add a fresh dimension by utilizing the power of a full classical orchestra. Now, the man who brought us a cavalcade of synth and horror, will do just that: conduct the KILLER KLOWNS score to picture with a live orchestra at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
For this very special 30th Anniversary celebration, Massari has created a three-ring sci-fi/horror extravaganza, reuniting an amazing line-up of special guests, including the film’s creators, the Chiodo Brothers, musical guests The Dickies, stars Grant Cramer and Suzanne Snyder. All will celebrate the film’s 30th Anniversary with a Bacchanalian Circus Celebration and Fan Tribute on May 19, 2018 at The Montalban Theater (1615 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028; tickets at http://bit.ly/2GmJmnU).
At 6PM, the Kosmic Klown circus celebration will begin with stilt walkers, balloon folding artist Buster Balloon Cadwell, contortionist Bonnie Morgan, plus fortune tellers, strong men and women, magicians, body art, fan arts and crafts, and of course the Killer Klowns. There will be a pre-show Q&A at 7PM , after which at 8PM the film will be screened with its original musical score performed live by The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Massari. LA’s very own original punk rockers, The Dickies, will perform their enduring classic Killer Klowns From Outer Space theme song.
Varèse Sarabande Records will be releasing a new orchestral recording of the soundtrack on CD and LP, available for sale at the concert. The album features the original score performed by members of The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, with new orchestrations by Massari and Bernhard Eder. The Dickies recorded a brand new version of the film’s theme song featuring an extra creepy intro followed by their signature pure punk energized sound.
“For 30 years, love and loyalty from fans the world over made this extraordinary movie a beloved cult classic,” said Massari. “This event is our way to celebrate KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE directly with these fans.”