Very rarely does a year pass by without some mention of a sequel to the 1988 cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, which has been rumored for the better part of a decade. Despite all the rumors, we are still to this day no closer to Return of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space entering production, and it seems as if the project is all but dead in the water.
Or is it…?
I attended New Jersey’s Bizarre AC convention this past Saturday and I had the chance to chat with Charles Chiodo at the event, who is of course one third of the brotherhood that we have to thank for nearly every aspect of Killer Klowns. Naturally, the first words out of my mouth were in regards to the sequel, which Charles was more than willing to discuss with me.
Shooting down recent rumors that the sequel is set for release in 2016, Charles told me that no such plans are currently in motion, and that MGM doesn’t seem to be interested in making the movie. They own the rights to the property and nothing can happen without their approval, so it really doesn’t even matter that the Chiodos have fleshed out a screenplay and are eager to bring the Klowns back to the big screen. MGM doesn’t feel that there’s enough fan interest to warrant funding a sequel, and so it just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.
That said, Charles did tell me that there has been some talk about turning Killer Klowns into TV series, which has recently become the norm for popular horror films. He says he’d love to get it on a network, rather than go the web-series route, but again this is just something the brothers want to do, rather than something that is actually in the works.
Should MGM decide to continue doing nothing with the property, Charles expressed interest in he and his brothers making a totally original scary clown movie, which would have nothing to do with the film we all know and love. Essentially, they’d just create brand new clown characters, which would allow for them to break out of MGM prison, so to speak.
I will be staying in touch with Charles for future developments on all fronts, so keep your eyes peeled on iHorror for all the latest!