Killer Klowns from Outer Space(1988)
When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends.
From the back of the DVD:
Finally the truth about clowns is out! Beneath their smirky sinister grins and wildly patterned clothes are clever killers from out of this world. The "juxtaposition of their toy-store arsenal and malevolent intent proves to be a tasty combination" (Los Angeles Times) in this killer entertainment that will leave you fearing these big-top creatures for good.
A spaceship - looking like a circus tent - lands in a field near a small town, signaling the attack of deviant, red-nosed, balloon-twisting psychos from another world who plan to annihilate mankind - by turning people into cotton candy! Luckily, the town's teen citizenry decides to fight back and teach the cosmic bozos a lesson. But these klowns are no klutzes, turning popcorn, peanuts and caramel corn into playful - but deadly - weapons of madcap destruction and mayhem!
Cast overview, first billed only:
Grant Cramer .... Mike Tobacco
Suzanne Snyder .... Debbie Stone
John Allen Nelson .... Dave Hanson
John Vernon .... Curtis Mooney
Michael Siegel .... Rich Terenzi
Peter Licassi .... Paul Terenzi
Royal Dano .... Farmer Gene Green
Christopher Titus .... Bob McReed
Irene Michaels .... Stacy
Karla Sue Krull .... Tracy
The Dickies - Killer Klowns From Outer Space Music Video