Horror Movie Review: Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (2016)


For those who’ve not seen a Killjoy movie since the first, Killjoy’s Psycho Circus is going to come as a bit of a surprise. It’s so far removed from the killer clown revenge plot that existed in the first!

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Less horror & now more black comedy Killjoy’s Psycho Circus follows on from the events that occurred at the end of Killjoy Goes To Hell.

The killer clown has since built a life for himself on Earth along with his posse, Freakshow, Batty Boop & Punchy. The group run a late-night web show called Killjoy’s Psycho Circus but life on Earth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Killjoy & his crew are now semi-mortal & dealing with all the problems that come with life on earth such as taxes & immigration issues.

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Killjoy starts to wonder if a better life exists elsewhere.

Meanwhile in hell, Beelzebub is on trial for letting Killjoy escape. He is given a chance to redeem himself, capture Killjoy & bring him back to Hell. A war is coming to Earth…

Right off the bat you have to go into Killjoy’s Psycho Circus knowing that you’re watching an extremely low-budget offering in the style of classic Troma movies (Full Moon Pictures used Kickstarter to fund this movie). Keeping that in mind, Killjoys Psycho Circus is a blast to watch.

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It’s wacky & stupid but often hilariously funny. Trent Hagga (Killjoy) does a fantastic job & plays the role with glee while the rest of the crew do stand-up jobs in particular Victoria De Mare (Batty Boop).

The plot moves along at a nice pace, building towards Killjoy & Beelzebub’s showdown nicely. Sure the effects are ropey but the web series show setting means it all works perfectly. Killjoy couldn’t have afforded a decent set!

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The movie is only really let-down by the lack of gore & real horror elements. The more bloody moments use terrible CGI & a gun battle with bounty hunters is laughable but not in a good way. This series has plenty of life in it yet but it seems as though horror is not going to be part of that.

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That is disappointing even if it’s an entertaining & funny watch.

Killjoy's Psycho Circus
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