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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
That is disappointing even if it’s an entertaining & funny watch.
Killjoy's Psycho Circus