Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: John Lechago
Starring: Victoria De Mare, Raylin Joy, Maria Olsen
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From Full Moon Entertainment
Your favorite Demon Clown KILLJOY (Trent Haaga) is BACK! Along with his gruesome crew BATTY BOOP (Victoria De Mare), PUNCHY The Hobo Clown (Al Burke), Freakshow (Tai Chan Ngo) and new sidekick HANDY (Tim Chizmar) – they are out of HELL to terrorize Earthly mortals… Killjoy, the demon clown, and his gruesome crew – Batty Boop, Punchy and Freakshow have finally made it to Earth! Killjoy has settled in and is starring in his own web series called PSYCHO CIRCUS. But two years down the road, Killjoy discovers that life here on Earth is a drag – filled with inconveniences such as eating, breathing, taxes, immigration, and mortal sex! More problems arise as Killjoy’s love interest Batty Boop leaves after a bitter lover’s quarrel, not to mention that Killjoy is now semi-mortal! But the challenges of being famous are nothing compared to the challenges of staying alive. After being tried for letting Killjoy escape, BEELZEBUB can only redeem himself by trapping Killjoy’s spirit and bringing it back to Hell. Killjoy must find a way to unite his gang of clowns to defeat Beelzebub and his Six-Psychos! It all comes together in an EPIC space-battle in KILLJOY’S PSYCHO CIRCUS!
Well, we got another Killjoy movie from Full Moon Entertainment here! This time around it is titled Killjoy’s Psycho Circus and follows our killer (sorta kinda) clown as he’s out of hell and running a Late Show type program. He’s down on his luck, the Evil Bong folks are his main source of ad revenue, Batty Boop and him are slip up, and on top of all of that the devil has just been granted a chance to lure him into space to try to get him back for what went down in the last movie. It should come at no surprise that these movies get more and more self-aware. This one is basically in-jokes and bad CGI effects. Trent Haaga is still Killjoy and the best part of the movie. I wish at this point they’d just let him write one of these and see what happens. On the Killjoy show in the movie, Killjoy even interviews Trent as jokes just come one after another. This is probably the best scene you’ll find here. The rest is what we’ve come to expect from these movies by this point. If you like that then you’ll like this. If not, then you might want to avoid.
I don’t know where I stand on comparing the newer Full Moon films like Killjoy, Gingerdead Man, and Evil Bong to the classics like Puppet Master, Subspecies, and Demonic Toys but I will say these movies are all cheaper looking and more comical. They have this vibe to them that is either a love or hate it type vibe and Killjoy’s Psycho Circus is loaded with that. While I know they have an audience for stuff like this and that’s why they keep pounding them out, I just wish they’d switch things up a bit for a change. Maybe try to make one really good movie instead of three that are like this? They kind of leave this one open for something better next time but I feel that’s probably just wishful thinking. They have their own thing with Killjoy and I don’t know if they want to change it and if people keep snatching them up I guess you can’t blame them. This one has some funny moments but is really just more of the same thing we’ve seen for all the Killjoys minus the first one.