“Critters,” “Klowns,” “Comet” Remakes Coming

Critters Klowns Comet Remakes Coming

Syfy is reportedly in talks for the remake rights to the Chido Brothers’ two 1980s cult sci-fi/horror/comedy classics – “Critters” and “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” reports Bloody Disgusting. The plan is to reportedly make new films based on the properties.

The original “Critters” followed what happens when strange fuzzy malevolent little fur balls from outer space crash land on the farm of a family who must fend them off. “Killer Klowns from Outer Space’ follows teens who discover a pack of murderous aliens who look very much like circus clowns. Both films were notable for their practical creature effects and dark comedy.

That’s not the only remake coming though as Deadline reports that Orion Pictures has set Roxanne Benjamin (“Southbound,” “Body At Brighton Rock”) to pen a reimagining of Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 cult film “Night Of The Comet”. The story followed two sisters facing off against cannibal zombies after a comet wipes out most of life on Earth, with the new take emphasising the horror/sci-fi elements and winding back the comedy elements.