Killjoy (film series)

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Killjoy
Killjoy-Double-Feature.jpg
A double feature containing the first two films.
Directed by Craig Ross
Tammi Sutton
John Lechago
Written by Carl Washington
Douglas Snauffer
Tammi Sutton
John Lechago
Starring Ángel Vargas
Trent Haaga
Music by Richard Kosinski
Jon Greathouse
Michael Sean Colin
Cinematography Carl Bartels
Balthazar Jones
Terrance Ryker
Edited by Craig Ross
Don Adams
Henry Gordon Jago
Distributed by Full Moon Entertainment
Full Moon Features
Release dates
2000–present
Running time
220 minutes (combined total)
Country United States
China
Language English
Budget $180,000 (combined total of first two films)

Killjoy is a horror film franchise which focuses on the titular Killjoy, a demonic clown who is summoned to assist revenge plots in all three films, only to prove too overwhelming for each character who calls him. Produced by Full Moon Features, the series was established in 2000 with the eponymous first installment, starring Ángel Vargas. A sequel, Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil, followed in 2002, which saw Trent Haaga replace Vargas for the role of Killjoy due to Vargas being busy with other projects. In spite of the negative reception of both films, Full Moon filmed a third installment while shooting Puppet Master: Axis of Evil in China, and in 2010 Killjoy 3 was released. Haaga reprised his role for Killjoy 3, eight years after the release of the previous film.

The original film was essentially an effort in the blaxploitation genre, and this was carried over to a lesser extent in Deliverance from Evil. Both of these films consisted of a largely African American cast, however this element was greatly diminished for Killjoy 3, which was presented as something of a teen-slasher film. The titular character, as a clown, makes a number of crude jokes throughout the first two installments, however Killjoy 3 appears to be a genuine effort in black comedy. The third installment was also a first in establishing that Killjoy can be summoned through a blood pact; two different spoken rituals are used in the earlier films. The first film had a significantly more generous budget than its sequel, at a projected $150,000, dwarfing the $30,000 budget of Deliverance from Evil.

Films[edit]

Film Director Writer Producer
Killjoy (2000) Craig Ross Carl Washington Mel Johnson, Jr.
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil (2002) Tammi Sutton Tammi Sutton Charles Band
Killjoy 3 (2010) John Lechago John Lechago
Killjoy Goes to Hell (2012)

Killjoy's Psycho Circus series[edit]

Full Moon Features launched a Kickstarter in early August to help raise funds for their upcoming web series name Killjoy's Psycho Circus. The company has announced that the Kickstarter will raise $60,00 dollars while the company themselves will add another $100,000 to make sure the series gets produced. Full Moon has set a one month limit to raise their funds. The Kickstarter ended on September 3, 2014. Charles Band has been quoted as saying that this is the company's way of experimenting and bringing their brand into the modern way of film making.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

Characters Film
Killjoy
(2000)
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil
(2002)
Killjoy 3
(2010)
Killjoy Goes to Hell
(2012)
Killjoy Angel Vargas Trent Haaga
Sandie Jessica Whitaker
Batty Boop Victoria De Mare
Punchy Al Burke
Freakshow Tai Chan Ngo
Michael Jamal Grimes Quentin Miles
Jada Vera Yell
Lorenzo William L. Johnson
Jamal Lee Marks
Monique "D" Austin
T-Bone Corey Hampton
Baby Boy Rani Goulant
Homeless Man Arthur Burghardt
Kahara Napiera Danielle Groves
Denise Martinez Debbie Rochon
Nic Charles Austin
Charlotte Olimpia Fernandez
Eddie Jermaine Cheeseborough
Ce-Ce Nicole Pulliam
Ray-Ray Choice Skinner
Harris Redding Logan Alexander
Kadja Rhonda Claerbaut
Rojer Michael Rupnow
Zilla Spiral Jackson
Erica Olivia Dawn York
The Professor Darrow Igus
Detective Ericson Jason Robert Moore
Beelzebub Stephen Cardwell
Baliff Ian Roberts
Skid Mark John Karyus
Jezabeth Aqueela Zoll
Scribe Jim Tavaré
Detective Grimley Cecil Burroughs
Dr. Simmons Randy Mermell

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