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 date
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 (2016)

Killjoy's Psycho Circus[edit]

Full Moon Features launched a Kickstarter in early August, 2014, to help raise funds for their upcoming movie named 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] The film premiered on October 30, 2016, on the El Rey Network.

Characters[edit]

Characters Film
Killjoy
(2000)
Killjoy 2: Deliverance from Evil
(2002)
Killjoy 3
(2010)
Killjoy Goes to Hell
(2012)
Killjoy's Psycho Circus
(2016)
Killjoy Angel Vargas Trent Haaga
Jada Vera Yell
Jamal Lee Marks
Monique "D" Austin
Michael Jamal Grimes Quentin Miles
T-Bone Corey Hampton
Baby Boy Rani Goulant
Kahara Napiera Danielle Groves
Homeless Man Arthur Burghardt
Lorenzo William L. Johnson
Singer Penny Ford
Tamara Dionelle Rochelle
Ray Jackson Carl Washington
Nic Charles Austin
Charlotte Olimpia Fernandez
Denise Martinez Debbie Rochon
Harris Redding Logan Alexander
Eddie Jermaine Cheeseborough
Ce-Ce Nicole Pulliam
Kadja Rhonda Claerbaut
Ray-Ray Choice Skinner
Batty Boop Victoria De Mare
Sandie Jessica Whitaker
Rojer Michael Rupnow
Zilla Spiral Jackson
Erica Olivia Dawn York
Punchy Al Burke
Freakshow Tai Chan Ngo
The Professor Darrow Igus
Skid Mark John Karyus
Beelzebub Stephen Cardwell
Detective Ericson Jason Robert Moore
Detective Grimley Cecil Burroughs
Dr. Simmons Randy Mermell
Baliff Ian Roberts
Scribe Jim Tavaré
Samantha Victoria Levine
Jezebel Lauren Lash
Handy Tim Chizmar
Luann Robin Sydney

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