Mike Tobacco: This is no funhouse.
Debbie Stone: No circus either.
~ Mike Tobacco and Debbie Stone to Officer Dave Hanson about the "Big Top".

The "Big Top" is the Killer Klowns' spaceship that has the same functions as a hot air balloon and is disguised as a circus tent and it is a location featured in the 1988 sci-fi horror comedy movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

The interior is extremely decorated with several swirls, stripes, and tubes of various colors. 


There are elevators, many doors at just one place that differ in size, the tunnels are extremely curved and there is one big empty room, where above Klownzilla is. There is one room that Mike and Debbie had come into, where purple lightning was occuring from a round electricity core. Mike states it smells like candy. There is a factory-like room that is the Killer Klowns' main laboratory filled with popcorn tubes, cotton candy cocoons hanging just like butchered meat on hangers, popcorn tubes where popping happens just like in electronic popcorn machines.

In the Film

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The Big Top came to the planet Earth in the guise of a shooting star and landed in the backyard of Farmer Gene Green's house outside the sleepy California town of Cresent Cove when he did not notice until the beginning of the film. The old farmer and his dog Pooh Bear went to investigate, believing it was Hailey's Comet. Then, they were captured, killed, and trapped inside cotton candy cocoons by a Killer Klown named Jumbo. Local teenagers Mike Tobacco and Debbie Stone had came inside out of curiosity to check it.

They went to refrigerator room, where they find Gene Green encased in a cotton candy cocoon. A Klown named Rudy came to the refrigerator room to hang a cotton candy cocoon. Mike and Debbie also found one of Mike's friends named Joe Lombardo encased in a cotton candy cocoon.

Later on, at the end of the film, the Big Top takes off and heading back to outer space, but it ultimately exploded when Klownzilla exploded inside it, killing all the Killer Klowns due to the brave actions of Mike and Debbie with the help of police chief Dave Hanson and the 2 ice cream-selling Terenzi Brothers.


  • Power Core:
The big top-like spaceship's core. ????
  • The Giant Refrigerator Room.jpg
    Refrigerator Room, (also known as the Giant Refrigerator Room):
A giant room where the Killer Klowns place their Cotton Candy Cocoons and Klown Balloons inside. After encasing a human in a cocoon with a Klown Ray Gun, the Klowns will use their "Krazy Straws" to suck out his/her blood.
  • The Sliding Pole

    Sliding Pole:
A pink sliding pole with a brown four-eyed creature with sharp teeth below it.
  • The Laughing Hall

    Laughing Hall:
  • The Anglerfish Tunnel.jpg
    Anglerfish Tunnel:
A large tunnel with a big head in the shape of an anglerfish: a green anglerfish with blue stripes and a red one with white polka dots.
    • The Balloon Tunnel:
A tunnel full of balloons.
  • The Klown Kathedral

    Klown Kathedral:
A giant, empty grand hall with the style of a three-ring circus of sorts where the beast dubbed "Klownzilla" is above. This supposed "cathedral" is also the commander center of the Killer Klown army.





  • The Tightrope

    In a deleted scene which takes place during the film's climax, Mike, Debbie and Dave walk on a tightrope with a staircase. This scene was shown in some television airings of the film.
  • The Room of Doors

    Another deleted scene which takes place after the tightrope scene is where Mike, Debbie and Dave enter the "Room of Doors". After an argument, three Klowns are in one of the doors Mike selected, but Dave shuts the door. However, another Klown emerges from below and tries to take Debbie, but Mike and Dave help her.
  • The core of the spaceship is a tribute to the Krell Machine in the classic 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet.
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