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Sideshow (2000)

While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.

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Bobby
Michael Amos ...
Tommy
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Grant (as Scott Clark)
Jessi Keenan ...
Melanie (as Jessica Keenan)
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Abbot Graves
Jeana Blackman ...
Jeanie
Peter Spellos ...
Conjoin-O / Lester (as G. Gordon Baer)
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Little Face (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
Curran Sympson ...
Aelita
Fred Pierce ...
Hans / Bug Boy
Shyra Deland ...
Digestina
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Sheriff
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Madame Volosca
Alicia McCutcheon ...
Hilda The Faceless Girl
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While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.

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Carnaval sangriento  »

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The weather conditions throughout the shooting of this movie were bitterly cold because it was made in January. See more »

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Featured in Full Moon Fright Night: Sideshow (2002) See more »

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As Above, So Below
Written by Grant Colburn and Bryn Phillips
Performed by Graphic Nature
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cheesy horror fun that could have been better
21 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

Someone else called this film a "fable-horror" movie, and I think that fits pretty well. That's the concept at least. A group of teenagers, each with their own vice, catch the eye of a twisted sideshow barker. He decides to teach the teens a lesson by making them part of the freak show. A cool idea, but could have been executed better. The fate for some of the teens is shoved in your face too obviously, while other characters could have been fleshed out more. Also, the ending was a serious let down. No resolution or big twist or anything.

But as a low budget horror movie, it's pretty fun to watch. If you're into cheesy spookfests, you should have a laugh watching this one. I think one of it's faults though... that it takes itself too seriously. It's a silly movie, and if it was a little more self-aware when it comes to that, I think it would have been better. But at least there's enough neat carnival themes and b-movie monster makeup to keep you watching.


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