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Carny (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  25 April 2009 (USA)
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A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

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Atlas
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Cap (as A.C. Peterson)
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Owen
Dominic Cuzzocrea ...
Quinn
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Samara
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Luke (as Daniel Petronijevic)
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Rogers
Felicia Shulman ...
Estelle
Matt Murray ...
Taylor
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Jesse
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Driskal
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Leopard Woman
Shaun McComb ...
Split-Faced Man
Giant Gustav Claude Ouimet ...
The Gentle Giant (as Gustave Ouimet)
Yvette Harper Pouliotte ...
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A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

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A stilt walker crosses behind Lou and in the next scene is at ground level minus the jacket, spinning a fire staff as Lou walks toward him. See more »

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References Predator (1987) See more »

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Music by Terry Plumeri
Lyrics by Lou Diamond Phillips
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Flawed, but still pretty good
23 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Out of sheer boredom, I flipped the TV onto yet another Sci-Fi Channel B movie, expecting nothing more than pure dreck. Luckily, I was wrong.

Carny has an interesting--if typical--plot. As the story begins, we're treated to brief glimpses of the creature--a snarling, demonic beast. "Oh no," I cry. "It's another one of THOSE films where the creature is only shown in brief, shaky camera shots to avoid special effects costs." Luckily, I was wrong.

Of course the creature escapes, just like you'd expect in a horror movie, beginning a fairly typical "monster on the loose" scenario--because really, you can't make a movie unless the monster is on the loose. Who'd like a movie where the monster just stayed in its cage and ate mice all day??? Bah! There are three things that set Carny apart from the typical Sci-Fi B movie.

1) The characters. Several characters have a fair amount of depth to them. Not a lot, but really, this is a monster-on-the-loose film. The characters aren't -just- there to be eaten; you get a feeling like they're actual people. Additionally--and not to spoil things--but it's not just the monster who's evil in this story!

2) The monster. Ordinarily, beasties such as this look like crap, or look much too powerful. This one looks menacing without one getting the feeling that it's omnipotent.

3) The dialogue. It's not Shakespeare, but like another commenter wrote, it does avoid many clichés and pitfalls of other B movies. And again, monster-on-the-loose flicks really don't require a lot of deep, existential dialogue.

Give Carny a chance. There are far worse out there. If nothing else, feast thine eyes upon the creature!


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