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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cap (as A.C. Peterson)
Dominic Cuzzocrea ...
Luke (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Felicia Shulman ...
Matt Murray ...
Leopard Woman
Shaun McComb ...
Split-Faced Man
Giant Gustav Claude Ouimet ...
The Gentle Giant (as Gustave Ouimet)
Yvette Harper Pouliotte ...


A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

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The sheriff, locked in his own jail cell, reaches over to a conveniently-placed gun-rack at the back of the cell & grabs a shotgun to blast his way out. See more »


References Predator (1987) See more »


Pray for Dawn
Music by Terry Plumeri
Lyrics by Lou Diamond Phillips
Performed by Lou Diamond Phillips
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Bleeding Characterization
6 August 2013 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Small town sheriff Lou Diamond Phillips (as Atlas) has his hands full when a circus arrives. The main attraction is "The Jersey Devil" stolen by carnival manager A.C. Peterson (as "Cap" Caprini) in the opening minutes. Citizens are excited about seeing the animal and other freaky looking people. We're told the people of Reliance have never seen anything like them before. The most normal appearing member of the troupe is psychic Simone-Elise Girard (as Samara). She predicts doom and tries to explain "Jersey Devil" origins. For some reason, Ms. Girard feels "safe" with her boss, who is arguably more wicked than his monster...

God-fearing pastor Vlasta Vrana (as Owen) believes the circus will bring sin to the community and starts to campaign against "God's abomination." Ironically, his juvenile delinquent son Matt Murray (as Taylor) triggers the rampage of "Jersey Devil". The flying terror is supposed to be heavily sedated, but seems incredibly alert. The beast is called a "freak of nature" and resembles a gargoyle. It appears to be intelligent - and it's more thoughtfully constructed than the story. The supernatural and Christian religion may have some connection. Maybe the creature is just mad. The gargoyle and Kyle Gatehouse (as Jesse) are nicely done.

**** Carny (4/25/09) Sheldon Wilson ~ Lou Diamond Phillips, Alan C. Peterson, Simone-Elise Girard, Vlasta Vrana

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