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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cap (as A.C. Peterson)
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Luke (as Daniel Petronijevic)
Felicia Shulman ...
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Leopard Woman
Shaun McComb ...
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A devilish creature escapes from a carnival to wreak havoc on a small town.

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16 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Typical SyFy Channel crap, with one difference: some character development. Lou D.Philips plays a small-town sheriff who goes on the hunt for a winged creature that has escaped from a traveling carnival. The beast makes mincemeat of everyone in its path, and is your typical CGI creation. Ah, but the carny owner (Peterson) is an extremely nasty and hideous-looking fellow who doesn't hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his path either. He imbues his character with a sort of Sidney Greenstreet sense of menace. And the local minister (didn't catch the actor's name) is hellbent on shutting down the carnival, even if it means burning it to the ground with all the carny folks inside their tents. In his own way, the minister is as bad as the ruthless carny owner. Both actors rise above their material. Sadly, Philips does not. He gives the same wooden, mail-it-in performance he gave in BATS (where he also played a small-town sheriff), with no indication he has learned anything new about acting in the interim. He needs a strong director, and he does not have one here. He simply is the one "name" actor in this low-budget Canadian quickie. Truth is, I only watched this quasi-turkey because of him. The ending is so poorly staged and filmed, you may be left wondering what the heck in fact happened.

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