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Carnival of Blood (1970)

R | | Horror | 1972 (USA)
A psychopathic killer uses the carousel ride at a carnival to pick his victims, whom he then murders and dismembers.

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Leonard Kirtman

Writer:

Leonard Kirtman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Earle Edgerton Earle Edgerton ... Tom
Judith Resnick Judith Resnick ... Laura
Martin Barolsky Martin Barolsky ... Dan
Kaly Mills Kaly Mills ... The Fortune Teller
Burt Young ... Gimpy (as John Harris)
Linda Kurtz Linda Kurtz ... Claire
William Grannel William Grannel ... Harry (as William Grinell)
Glen Kimberley Glen Kimberley ... The Sailor
Eve Packer Eve Packer ... The Sailor's Date
Gloria Spivak Gloria Spivak ... The Dumpy Woman
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Storyline

A brutal murder has taken place at Coney Island amusement park, and DA Dan is assigned to investigate and bring the killer to justice. For some reason, he decides to celebrate his engagement to Laura by inviting his fiancee to come with him and enjoy the park, even though there is still a violent murderer running loose. As the body count rises, Dan must sift through the clues before he or Laura become the next victims. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Terror Strikes The Carnival! See more »

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Rides a Carousel See more »

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Production Co:

Kirt Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Young's film debut. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Carousel World
Written & Sung by Patrice Barnett
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Some great characters! If you have a sense of humor...

True it is not the best movie and the plot is somewhat mundane, it's actually kind of bad even if you are into schlocky gore trash, but this movie does have some great, fun characters.

There is the the amazingly obnoxious "dumpy lady" who sets out to harass everyone she runs into, the insanely drunk Sailor and his trampy girlfriend (who keeps stuffing his cash into her panties whenever he isn't looking), the creepy fortune teller who warns everyone to go home & "Gimpy", the impaired weirdo with the mysteriously sore covered space. All of whom get theirs as a psycho stalks them through a beachside carnival.

It even has a few gimmicky over the top gore scenes, like a nasty gizzard filled teddy bear. The movie plays out like a tribute to HG Lewis with it's gross-out stalker killings.

It also has some interesting odd electronica in the background that sounds like it was lifted directly from the Forbidden Planet soundtrack.

As far as late night schlock this is certainly not the greatest but definitely not the worst ....


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