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Carnival of Souls (1998)

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A young girl witnesses the brutal rape and murder of her mother by a circus clown and begins to have nightmares when the carnival comes back to town when she is an adult.

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... Alex Grant
... Sandra Grant
... Louis Seagram
... Michael
... Sid
... Officer Soby
... Henry (as Brendan Thomas Dillion)
Anna K. McKown ... Elaine (as Anna Kristen McKown)
... Young Alex
Tiffanie Ann Taylor ... Young Sandra
... Photographer
... Candyman (as Robert A. LaSardo)
Mark Paskell ... Clown
... Mrs. Meltzer
Andrew Craig ... Worker
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The eleven year-old girl Alex Grant witnesses her mother being raped and killed at home by the carnival clown Louis Seagram. Many years later, Alex works with her younger sister Sandra Grant in the Mermaid Inn that was owned by their mother. Out of the blue, Alex is attacked by Louis that was hidden in the backseat of her car on the day of the anniversary of the death of her mother. She struggles with Louis and drives her car into the sea to protect her sister. Then she swims back to the shore on the area of a carnival. From this moment on, Alex has nightmares and daydreams with Louis. What is happening with Alex? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for violence/terror, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

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Wes Craven Presents 'Carnival of Souls'  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot in 1997, not released until 1998. See more »

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Alex Grant: [to Sandra about Louis] I know it sounds impossible, but I know he's here.
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Remake of Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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Borrows the Title and a Small Part of the Original Storyline
29 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

The eleven year-old girl Alex Grant witnesses her mother being raped and killed at home by the carnival clown Louis Seagram (Larry Miller). Many years later, Alex (Bobbie Phillips) works with her younger sister Sandra Grant (Shawnee Smith) in the Mermaid Inn that was owned by their mother. Out of the blue, Alex is attacked by Louis that was hidden in the backseat of her car on the day of the anniversary of the death of her mother. She struggles with Louis and drives her car into the sea to protect her sister. Then she swims back to the shore on the area of a carnival. From this moment on, Alex has nightmares and daydreams with Louis. What is happening with Alex?

"Carnival of Souls" (1962) is a low-budget cult movie with a story that seems to be an episode of "Twilight Zone". "Carnival of Souls" (1998) is not a remake and only borrows the title and a small part of the original storyline. The plot is boring and totally predictable, sort of a combination of "Jacob's Ladder" with "Carnival of Souls". The result is an average and forgettable horror film. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Parque Macabro" ("Macabre Park")


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