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
Most of the movie was filmed in San Pedro, California, a small port town in Los Angeles county. In the scene where Alex goes to buy a pump and sees her younger self, she is in a maritime junkyard called "Tally Ho!", on the corner of 22nd and Mesa Street. This junkyard has only recently gone out of business (as of 2020). Scenes that show the abandoned carnival were shot on San Pedro's harbor near the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which connects to the city of Long Beach. One of the beginning scenes where Alex is standing over a cliff overlooking the ocean was shot on Paseo Del Mar, a seaside road that runs in front of San Pedro's famous Korean Bell, into Palos Verdes and eventually the city of Torrance. Other scenes can be seen of Alex driving along the same scenic road as well. See more »
When Michael lifts up Alex's skirt to rip the legs off of her pantyhose, the back of her hose is already torn open despite that the sex scene is just beginning. See more »
[to Sandra about Louis]
I know it sounds impossible, but I know he's here.
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Oh no it's got "Wes Craven presents" in the title :(
The pits! God knows why Wes Craven insists on slapping his name on the front of drivel like this, it's only going to ruin his reputation.
I've not seen the first film that this was based on so I can't compare them.(please someone do the honors & tear this film to pieces)
Far too many prolonged dream sequences got me reaching for the fast forward button, characters you don't really care about, gorehounds will hate it & a naff ending just about sums this film up. one out of ten.
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