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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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Adam Grossman

Writers:

John Clifford (story "Carnival of Souls"), Adam Grossman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobbie Phillips ... Alex Grant
Shawnee Smith ... Sandra Grant
Larry Miller ... Louis Seagram
Paul Johansson ... Michael
Cleavant Derricks ... Sid
Henry G. Sanders ... Officer Soby
Brendan Dillon ... Henry (as Brendan Thomas Dillion)
Anna K. McKown Anna K. McKown ... Elaine (as Anna Kristen McKown)
Raquel Beaudene ... Young Alex
Tiffanie Ann Taylor Tiffanie Ann Taylor ... Young Sandra
Joseph S. Griffo ... Photographer
Robert LaSardo ... Candyman (as Robert A. LaSardo)
Mark Paskell Mark Paskell ... Clown
Ellen Albertini Dow ... Mrs. Meltzer
Andrew Craig Andrew Craig ... Worker
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wes Craven Presents 'Carnival of Souls' See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 1997, not released until 1998. See more »

Quotes

Alex Grant: [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 :(
6 February 1999 | by tampSee all my reviews

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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