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Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (1973)

Not Rated | | Horror | 1973 (USA)
The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out... See full summary »

Director:

Christopher Speeth (as Christopher Eric Speeth)

Writer:

Werner Liepolt (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janine Carazo Janine Carazo ... Vena
Jerome Dempsey ... Blood
Daniel Dietrich Daniel Dietrich ... Malatesta
Lenny Baker ... Sonja
Hervé Villechaize ... Bobo
William Preston ... Sticker
Paul Hostetler Paul Hostetler ... Mr. Norris
Betsy Henn Betsy Henn ... Mrs. Norris
Chris Thomas Chris Thomas ... Kit
Paul Townsend Paul Townsend ... Johnny
Tom Markus ... Bean
Sebastian Stuart Sebastian Stuart ... Lucky
James Lambert James Lambert ... Winston
Rebecca Stuart Rebecca Stuart ... Leading Ghoul
Jim McCrane Jim McCrane ... Mr. Davis
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The Norris family get jobs working at a seedy old carnival as a cover for searching for their missing son who disappeared after visiting said carnival. Eccentric manager Mr. Blood turns out to be a vampire while the evil owner Malatesta rules over a gaggle of ghastly ghouls who watch silent movies when they aren't feasting on human flesh. Written by Woodyanders

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You'll Shriek With Horror! ... As You Watch His Victims Take a Diabolical Roller-Coaster Ride to Bloody Death

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Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1973 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The filming location of this movie is now a flea market every Sunday. See more »

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References Dracula (1931) See more »

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The carnival is over.
6 July 2010 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Malatesta's carnival of blood welcomes its guests with cannibalistic ghouls and blood-sucking vampires.It's weird and very loosely narrated assault on the viewer's senses.The sets and images are gloriously surreal,the atmosphere is dreamy and there is a nice amount of blood as we see the ghouls devouring its human prey.The action is fast and there are some truly odd characters for example Malatesta,a creepy dwarf named Bobo with his annoying French accent,psychotic Mr.Blood and a transvestite fortune teller.If you liked Frederick Hobbs movies or "Death Bed:The Bed that Eats" check out "Malatesta's Carnival of Blood".8 out of 10.A surreal treat of epic proportions!


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