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Sideshow (2000)

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While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.


Fred Olen Ray


Neal Marshall Stevens (as Benjamin Carr)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Martz ... Bobby
Michael Amos Michael Amos ... Tommy
Scott McCann Scott McCann ... Grant (as Scott Clark)
Jessi Keenan ... Melanie (as Jessica Keenan)
Phil Fondacaro ... Abbot Graves
Jeana Blackman Jeana Blackman ... Jeanie
Peter Spellos ... Conjoin-O / Lester (as G. Gordon Baer)
Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi ... Little Face (as Melvin 'Shorty' Rossi)
Curran Sympson Curran Sympson ... Aelita
Fred Pierce Fred Pierce ... Hans / Bug Boy
Shyra Deland Shyra Deland ... Digestina
Ross Hagen ... Sheriff
Brinke Stevens ... Madame Volosca
Alicia McCutcheon Alicia McCutcheon ... Hilda The Faceless Girl
Richard Gabai ... Agent


While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, nudity, and horror images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

November 2001 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnaval sangriento See more »


Box Office


$120,000 (estimated)
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Shot at night in six days. See more »


Featured in Full Moon Fright Night: Sideshow (2002) See more »


As Above, So Below
Written by Grant Colburn and Bryn Phillips
Performed by Graphic Nature
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"Step right up."
28 November 2004 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

Sideshow was one of the later Full Moon outings so that means it had a lot of potential to suck. It did, but it's better than most of the drivel they were putting out around this time (Ragdoll, I'm talking about you). We've got the usual 30-somethings masquerading as high school students who visit a traveling carnival and become permanent members of the freak show. The make-up isn't that bad, but some of the freaks don't make sense. I mean, Digestina? She lives in a vat of stomach acid and excretes toasters. What the hell? About the acting, let's just say it was bad and leave it at that. Phil Fondacaro is my favorite minuscule actor and he's the only one coming off as a professional. The movie ended very abruptly and just left me feeling stupid for watching it. But what else did I expect from a Fred Olen Ray movie? Oh, and I almost forgot Brinke Stevens is wasted in a bit cameo. The Videozone after the feature was very informative, however. It revealed that Fred Olen Ray was at one time a carnie. I knew it all along!!!

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