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12 + 1 films horror not to multiple times, you In the circus And Funfair

12 + 1 films horror not to multiple times, you In the circus And Funfair

by horrormovies.gr30/08/2014

The circus and the amusement parks have always been places of joy and entertainment for most of us, both in our childhood and riper. Nevertheless, the inventive minds of horror filmmakers managed to infiltrate these entertainment venues to transform them into places of efialtikoys. In places where blood and terror abound!

The editorial team of the horrormovies.gr chose for you 12 + 1 notable horror films that contain circus or funfair and that will force you to think every time you visit one of two entertainment venues. Unless of course if you balk so much and you don't want to it multiple times, you to them!

The following films we find circus or funfair either as main field of action or as a place where stories one or more memorable horror scenes. The films are not placed with a series of qualitative assessment but in random order. Good reading!


The Funhouse (1981)

(The Tunnel of horror)

funhouse 1981Can the great Tobe Hooper has stayed in the history of horror cinema for "Schizo Killer with the saw ' but in the first phase of his career further, there are good moments that deserve our attention. To them belong the sympathetic "The Funhouse" 1981 which falls generally in the slasher tradition but draws elements from the theme of paranoid families in more modestly but frames compared to the "Texas Chain Saw Massacre".

The film takes us to an American amusement park where a paranoid father with his deformed son of chasing a group of young people in the "House of horror (or train of terror as we say in Greece) after the closing of the roller coaster. Despite the relatively mild and limited bloodshed, "The Funhouse" contains several scenes of anguish in a delightfully claustrophobic and frightening surroundings such as the above-mentioned installation of amusement parks. The deformed son that chases young people is the absolute highlight of the film, and despite the obvious false guise of winning our sympathies on easily …

Director: Tobe Hooper.
Screenplay: Lawrence Block.
Cast: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin.

Freaks (1932)


freaks 1932From the Director of the classic "Dracula" (1931) Tod Browning comes this horror film history with special value on cult cinema. The "Freaks" was a very unconventional film for its time and this is reflected in the difficulty of the then public to accept. Of course, history has vindicated the work of Browning and although he remained under wraps for 30 years no, from the 1960s onwards was cemented into the Pantheon of classic horror films without further controversy. Of course became the necessary cuts and additions to the film without fortunately to downgrade the final image.

Of the notable features of the "Freaks" are using real people with various disabilities and deformities who undertook to play the controversial role of ' monsters ' of the errant movie circus. However the "Freaks" takes care to remind us that the real "monsters" are not distorted theatrinoi the circus but two "normal" members of the circus who conspire to seize the property of a dwarf who belongs to the "freaks". Fans of quality horror should seek out this age-old diamond isn't just a good horror movie. It is a multi-faceted film that masterfully balances between horror, comedy, romance and drama while at our end sends a powerful shock to the creepy subversive finale.

Directed by Tod Browning.
Script: Tod Robbins.
Cast: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova.

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Something Wicked This WayAt a time when Disney was trying to free itself from the cartoons and light family films, made its appearance in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" based on Ray Bradbury's book title. Gathering experiences from previous horror film of that company – the wonderful "The Watcher In The Woods" which was released at the dawn of the 80s – this new horror effort mate the Jack Clayton proves a worthy continuer stressing once again more horror than fantasy. Of course the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is not completely eliminates the fantasy elements – something objectively difficult for a company like Disney – but combines successfully with terror being a pleasant experience for moviegoers of almost all ages.

It is neither too childish or too ripe. Located in ideal balance would say and with the contribution gifted actors such as Jason Robards, Ellen Geer, Diane Ladd and Jonathan Pryce WINS constantly points. Some obsolete effects don't stand capable of take away interest after the movie has us early in Captivate dark roller coaster which is the main Trump. He is well and the reason that we put in special issue: the mysterious amusement park that runs the nondescript Mr Dark and captivates the residents of the small town in which newly installed. But seduction is hiding something Satanic aiming the souls of the victims. Fortunately, two young boys perceive the risk and with the help of a father trying to stop Mr. Dark Carnival with the freaks.

Director: Jack Clayton.
Writer: Ray Bradbury.
Cast: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd.

Carnival of Souls (1962)

(The mark of sin)

carnival souls 1962What to prwtograpsei about a movie station in horror cinema as the insurmountable ' Carnival of Souls '? With extremely meager budget (only $ 33,000) timeless cult classic of Herk Harvey now holds a prominent position in the history of our beloved tent having influence filmmakers behemoths like George Romero and David Lynch while inspired many horror films, especially the two previous decades, with themes of ghosts and ghoulish.

The ' Carnival of Souls ' has one of the most horrifying atmospheres that we have met. From early on in the nets knew captures and not to leave to take a breath. The pompous musical themes, the black-and-white photo, the startled gaze of completely unknown prwtagwnistrias and countless scenes of anthology that freezes the blood they compose one of the tromaktikotera film of the scene. And what is the relationship with our papers? But of course the abandoned amusement park that for some strange reason it attracts the heroine after the accident he had with her car. Dead souls lurking there giving a creepy dance that will lift the hair banister!

Directed By Herk Harvey.
Screenplay: John Clifford.
Actors: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger.

Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)

Killer Klowns From Outer SpaceIs probably the craziest film tribute. "Killer Klowns from Outer Space" has a circus and funfair … Although the circus is actually the spaceship of clown passengers! In this frantic comedy horror/sci-fi by Chiodo brothers watching the whacky adventure of the inhabitants of a small American town who accept continuous attack by a gang of alien clowns! The clowns with their pistols pied entrap people in Fuchsia cocoons (!) and store them for later feeding.

This historic cult trash with kartoynistika effects offers plenty of jazz and many scenes of anthology that you can discuss with your friends when you want to kill your time. The advent of pizza from a clown, hilarious shadow that plagues people, beheading one alitampoyra from punch clowns, the bombing of a wretch with tarts and a clown of immense proportions that appears literally like a deus ex machina are just some of the countless scenes of absolute its folly that will entertain you. Not only do the wrong and get serious about film. Because it is one of those "so bad, that's good ' as we say in the argot of the film critics …

Directed By: Stephen Chiodo.
Screenplay: Stephen Chiodo, Chiodo Chiodo, Charles Edward.
Cast: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson.

Santa Sangre (1989)

(Santa Sangkre)

santa sangre 1989Another wonderful film and one of the best in our papers. This is the bizarre "Santa Sangre" by filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky Gallochilianoy that appeared in the late 1980s, creating a great sensation in cinephile circles. The film tells the story of a tired new that is locked up in a mental hospital and through memories leads to the tragic events that led him there. In his childhood the whole circus that followed his parents participating in performances. A horrible day but his father maimed upper limbs of his wife and committed suicide in front of his son sokarismenoy.

After the tragic ending of the hero's parents and the confinement of the Foundation brings us back to the present. The young protagonist escapes from the institution and under the guidance of akrwtiriasmenis mother of murdering several faces from the past and present. It really is not easy to classify the "Santa Sangre" into a single category. Elements of drama, horror, thriller and musical combined maestrika and with vehicle the lyrical direction of Jodorowsky film takes off at high altitudes. Surreal, violent, morbid, depressive and challenging at the same time, the film is an exquisite sample of avant-garde cinema that will shock you. And of course I'll haunt you whenever you visit the circus …

Directed By: Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Screenplay: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Claudio Argento, Roberto Leoni.
Actors: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell.

Final Destination 3 (2006)

(See Your death 3)

final destination 3The third part of the successful franchise "Final Destination" is the perfect movie to discourage yourself (or whoever you want) to revisit funfair and specifically the famous Roller Coaster Rides ' risky '. Ypopsiastikate as the reason for the inclusion of "Final Destination 3" in our tribute is the inaugural monumental sequences where a seemingly ordinary roller coaster ride turns into a deadly trap for his passengers.

Such sequences (which most probably will know) is incredibly stressful and macabre and not going to ever erase from our memory what years though pass. So great is the shock that transmits. The credit us in James Wong, who after the first radical film of the franchise returned to create a worthy sequel with unforgettable scenes of anthology. Fatal roller coaster is just the top of them. What do you say? Going for a ride?

Director: James Wong.
Screenplay: James Wong, Glen Morgan.
Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche.

Vampire Circus (1972)

(Ghost Dance)

vampire circus 1972Is one of the best bampirika films of historical British company Hammer. The "Vampire Circus" can not excited critics at the time of its release but so far has managed to win the public's esteem and often mentioned as one of the greatest films of Hammer. Something reasonable since this film contains everything wants the believer of quality horror quality: bampirismo given with seriousness and Majesty, interesting characters, well-written script, atmospheric, Gothic aesthetic and unusually rich gore for the standards of Hammer.

As the title suggests, the main stage is a wandering circus consisting of outlandish members some of whom are vampires. The circus arrives in a small village ravaged by an epidemic and is a temporary amusement of residents. Slowly, however, village children disappear tumbling victims of circus vampires who want to revive an older vampire whom locals had killed 50 years ago. If you like the classic gothic horror of the Hammer and the charming vampires then don't miss the wonderful "Vampire Circus".

Directed By: Robert Young.
Writer: Judson Kingberg.
Cast: Adrienne Corri, Thorley Walters, Anthony Higgins.

Dark Ride (2006)

dark ride 2006In the footsteps of The "Funhouse", "The Dark Ride" on new horror site in Craig Singer comes to increase the liters of blood flooded the houses of horror the amusement park. As in Tobe Hooper's film, so in this film goal of paranoid murderer is a group of young people who decide to spend the night of their spring trip to an amusement park. Unaware that a maniac who escaped from lunatic asylum has been installed on site and ready for new bloodshed. You see … the masked killer is dipped in the blood of the same site having slashed two little girls in the "House of horror" 10 years ago.

Certainly the ' Dark Ride ' has all the cliches of slasher films but the claustrophobic environment within the "House of horror" at the amusement park with its eerie well-designed figures pop in unannounced, give it a special touch of terror – welcome to the friends of the scene. The killer with the baby mask looks unstoppable and offers plenty of bloodbath. A small reversal in finale Act however in favor of film. After the "Dark Ride" and the earlier "The Funhouse" Hooper's, probably will think seriously before they re-enter into houses or trains of terror as we usually see here …

Directed By: Craig Singer.
Writer: Craig Singer, Robert Dean Klein.
Cast: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patrick Renna, David Clayton.

The Devil's Carnival (2012)

devils carnivalFrom the Director of "Saw II," "Saw III" and "Saw IV" comes this nice musicals horror that is clear as long as you don't go Devil's The title "Carnival." Three dead souls go to hell which the film presents as a circus/Carnival. The circus staff of hell consists of an inexhaustible variety of theatrinwn while the doorman who cuts the tickets and the Terriers have Lucifer leading role (especially the second). The three deceased (two women and a man) after their death to the circus where they have the opportunity to be redeemed from the sins of their life after talaipwrithoyn from the antics of circus theatrinwn.

«Devil's» The Carnival belongs to a peculiar and somewhat "difficult" idiom of horror cinema. The musician tremor is not so digestible for large portion of horror together but luckily for us the Bousman and his associates are doing swimmingly here. Deliver a psychagwgikotato film "light" horror with strong artistic touches and ceaseless tunefulness. All the characters are, as far as the pluralism of fancy colors charms and the short duration of the film (almost 1 hour) helps to become affordable and enjoyable. Tsekarete whether you find it anywhere and you might find yourself singing along with the actors the catchy songs that frame the film.

Directed By: Darren Lynn Bousman.
Screenplay: Terrance Zdunich.
Cast: Emilie Autumn, Andre Shem Byron, Dayton Callie.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

(The laboratory of Dr. Kaligkari)

Cabinet Dr Caligari 1920This is one of the masterpieces of German Expressionism and one of the best movies of the cinema boyboy. The monumental "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari." it has immeasurable value not only for the scene of terror but also for cinema in General. Was a key influence of giant Alfred Hitchcock films and is considered a model for the formation of film-noir. All the techniques of German Expressionism are found here: the outlandish backdrops with geometric shapes and sharp corners, the dreamlike atmosphere, the unworldly lighting, stylized acting, the "mental" type arranged themes that highlight the paranoia and mental disorders …

The reason that we have included in our special issue "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari." is the feast (something between circus and funfair) in which the protagonist knows the sinister Dr. Kaligkari and the even more bizarre ypnobati-Assistant within a show. Dramatic and deadly events succeed one another and paranoia intensifies as they roll the minutes. And as if all this were not enough, comes and the monumental finale with one of the biggest upsets in world cinema. Of course would not disclose but considering how many movies were inspired by this modelling similar finishes then we can easily recognise the leadership of his sublime this silent film. Our compliments …

Director: Robert Wiene.
Screenplay: Carl Mayer, Hans Janowitz.
Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher.

Zombieland (2009)

zombielandHave it about zombies in our position papers? Of course they have when it comes to the staggering "Zombieland", one of the most successful commercial film with zombies of all time in cinema. The reason I include is the last explosive 20-in which four heroes of the film are battling with hungry zombies at the amusement park "desert Pacific Playland ' of Los Angeles – a place that supposedly would be free from the hordes of zombies that have flooded the US.

The scene at the amusement park is one of the most entertaining and exciting throughout the film and despite the predictable evolution keeps you firmly in place with high intensity and hard-hitting action shots. The remarkable ensemble cast is one of the strengths of the film and the lure for many to deal with. Although the "Zombieland" is in our opinion overstated at the expense of other worthwhile family film, it is still an entertaining and kalogyrismeno film that easily wins the sympathy of viewers.

Director: Ruben Fleischer.
Screenplay: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick.
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson.


Clownhouse (1989)

(The circus of terror)

clownhouse 1989Many learned the Victor Salva from the successful franchise of modern era "Jeepers Creepers". But that this had preoccupied us filmmaker in the late ' 80s with the remarkable debut. A debut that revolved around the known phobia of clowns for pitsirikiwn and offers some memorable scenes of horror in the circus. The reason for the relatively unknown at younger audiences "Clownhouse 1989" or "Circus of terror" as the learned and loved the most old from VHS.

The film presents the dramatic moments that live three young siblings when under attack during the night inside their own home by three runaways lunatics must be stopped an asylum. The paranoid after they killed the clown of the nearby circus took the clothes and now preparing to besiege the home of children with wild moods. See the children's parents decided to go out that night, leaving their children defenseless in murderous appetites of paranoid clown.

The film has lavish suspenseful, claustrophobic atmosphere, good pace and nice music resulting in holding dammed throughout its duration despite the evident flaws and psilopaidiki nature. Give a chance to this forgotten Salva's movie and you will not regret it.

Directed By Victor Salva.
Screenplay: Victor Salva.
Cast: Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Sam Rockwell.
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