Sunday, January 02, 2005

They don't make movies like this anymore. Well, ok , they do. But they fail miserably.


Staring: Candace Hilligoss,Frances Feist,Sidney Berger, and Stan Levitt.

Directed by
Herk Harvey

IMDB Plot Outline: After a traumatic accident, a woman becomes drawn to a mysterious abandoned carnival.

After being desensitized by blood and guts, it's nice to see a good old fashion horror movie. The best part of the movie is atmosphere but there are some genuinely creepy moments. It has a feeling of being much newer than a lot of the other horror movies of the time. It could be mainly because it takes place in this century rather than 18th century England. But I truly see this as one of the marking stones for which horror changed. The visuals from this movie must have influenced many other horror movies as well as punk rock bands. The Night Of The Living Dead no doubt was influenced by this. The wave of ghost stories over the last couple years have been all right, but it just goes to show that a low budget movie made in 1962 seems more relevant than any Japanese film remade with a big budget by Hollywood.

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