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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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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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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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Trimark Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sidney Berger who played Mr. Linden in the original. Also plays a cop in the remake. See more »

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When Michael lifts up Alex's skirt to rip the legs off of her pantyhose, the back of her hose is already torn open despite that the sex scene is just beginning. See more »

Quotes

Henry: By the way where's your partner?
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Remake of Carnival of Souls (1962) See more »

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Borrows the Title and a Small Part of the Original Storyline
29 July 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The eleven year-old girl Alex Grant witnesses her mother being raped and killed at home by the carnival clown Louis Seagram (Larry Miller). Many years later, Alex (Bobbie Phillips) works with her younger sister Sandra Grant (Shawnee Smith) 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?

"Carnival of Souls" (1962) is a low-budget cult movie with a story that seems to be an episode of "Twilight Zone". "Carnival of Souls" (1998) is not a remake and only borrows the title and a small part of the original storyline. The plot is boring and totally predictable, sort of a combination of "Jacob's Ladder" with "Carnival of Souls". The result is an average and forgettable horror film. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Parque Macabro" ("Macabre Park")


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