Personally speaking, one film I’ve been looking forward to forever is Brian Corder’s Carnies. Headlined by two classy genre greats (Reggie Bannister and Doug Jones), it’s a premise that every genre fan has got to love. And we’ve got some more info to help whet your appetite! C’mon in and check it out!
We previously told you that the film is due on DVD on October 12, 2010, but today we bring you word of a limited theatrical release because, as any good genre fan knows, all horror is better on the big screen!
R Squared Films will be giving Carnies its theatrical run at the “Week of Terror” festival at the Bluelight Cinemas in Cupertino, California, and will follow this with an official release throughout San Francisco with tentative dates being planned for the Los Angeles area.
While DVD and VOD are truly great ways to reach as wide an audience as possible, I think it’s a shame that original, low-budget horror really has to struggle to find a place in theaters. I know it’s the way the business works these days, but I don’t have to like it.
Carnies follows a traveling sideshow in 1936, when the workers set up their oddities and illusions in another town hit by the Dust Bowl. However, this town is different, as a sinister force begins to kill off the carnies one-by-one.
Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister of ‘Phantasm’) is put on the case and looks at several of the carnies, including the mysterious carnival owner, Helen (Denise Gosset); the strong man, Virgil (Chris Staviski of ‘Zombie Hunter’); and Ratty, the snake handler (Doug Jones of ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’).
For more information about Carnies, including cast and crew information and a photo gallery, visit the official Carnies website!
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