Starring: Doug Jones ... The Ratcatcher Reggie
Bannister ... Detective Conrad Elliso Chris
Staviski ...Virgil Handso
Dave Markham ...William Crowley
Lynn Ayala ...Zoe Kroistakas
Denise Gossett ...Helen
Bill Schultz ...Siniscargo
Tony Simmons ...Doc Slickshall
Ford Austin ...The Talkern
Mighty Mike Murga ... The Fire Eater
Lee Perkins ... Professor James Algonquin
Sawdust in the
Blood' used to be a Carnie compliment ... not a description
of a crime scene.
There are a thousand
sideshows playing thousands of small towns in 1936 when the
Knuckles Brothers Show rolls into yet another town, ready to
delight and dazzle the town folk with amazing acts and puzzling
oddities. As they set up their tents they could not know that
within days several of them would be dead, ripped savagely apart
by a seemingly inhuman force, their souls stolen from their
limp and bloody bodies.
the owner of the Carnie, drugged out half the time, demanding
all the time ... is she, in her drug-addled haze, the killer?
Meet Virgil, the Strong Man with a weak heart for Zoe,
the fortune telling gypsy enchantress. Meet Ratty,
Virgil's friend and the Snake Handler for the show
... a peculiar young man understood by few. Meet William
Crowley, the Sword Swallower, who, along with Virgil
and Ratty, investigates the mystery, but perhaps too
late to escape the same grisly fate as his colleagues. What
sinister force is slashing its way through this family of performers
leaving a trail of blood and crumpled, torn, soulless bodies
in its wake? Step up, step up, ladies and gentlemen, the show
is about to begin ...
Synopsis from the
STREET DATE: October
AUDIO: English 5.1 Dolby
U.S. RATING: Not Rated
DISTRIBUTORS: R-Squared Films (USA, Canada)
Runtime: 83 Minutes
Doug Jones Interview
Reggie Bannister on set Interview
Behind the Scenes of Carnies
"Flying or Falling" Music Video
Being Distributed in North America
By R-Squared Films
(June 3, 2010) ~
The North America distribution rights for the new horror film
‘Carnies’ have been picked up by R-Squared Films.
The movie, which was directed by Brian Corder and is presented
by T.R. Productions, also now has an official DVD release date
of October 12th, 2010. A limited
theatrical and VOD release are also planned, and dates are set
to be announced shortly.
‘Carnies’ follows a traveling sideshow in 1936,
when the workers set up their oddities and illusions in another
town hit by the dustbowl. 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, 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 its official
website at: http://www.carniesmovie.com/.