A few days ago I wrote a review on here about a film called 2 Headed Shark Attack. I started that review saying it was the worst film I'd ever seen. Well that title has well and truly been passed onto this pile of crap. I'd also like to point out with no disrespect to the other reviewers but I can only assume they were high when they watched this film because the other reviews do not reflect this film in the slightest.
This film has no ads or any annoying production intros it dives straight into the film - This is the ONLY good thing about Carnival of Fear. It starts rather abruptly with a boy running from an older gentlemen in the woods. The boy seeks refuge in a hut where an old man eating beans appears to already be hiding in. Within seconds the young boy is on a rollercoaster with the man who was chasing him. What happened next was insulting as a paying customer watching this film. Essentially a sequence showing the boy on a rollercoaster obviously taken out of a Nintendo game is played. The film then gets worse and worse to the stage where there is no storyline whatsoever. There is no proper editing or anything that remotely indicates this "film" was made by anyone other than a demented chimp with a camcorder on it's forehead.
The film lasts a marathon 2 hours, and it's exactly that a marathon painful, slow and no matter how much you want it to end more just keeps on coming. I must admit I stopped taking anything in after the main character was watching herself getting raped by a teddy bear.
I read somewhere that Carnival of Fear was a remake of an older film, if that is true then that director must be spinning in his grave.
Carnival of Fear is rated 18 in the UK. I honestly don't think the BBFC went far enough with that certificate though, I believe this film should not be allowed to be sold to anyone other than the clowns who feature in it. While on the topic of sale, £8 was paid for this crap. £8 too much.
To summarise I'd aptly liken Carnival of Fear to those tacky photographs you can buy after you go on a rollercoaster. They look good in the window but when you hand over your money and you look at what you've actually bought you can't help but feel robbed. I implore anyone thinking of buying this to slap themselves and find a real horror instead. The only place this DVD belongs is the bargain bucket.