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A long time has passed since, well viewed anything, and especially since been or written on here, mainly because real life, has been a horror ride, with way less thrills, and a lot more fear, terror and darkness. Aside, as a source of therapy, a sad attempt to bring some feeling or some excitement, back to life and my favorite time of year, going to try reviving 31 days marathon and blog, whom knows, may this is what I needed.
This was a blind buy, however, I have seen the above trailer. I love the carnival, fall fairs, especially created and added to my love of this season, and even the genre. I am anticipating this to be a pseudo remake of Freaks, which I love, just more grindhouse like. Hoping on the old time carnival atmosphere, nostalgia and some earlier genre gore. Alright enough, let’s rock this shit.
Soooooo… Well that was definitely something. The basic plot? Jade is a southern country type waitress, wanting more from life, than her abusive, sexually harassing boss, so she joins the carnival. Eventually marrying the owner of the sideshow, whom is wealthy and well liked. However, things aren’t what they seem, and things take a wrong turn.
Alright. This film, has nearly 50 percent of the run time, with no dialogue at all, instead is a score reminiscent of the 1967 Spiderman cartoon. Kind of an acid jazz, beatnik kind of awfulness. It becomes very annoying quickly. Pacing is almost nonexistent here, nothing much happens about 75 percent of the film, you are treated to a set up, then tear down of a carnival, twice. There is pretty much no character development, barely any plot, what there is though, is cliched, stale and very tired. The titular character, only has a mere 2-3 minutes screen time at the finale, which happens well because. The one high point I suppose, is Claire Brennen , is both attractive and fun to watch, even with her character being a bipolar, often insufferable bitch. There is basically no gore, nothing going on, and the worst fight scene I have seen in a very long time. It’s far too dull, to be enjoyed on the so bad it’s good level, was very hard to keep awake or throw in the towel on this one.
LOOKS LIKE THE CURSE OF THESE 31 DAYS BLINDS IS BACK…. WITH A RATIO OF 80 PERCENT AWFUL TO DATE…. UGH….
RATING: D- (51%)
PROS: Claire Brennan is quite attractive, the old carnival sights have a certain magic to them, especially during the night scenes.
CONS: More than half the film has no dialogue, there is not motivations for actions really, there is no justification for actions, awful gore and fight scene, pretty much nothing in general, unlikeable characters galore, zero character development, pretty much no plot.