Carnival movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant carnival movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychotronic and weird films and TV shows about / with carnival, danger, death, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural, deadly, brutality, youth and crimes plots mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, Brazil and other countries.
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carnival movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as carnival: Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019), Carnival of Souls (1998), Splinterheads (2009), Hell and Back (2015), The Funhouse (1981), Dark Ride (2006), It: Chapter Two (2019), La feria ambulante (2003), Candy Corn (2019), Carnival of Souls (1962).

List of carnival movies

Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
Story: This three-part, self-contained limited series is about the newest member of the Midnight Society, her first scary tale, and what happens to the group when the terrifying events of her story start to actually happen in their small town.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Audience: horror for children
Plot: carnival, fantasy becomes reality, rescue, deal with the devil, group of friends, eccentricity, new student, mind control, initiation, small town, brother sister relationship, girl ...
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Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, slasher, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, witnessing a crime, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Splinterheads (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: SPLINTERHEADS introduces Thomas Middleditch as Justin Frost, a twenty-something slacker whose “thing” is that he has no “thing” at all. When a small-time carnival rolls into town, he meets Galaxy (Rachael Taylor), a gorgeous con artist, or ...
Style: feel good, humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, buddies, friends, love triangle, fall in love, young lovers, love and romance, lifestyle, small town, cons and scams, wooing, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, temptation, small town, black magic, carnival, dream, supernatural, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, mischievous children, circus ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa
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Hell and Back (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two best friends set out to rescue their pal after he's accidentally dragged to hell.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, exciting, entertaining, puppet animation ...
Plot: devil, hell, carnival, angel, rescue, friendship, adventure, magic, partners, fantasy world, evil, teamwork ...
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 5.9
 12K
The Funhouse (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rebellious teen Amy defies her parents by going to a trashy carnival that has pulled into town. In tow are her boyfriend, Buzz, and their friends Liz and Richie. Thinking it would be fun to spend the night in the campy "Funhouse" horror ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, carnival, halloween, violence, youth, stalking, deadly, on the run, crimes, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 5th century, 15th century, year 1975
Place: usa, texas
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 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, amusement park, murder, serial killer, mental institution, deadly, crimes, youth, gory, homicidal maniac, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, year 2003, year 1989, year 1990
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 6.5
 209K
It: Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil, clown, killer clown, inhaler, evil clown, asthma, fear, kids in trouble, killing spree, good versus evil, giant, group of friends ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, quarry, 80s, year 2016
Place: maine, los angeles, new york, usa
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La feria ambulante (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: god or devil, dwarf, healing power, prophecy, psychic, supernatural ability, chosen one, evil, good versus evil, self discovery, clergy, circus ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, year 1934
Place: california, usa
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 3.9
 900
Candy Corn (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On Halloween eve in 1980, local outcast, Julien Cummings, is carelessly murdered. A vagabond witch doctor, Dr. Death, takes matters into his own hands and brings Julien back from the dead to creatively seek brutal revenge on his killers.
Style: psycho film, suspense, dark, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: halloween, carnival, violent, doctor, small town, doctor patient relationship, death, violence, murder, punishment, youth, dead teenager ...
Time: 20th century
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
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 4.6
 514
Sideshow (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While visiting a traveling carnival full of human freaks, high school students nearly join as permanent members.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, kidnapping, kids in trouble, deadly, danger, youth, gory, curses spells and rituals, freakshow, carnival, exploitation, profanity ...
Time: 90s
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 4.2
 1K
Carny (2009)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a traveling carnival comes to a rural Nebraska town, the caged attraction everyone is talking about is the alleged Jersey Devil. When the beast escapes, tearing the citizens to shreds, local sheriff Sam Atlas steps up to form a tracking team. ...
Style: exciting, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: dangerous animal, supernatural, legends and myths, chaos and mayhem, danger, gory, small town, escapades, clergy, deadly, carnival, sheriff ...
Place: usa, nebraska
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Princess and the Pony (2011)
Genre: Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sheltered young princess is sent to live with relatives in America, where she befriends a pony held captive by a shady carnival owner.
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, rescue, family relations, fish out of water, youth, danger, disorder, carnival, kidnapping, pony, heroine, castle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Project Christmas Wish (2020)
Genre: Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years Lucy has played Santa to her small town’s community by making their holiday wishes come true. But when Lucy grants a little girl’s wish for a Christmas like she used to have with her mom, she unexpectedly finds her own wishes coming ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, inspirational, touching, sweet ...
Plot: christmas, father daughter relationship, carnival, fund raising, making a wish, dream, family relations, love and romance, family, parents and children, eligible bachelor, single parent ...
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Jack the Reaper (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of unsuspecting teens face a railroad reaper in his desert carnival.
Style: scary, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, teenager, survival, isolation, danger, off the road, deadly, hiking, carnival, murder, serial killer, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenage friends must resist the spell of an evil showman staging a house of horrors show in their small town.
Style: light, humorous, entertaining, captivating, scary
Audience: horror for children, family outing, teens
Plot: halloween, friendship, bullying, carnival, evil clown, supernatural, danger, amusement park, magic, psychopath, small town, entertainment ...
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 6.2
 195
Boca (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.
Plot: drug lord, carnival, slum, voodoo, illegal drugs, child murder investigation, sexual desire, charisma, child murder, favela, journalist, topless ...
Place: brazil
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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland.
Style: suspense, stylized, intense, harsh, comic ...
Plot: superhero, super villain, batman, psychopath, justice, vigilante, cruelty, vigilantism, organized crime, obsession, murder, torture ...
Is relevant ?
 3.6
 838
Knucklebones (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of bored college students unleash a murderous demon while playing a dice game made from human knucklebones.
Style: macabre, scary, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: demon, dice, amputation, pentagram, fear, death, nightmare, supernatural horror, dealing with death, suicide attempt, characters killed one by one, teenager ...
Time: year 1976, year 2016
Place: texas
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Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: adoption, social worker, friendship, family relations, road trip, on the road, restaurant, children, runaway, getting home, male protagonist, new house ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street
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Torture Garden (1967)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five people visit a fairground sideshow run by the sinister Dr. Diabolo. Having shown them a handful of haunted-house-style attractions, he promises them a genuinely scary experience if they will pay extra.
Style: anthology, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, greed, good versus evil, supernatural, woman in danger, slasher, zombie, danger, serial killer, supernatural ability, hollywood, jealousy ...
Time: future, 60s
Place: california
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 3.3
 638
She Freak (1967)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.
Style: offbeat, scary, semi serious, psychotronic
Plot: diner, waitress, exploitation, carnival, freak, infidelity, woman in danger, legends and myths, rivalry, danger, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 60s
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American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, nightmare, evil, mental institution, danger, witch, nun, evil force, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: strip search, journalism, investigation, media, freedom of the press, carnival, terrorist, crimes, tragic hero, dishonesty, politics, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, west germany, israel
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X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story concerns Dr James Xavier, ably portrayed by Ray Milland. He has invented a serum for improving human vision. When his funding is cut he proceeds to experiment on himself -- with horrifying results. From the director who gave you Swamp ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: monkey, hospital, experiment, scientist, surgery, supernatural, supernatural ability, experimenting, experiment gone awry, gambling, laboratory, scheming ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: las vegas, usa, california
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The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Beatnick Jerry takes his girl, Angie to the carnival. Angie wants to go see the gypsy fortune teller, Jerry does not but relents. After visiting the fortune teller and hearing bad news, Jerry goes alone to see Carmelita, the dancer (the fortune ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, not serious, cult film, psychotronic
Plot: zombie, nightclub, hypnosis, singer, fortune teller, murder, hypnotism, carnival, gypsy, cult, alcohol abuse, oldies ...
Time: 60s
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Dracula III: Legacy (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire ...
Style: rough, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire hunter, castle, massacre, corpse, church, deadly, good versus evil, danger, rebelliousness, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: future
Place: romania
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 2K
Carny (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tired of being a small-town waitress, Donna departs with the latest carnival show, living with entertainers Frankie and Patch in a tense, emotional triangle.
Style: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, semi serious, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: carnival, small town, couples, family relations, siblings relations, teenage life, parents and children, small town life, cons and scams, love triangle, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new jersey, texas, canada, california
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, rookie, police officer, corruption, destiny, death, loner, parenthood, crimes, crime, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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