Children are both blessed and cursed with a complete ignorance of canon. For children of the 80s and 90s, the…
A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. However, the wild-animal trainer, who has been displaced by the team as the carnival's top act, decides to kidnap Alex and sell him to a medical laboratory for experimentation, thereby getting rid of his competition.
Some movies have the ability to seep deep down in your soul, make it self at home and live there FOREVER! Carnival Magic is this movie!
I came across this film paired with another disturbing film, POOR PRETTY EDDIE (but more on that film some other time). I wondered why a kids carnival movie would be paired with a art-house, redneck,rape film. Well, they are a pair made in either hell or heaven, depending on how you look at it.
Carnival Magic is a self-rated G movie that features domestic violence, heavy drinking, a monkey that talks and drives a car and a lion tamer getting mauled.
The story is about a magician named Markov the Magnificent who works at…
Bit dark for a family film, but great fun.
Drags in the middle but it's delightfully stilted B-movie ridiculousness.
A misguided "children's film" that desperately wants to be "E.T." about a talking monkey at a traveling carnival and the hi-jinks that ensue. Also, the BEST Al Adamson movie, imo.
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