Malatesta's Carnival of Blood Blu-RayReleased In : United Kingdom
Roll up, roll up! Step right up for Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood – the grisliest, freakiest show in town! Virtually impossible to find until its revival on DVD in the early 2000s, this 1973 cult oddity, from late director Christopher Speeth, is a cinematic experience like no other.
Arriving at a creepy, dilapidated fairground under the premise of looking for work, the Norris family are hoping to track down their missing son, who, they believe, is somewhere in the park. But it’s not long before they find themselves at the mercy of the fairground’s fiendish proprietors and the cannibalistic ghouls lurking in the caverns below.
Filmed at the Willow Grove amusement park in Pennsylvania, Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood is a mind-melting phantasmagoria of carnie craziness which blends elements of Night of the Living Dead and Carnival of Souls, adding an (un)healthy dose of Herschell Gordon Lewis-style gore for good measure.
Actors: Janine Carazo, Jerome Dempsey, Daniel Dietrich
Director: Christopher Speeth
Special Features: Introduction to the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower, Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith, The Secrets of Malatesta - an interview with Director Christopher Speeth, Crimson Speak, Malatesta's Underground, Outtakes, Stills Gallery
Release Year: 1973
Label: Arrow Video
Region Coding: Region Free
Subtitles: English SDH
Case Type: Blu-Ray Case
Run Time: 74 mins
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Video Format: PAL