söndag 19 september 2021


There are moments in life when you feel like you are on top of the world, and everything seems to be heading in the right direction. You don´t really know why, or how, but it´s just one of those moments you should be thankful for. Some people might feel this way after they tried a new job, or perhaps they went viral on Tik Tok. For me personally, the moment i felt that everything is going my way, was when i got to experience director Todd Sheet´s wonderful film Clownado. It is hard not to get emotional when i think about Clownado, because these are one of the few films that i felt was made for me. This film have everything, and i mean everything you could wish for. A fantastic story, acting performances out of this world, special effects that are made with passion, and of course this film have clowns in tornados. When you think about it, there is not much more you could ask for. If you have not seen Clownado yet, you should pick up a DVD or see it on Amazon Prime. There are of course a number of films i could easily mention that are worth waching, for a number of reasons. But let us dig into one film, that some of you might have seen, or at leas heard of. Killer Klowns From Outer Space is a true 80´s classic, when it comes to the combination of horror and comedy. Directed by The Chiodo Brothers, this film takes place near the town called Crescent Cove, where farmer Gene Green ( Royal Dano ), see a light in the sky and believe it might be Halley´s Comet. Local teenagers Mike Tobacco ( Grant Cramer ) and his girlfriend Debbie Stone ( Suzanne Snyder ), decides to go have a look at the crash site. Turns out that this is no comet, but a circus tent-like structure, with flesh eating clowns. This is one of those films you have to own on DVD or Blu Ray, Killer Klowns From Outer Space will forever be a fan favourite, in horror communities worldwide. I have heard several years about a film called CarousHELL, where a unicorn from a carousel attack humans. I remember seeing the trailer back in 2016, but never actually picked up any DVD, until now. I just knew that i had to see CarousHELL, hoping it would be something out of this world. Is it possible that CarousHELL is better than i expected, or is this film just as bad as Kevin Federline´s horrible pop rap album Playing With Fire? 

Duke ( the voice of actor Steve Rimpici ) is a carousel unicorn, who is fed up with being treated like shit. After the child Luchbox ( Teague Shaw ) rides the unicorn Duke in the carousel, he takes off on a killing spree. It´s time to show everyone, that unicorns are not as nice, as you might have thought.

How do we describe a film like CarousHELL? Well, i think you should think like this. Imagine if you are in a Super Market and you find so much delicious fruit, you don´t know wich ones to choose. This is the same feeling you get with CarousHELL, since this film have a lot of treats to offer, no matter what your flavor is. Not only is the idea of a carousel unicorn attacking brilliant, but this film knows exactly how to find a balance between horror and comedy, and take it to the next level. I have seen a lot of horror comedies over the years, and its always tricky to combine these genres. You have to be able to do it with an idea that actually works, and a perfect example of when it did not work at all is the 2016 horror comedy Boo! A Madea Halloween ( holy crap, this is really bad ). And this is why we need a film like CarousHELL, to stear un into the right direction. If you are a fan of practical make up effects, and love bloody kills, this film will definetely please you. There are some really funny scenes where the caroushell unicorn go absolutely nuts, and this is actually the best part of the film. What about the characters? Let´s talk about actor Teague Shaw, who plays Lunchbox. Child actors can be very divided on films, some of them turn out to be good, while some don´t feel like they fit with the character. In the case of Lunchbox, he is definetely the perfect choice for this character. He is funny, and have good timing on his dialogue. Actress Sé Marie as the character Lauren, is definetely the best character of this film. She is cocky, not afraid to express what´s on her mind. However, the funniest character in this film is without a doubt director Steve Rudzinski as the pizza delivery man Joe. He is the perfect example of a nerd, who can´t read the signals of a woman. There are some really funny moments between Joe and Lauren, she´s horny, and all he thinks about is getting his money for the pizza. Most guys would probably stop caring about the pizza money, but not Joe, he is a devoted hard worker. The practical make up effects is definetely one of the things that fans of independent horror will appreciate. We get some really brutal kills, just the way we like it. CarousHELL is not only a really fun ride, it also shows that you probably should respect unicorns more, or they might fuck you up. Director Steve Rudzinski knows exactly how to construct this odd story, and turn it into a delightful B movie. CarousHELL will not only make your day better, you might actually learn something as well, how can anyone say no to that?

Rating: DDDD

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