Beyond the Clowns
Day 26 brought us a unique take on torture with Torture Chamber Chills. Day 27 of 31 Days of Horror Movie Challenge: Carnival Nightmares, continues a varying outlook, this time with circus-related horror films: Freaks (1932), Phantasm (1979), and Santa Sangre (1989). These circus-themed horror films showcase the genre’s diversity. Freaks tackles societal fears and circus rituals with real-life performers, Phantasm combines surreal horror with supernatural elements, and Santa Sangre delves into psychological horror and symbolic circus rituals.