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Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood
Thing from the Attic...
Spectacular 12-page in-depth cover-story and write-up in Video Watchdog delves into the forty year history of our artsy low-budget horror film that somehow still remains un-dead.
"Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood …looks like almost nothing else, with a handmade, collage-art-of-the-damned design that resembles the Manson Family remaking Magical Mystery Tour in the aftermath of a circus train derailment."
"Speeth obviously opted for visual audacity over linear storytelling… Modern viewers would be more inclined to words like 'psychedelic' or 'trippy.'"
"Malatesta's most striking features are undoubtedly its sets. A fever dream of craft fair cast-offs and repurposed garbage, the cavernous interiors resemble a collision of Warhol's Factory and a Coney Island sideshow. .."
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About Malatesta's Carnival of Blood Documentary filmmaker Christopher Speeth's only venture into the horror film genre, Malatesta's Carnival of Blood just refuses to stay dead. Considered lost for over 30 years, a single copy was unearthed, transferred to DVD at American Zoetrope. It went on to win Best Vintage Film at the Eerie Horror Film Fest, sealing it's status as a cult classic. Audiences who may have missed it in drive-in theatres in the 1970s, or who want to recreate that experience, can do so with the new DVD, American Horror Project Volume 1, available at online vendors including
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