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The Best Horror Movies About Carnivals and Amusement Parks  

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Is there anything creepier than an abandoned carnival? Since the answer is no, we're ranking the best horror movies about carnivals or amusement parks, as voted on by horror fans like you. What is your favorite scary movie that takes place in a carnival? The horror movies on this list are set in fairs, carnivals, or amusement parks of some kind, and all of them are scary as hell. Many feature extremely creepy clowns.

What are some popular carnival horror films? The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 has some pivotal scenes that take place on abandoned carnival grounds, and although the movie received mixed reviews after its release in 1986, it has since developed a cult following. Something Wicked This Way Comes is also a great horror movie set in a carnival, which ironically enough was produced by Walt Disney Pictures.

Good amusement park horror movies include Dark Ride, Deadwood Park, and Escape From Tomorrow, a modern black and white fantasy horror film that takes place in a big theme park.

Vote up your favorite carnival or theme park horror movies, and downvote any that you've seen and wouldn't recommend.

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Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Carnivals and Amusement Parks
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival Terrance Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, Adam Pascal
The Park is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies About Carnivals and Amusement Parks
Laila Boonyasak, Kara Hui, Kwok Cheung Tsang
The Park is a 2003 Hong Kong horror film originally released in 3-D. The film was directed and produced by Andrew Lau. The film was shown at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival as part of the ...more