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Circuses and carnivals feature clowns, contortionists, and exceptional humans of many varieties. There might be animals, wild and domestic, and rides, romantic and terrifying. And there's a troupe of intriguing people passing through...

Circuses and carnivals feature clowns, contortionists, and exceptional humans of many varieties. There might be animals, wild and domestic, and rides, romantic and terrifying. And there's a troupe of intriguing people passing through your town in the midsummer heat.
Doug Johnson
Jul 8, 2013
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Movie Trailer, 1983 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Kirsten Worthy Ortego

By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes

The few years I spent growing up in Key West, my siblings and I weren't allowed to walk the streets trick-or-treating. My parents felt the area was too highly plagued by sin. Instead, we would go to the church carnival which was rather fun, but we were only allowed to dress up as Bible characters. My favorite was the year I was dressed up as Rahab the prostitute. Scarlet cord and all. Seems rather twisted now.
My childhood had moments of WTF. I digress.
Each Halloween ended with the showing of a video in the sanctuary. The first few years, the videos were called, "Pagan Invasion," and involved highly graphic depictions of what it was like growing up in a Satanic Cult.
Then there was the off year where they showed this film. Something Wicked This Way Comes. I loved it! It creeped me out way more than those other videos. This was my introduction to Ray Bradbury. The metaphor of the carnival to Satan and his minions is pretty awesome. The fulfilling of one's deepest desires and then stealing the means by which to enjoy them is deliciously twisted. Go Ray!
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