October 25: A Carnival/Circus Film


Recommendation: Santa Sangre
Another option: Carnival of Souls

Santa Sangre is directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and if you're familiar with any of his other films, you're probably guessing that this one is a bit strange. You'd be right. To try and describe the plot of this one in any coherent way is difficult, but it basically boils down to the story of a man who carries out murders for his mother, who is missing her arms.

Carnival of Souls is a strange, dreamlike feature from 1962 about a woman who, after a massive car accident, moves to Utah to take on a job as an organist for one of the local churches. In town, she discovers an abandoned carnival, and is compelled to visit the site for reasons she doesn't understand.

"Let's Watch..." is a movie watching challenge for the month of October by Overthinking Horror Films. Each day a new theme is posted, with a couple of film suggestions to get you started. So check in daily!