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Here's a creepy-cool new trailer for Alex de la Iglesia's Last Circus

07.26.2011by: Jake Dee

You'll be able to read E.Dubb's review in a few weeks, but until then, I suggest you nab a look at the new trailer for Alex de la Iglesia's twisted tale of the bizarre, THE LAST CIRCUS. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed!

Far from your typical horror flick, here's a murderous yarn set in the always odd and shady circus world. Don't know, I'm getting a Lynch meets Almodovar vibe with this one. What more can a mere mortal ask for?

Featuring Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang (below), Manuel Tallafé and Alejandro Tejerías - THE LAST CIRCUS takes us to:

1937: Spain is in the midst of the brutal Spanish Civil War. A "Happy" circus clown is interrupted mid-performance and forcibly recruited by a militia. Still in his costume, he is handed a machete and led into battle against National soldiers, where he single handedly massacres an entire platoon.

Fast forward to 1973, the tail end of the Franco regime. Javier, the son of the clown, dreams of following in his father's career footsteps, but has seen too much tragedy in his life - he's simply not funny and is only equipped to play the role of the Sad Clown. He finds work in a circus where he befriends an outlandish cast of characters, but as the Sad Clown he must take the abuse of the brutish Happy Clown Sergio, who humiliates Javier daily in the name of entertainment.

It is here that he meets Natalia, a gorgeous acrobat, and abused wife of Sergio. Javier falls deeply in love with Natalia and tries to rescue her from her cruel and violent husband, unleashing Sergio's jealousy. But Natalia is torn between her affection towards Javier, and her lust for Sergio.

With neither man willing to back down, this twisted love triangle evolves into a ferocious battle between Sad Clown and Happy Clown, escalating to unbelievable heights in this absurd, shocking, irreverent and unforgettable film.

THE LAST CIRCUS opens a limited run August 19th.

Extra Tidbit: The Arrow threw a nod to a great carnie horror flick, THE FUNHOUSE this week. What's your favorite carnival/circus themed horror joint?
Source: AITH



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