Six Pix: Carnivals


Movie Posters from Magic or Dark Movies

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

No state fairs. No circuses. Just carnivals this time for Six Pix.

Included are: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932); Carnival of Souls (1962); Carny (1980); The Funhouse (1981); and Something Wicked this Way Comes (1983).

When it comes to clowns and carnivals, filmdom has not portrayed either in a very good light, has it? The posters are another story: these are all gems. The lurid expressionism of Murders. The use of angular, distorted shapes and figures in Cabinet. The spectral milieus of Something Wicked and Carnival. And, of course, the gritty realism of Carny and Funhouse. Each accurately conveys what you’ll be seeing on the screen when the lights dim. Must I pick a favorite? Well, call me a sucker for nightmarish dreamscapes. Something Wicked this Way Comes has my vote.


Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)