A nebbish small town family goes to work at a carnival in some decrepit, decaying upstate armpit half-city that is actually a front for a perverted cult of fanatics who feed on human flesh and watch old silent movies down in the catacombs below the carnival. One by one the family and their friends are lured to their deaths, and eventually eaten.
Malatesta's carnival of blood welcomes its guests with cannibalistic ghouls and blood-sucking vampires. It's weird and very loosely narrated assault on the viewer's senses. The sets and images are gloriously surreal, the atmosphere is dreamy and there is a nice amount of blood as we see the ghouls devouring its human prey. The action is fast and there are some truly odd characters for example Malatesta, a creepy dwarf named Bobo with his annoying French accent, psychotic Mr.Blood and a transvestite fortune teller. If you liked Frederick Hobbs movies or "Death Bed:The Bed that Eats" check out "Malatesta's Carnival of Blood". A surreal treat of epic proportions!