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Carnage (1984)

April. 23,1984
| Drama Horror

Carol and Jonathan, a newlywed couple, move into their new house which is haunted by the ghosts of another newlywed couple who commited suicide in the house three years earlier.


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Memorable, crazy movie

Fatma Suarez

The movie's neither hopeful in contrived ways, nor hopeless in different contrived ways. Somehow it manages to be wonderful

Ella-May O'Brien

Each character in this movie — down to the smallest one — is an individual rather than a type, prone to spontaneous changes of mood and sometimes amusing outbursts of pettiness or ill humor.

Michael Ledo

A married couple moves into a house where a married couple had killed themselves. The place is haunted with low budget effects that lack any scare. The acting was not good....to be kind. Has some camp/ MST-3000 value.No swearing, sex, or nudity.


Those who claim that this is director Andy Milligan's best movie aren't really saying much: it's still a terrible film, just not quite as bad as the rest of his bilge.A cut-rate Amityville-style haunted house story, Carnage opens with the double suicide of newlyweds Susan and Mark Webb (Deeann Veeder and Chris Georges). Three years later and the Webb's house is bought by young married couple Jonathan and Carol Henderson (Michael Chiodo and Leslie Den Dooven) who are clearly unperturbed by the incessant barking of a neighbour's dog.However, after much unexplained spooky shenanigans, mysterious deaths, and constant yapping from the mutt next door, Susan and Mark eventually come to the conclusion that buying the house was a bad idea. Getting a priest round to their gaff doesn't stop the supernatural occurrences, but at least the dog shuts up for a while.With lousy acting from all involved, and special effects limited to objects being moved by wires (some of which are clearly visible) and a fair amount of hokey gore (including a really laughable disembowelment, a meat cleaver in the head and a blood-free decapitation), this woeful ghost flick is strictly for fans of really bad movies.The film ends with the Henderson's joining their other-worldly housemates by also committing suicide, after which, that bloody dog starts barking again.


"A newlywed couple moves into their new home and are ready to settle into their new life together. After settling in, the couple begins experiencing some strange occurrences in the home, and discovers, to their horror, the truth behind them. It seems the former owners of the home were a newlywed couple that committed suicide years before, and are now haunting the place," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis. That the other couple committed suicide in the house is certainly no surprise. In fact, there is no suspense to speak of, in "Carnage". The film is simply a series of gory deaths, around the house… while a dog barks, indecently, outside… Not only does the couple NOT leave the haunted house, they invite other couples to join in the fun. Do not watch this movie without having other things around, to help pass the time.* Carnage (1984) Andy Milligan ~ Leslie Den Dooven, Michael Chiodo, Deeann Veeder, John Garitt


Spoiler I am surprised that this movie got 2.1/10, it should not! This is horrible!!!!!!! Why did Andy Milligan make this crap? This movie begins with two newlywed couples killing each other shortly being married. Then sometime later another newlywed couple move into the house. They invite some friends over, who themselves will be married. Then the fun begins, people start dying or getting seriously hurt. The couple find out that the previous owners committed double suicide and that the house is haunted. So they with the urging of the previous owners' ghosts kill themselves.This movie was low budget, like Milligan's other films, one can easily tell. No creatvity substituted for lack of money, a plot that makes no sense and goes no one. The special effects are cheap and amateurish. why make a horror movie with effects when you don't have money to make at least decent attempts at it? Lack of money means you have to be more creative than the average filmmaker, unfortunately Milligan was not. This movie is so bad they do not even sell it in many places. Look out Plan 9 from outer Space, look out Manos, Hands of Fate, you have a contender for worst picture of all time. Carnage has that potential, the only potential it has.