Starring: Steve Rimpici, Sé Marie, Haley Madison
It's a testament to how far I've gone a slasher fan when the phrase "killer carousel unicorn slasher" doesn't even faze me.
After a fat kid took a ride on him and abused him with boogers one day, Duke had enough and breaks out of the carousel to start stalking down the boy, goring, stomping, and bucking everybody else that got in the way or does he just felt like killing. Trailing him is Cowboy Cool, one of the mascots of the fun park who's now well aware of Duke's killing spree and has apparently come prepared to end him. But will he make it in time? Or will the pissed-off equine horror gets his hooves bloodied with fat kid guts?
And for God's sake, will someone just pay the pizza guy?
Much of what makes the humor in CarousHell mostly work is its writing and the energetic execution by everyone involved, whether on or behind the screen. Yes, there are a few gags that missed, felt too cheesy or went on too long, particularly the ones involving a pair of (possibly incestuous?) Canadians who openly despise Americans, but the rest of the jokes are a gaggle of laughs like its jab at bronies, the adult fans of My Little Pony; a montage of Duke partying with his soon-to-be victims and a running gag of director Steve Rudzinski as Joe The Pizza Guy who's dedication to his job made him oblivious to a girl's constant flirting and wants nothing more than to get paid for the pizza he's delivering.
Speaking of dismemberment, I do like the fact that albeit having a talking horned horse as a villain, CarousHell embraces the absurdity of its plot and simply have Duke murder his victims like any human slasher would, limiting horn goring to a couple of kills while filling the rest of the bodycount with death by machetes, garrotes, plastic flamingos or, among the few that got me laughing, ninja stars and laser vision that came out of left field. How he does it doesn't matter, but what does is the gore used here looking way better than it should be given the small budget this movie had to work on, so kudos to the special effects people responsible to this film's splashy latex parts and chunky blood! The effects rock, so you all rock!
1 male gored on the neck
1 male hacked on the head with a machete
1 male gets throwing stars to the back
1 female had her neck garroted open
1 male had his head kicked apart
2 males impaled with a pink lawn flamingo
1 female trampled to death
1 male gored on the gut
1 female had her neck bitten open
1 male shot with an arrow
1 female shot on the neck with an arrow
1 female shot on the chest with an arrow
1 male had his face stomped in
1 male axed on the head
1 male had his face repeatedly sliced with a pizza cutter
1 female cooked alive with laser vision
1 male dies from an axed back
1 boy ran over with a car