Killjoy’s Carnage Caravan, aside from being an awesomely fun title, exists as an entry in two different Full Moon franchises. It serves as the seventh and penultimate chapter of their Bunker Of Blood series. These new volume collections play out as a greatest hits compilation of gory and outrageous moments from their most well-known films; though a new framing story has been added. It is also the sixth Killjoy film if one counts it as an official entry.
”…the violent outburst is enough to summon the demonic agent of revenge himself, Killjoy…”
As the Circle of Psycho Surgeons continue their experiment to torture and horrify their victims, a former patient burst into their lair. He seeks vengeance on his tormentors and is able to kill several of them. The rationale behind the violent outburst is enough to summon the demonic agent of revenge himself, Killjoy (Angel Vargas and Trent Haaga). Thus begins the greatest hits moments, which includes segments from the first film, but mainly focuses on the three fan-favorite titles- Killjoy 3, Killjoy Goes To Hell, and Killjoy’s Psycho Circus (my personal favorite). It also throws in a few scenes from a handful of other movies featuring clowns such as Evil Bong 666.
Now, these sorts of clip shows are nothing new for Charles Band’s most successful production company. Puppet Master: The Legacy, which is the eighth movie in that horror series, is comprised of roughly 90% footage from the previous seven entries. It boils down to nothing more than a mostly futile effort to tie the confusing timeline and differing backstories together into one cohesive whole. The Bunker Of Blood movies are designed to be a highlights reel, which allows it more freedom when it comes to a lack of characters, story, and story. Thus, the question that needs to be answered is, does the film give an enticing enough overview of the Killjoy movies to bring new fans and satisfy old ones?