The talents of the wonderful Jonathan Pryce are wasted in this poor adaptation of Ray Bradbury's tale of fantasy and the supernatural. Pryce stars as Mr. Dark, the mysterious and sinister owner of a traveling carnival that comes to a small Illinois town in the early 20th century and
immediately enthralls the townsfolk. Most of the people in this small town have unfulfilled dreams or wishes for a better life, which Mr. Dark can give to them, but only if they join his dark circus as freaks. Bradbury's surprisingly bland script, the perfunctory direction, and so-so special
effects cripple what could have been a great movie had director Sam Peckinpah--who long dreamed ...