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3rd Jan '17 6:06:39 PM DrNoPuma
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* Music/KevinMacleod has written a few songs in this style, such as his "Tenebrous Brothers Carnival" series, and "Waltz of the Carnies".
2nd Jan '17 4:35:20 AM Jubileus57
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* The entire soundtrack of ''[[VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles Mystery Case Files: Madame Fate]]'' fits this trope.
12th Dec '16 10:42:38 AM jamespolk
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* Music/TheBand's eponymous theme to ''The Last Waltz'' is a calliope-accompanied funhouse tune in, yep, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin waltz time]]. Instead of creepy, though, the effect is wistful and elegiac. And mighty damned pretty!

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* Music/TheBand's eponymous theme to ''The Last Waltz'' ''Film/TheLastWaltz'' is a calliope-accompanied funhouse tune in, yep, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin waltz time]]. Instead of creepy, though, the effect is wistful and elegiac. And mighty damned pretty!
11th Dec '16 12:57:53 PM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' uses this sort of music, titled ''Dark Carnival'' on the soundtrack, for its circus levels. The sounds of barkers and children throughout make it even creepier.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}}'' uses this sort of music, titled ''Dark Carnival'' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uIksYWaZKA Dark Carnival]]'' on the soundtrack, for its circus levels. The sounds of barkers and children throughout make it even creepier.
16th Nov '16 11:37:23 AM DrNoPuma
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Compare IronicNurseryTune and SoundtrackDissonance. See also CircusOfFear and AmusementParkOfDoom.

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Compare IronicNurseryTune IronicNurseryTune, CreepyJazzMusic, and SoundtrackDissonance. See also CircusOfFear and AmusementParkOfDoom.
13th Nov '16 11:18:27 AM DrNoPuma
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** The boss theme for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACA1ry9rNps Leptio the Flower Clown]] from ''Lunatea's Veil]] also qualifies.

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** The boss theme for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACA1ry9rNps Leptio the Flower Clown]] from ''Lunatea's Veil]] Veil'' also qualifies.



* Considering that the main character is a circus performer and the BigBad is a MonsterClown, it should come across as no surprise that ''VideoGame/AeroTheAcroBat'' contains some examples of this. For example, see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EokMjPZ3JLw Circus 2]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJEXjQV1RKM the boss theme]] (the latter of which is a creepy-circus-themed remix of Flight of the Bumblebee.)

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* Considering that the main character is a circus performer and the BigBad is a MonsterClown, it should come across as no surprise that ''VideoGame/AeroTheAcroBat'' contains some examples of this. For example, see [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EokMjPZ3JLw Circus 2]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJEXjQV1RKM the boss theme]] (the latter of which is a creepy-circus-themed remix of Flight the classical tune "Flight of the Bumblebee.Bumblebee".)
9th Nov '16 9:42:04 AM nombretomado
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* The 1999 version of ''Film/TheHaunting1999'' featured a rotating, mirrored room which played a sprightly circus-type song composed by veteran horror composer JerryGoldsmith. While this was justified in-story by Hugh Crain having built and designed his mansion for children to play in, a review of the movie said it best (in paraphrase): "No horror movie can be complete without creepy circus music." As if the original tune isn't unsettling enough, Eleanor later visits the room in the middle of the night while having her requisite freakout, and the imbalanced spinning she suffers is augmented by a very deep, discordant bass line running in counterpoint to the calliope.

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* The 1999 version of ''Film/TheHaunting1999'' featured a rotating, mirrored room which played a sprightly circus-type song composed by veteran horror composer JerryGoldsmith.Music/JerryGoldsmith. While this was justified in-story by Hugh Crain having built and designed his mansion for children to play in, a review of the movie said it best (in paraphrase): "No horror movie can be complete without creepy circus music." As if the original tune isn't unsettling enough, Eleanor later visits the room in the middle of the night while having her requisite freakout, and the imbalanced spinning she suffers is augmented by a very deep, discordant bass line running in counterpoint to the calliope.
27th Sep '16 1:34:18 PM DrNoPuma
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* Nox Arcana's Carnival of Lost Souls is an ALBUM of this stuff! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7EVNNc07w Example]].

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* Nox Arcana's Carnival Music/NoxArcana's ''Carnival of Lost Souls Souls'' is an ALBUM a whole ''album'' of this stuff! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP7EVNNc07w Example]].For example, see [[https://youtu.be/rZcF8QpEH18 Hall of Mirrors]], in which a creepy organ waltz is backed up by the sounds of maniacal laughter.
10th Sep '16 1:24:50 PM DrNoPuma
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* ''Anime/ChargemanKen'': The waltz music in the CircusEpisode is played in a minor key, and has a very melancholic tone. This turns out to be fitting, because [[spoiler:the circus is a trap to kill Ken.]]
8th Sep '16 11:24:23 AM APatchworkScholar
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* Dot's ''Calliope EP'' is full of this, particularly the tracks "Calliope" and "Freakshow".
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