Here's the first full-length trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman's new dark movie musical, The Devil's Carnival. The movie definitely looks interesting. It's not going to appeal to everyone, but if you liked Repo: The Genetic Opera, then I'm sure this is the movie for you. This film looks like it's going to end up being just as crazy. I'm not a big fan of carnivals to begin with--maybe I had a bad experience at one, but I think they're scary as hell.
Bousman says that this film is "more accessible than Repo but also a lot darker than Repo.” He went on to explain the the movie will get a roadshow release that will hit 30 cities starting in April, with a companion 13-song album. The tour will also “[turn] venues into environments that tie to the movie and that will encourage audience participation.”
I'm sure this could be a fun movie-going experience, especially with the audience getting involved. I wouldn't mind checking it out. The movie stars Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega, Bill Moseley, and Ogre of Skinny Puppy, all from Repo! It also includes Jessica Lowndes, Sean Patrick Flannery, Briana Evigan, Ivan Moody, Marc Senter, and Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan from Slipknot.
With their signature tastes for horror flicks and rock music, Bousman and Zdunich have fired up an underworld unlike any other in this genre-bending, groundbreaking new series. In THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies guide these lost souls through their wild, warped amusement park.
Watch the trailer and let us know if this is something you might watch.