The filmmaker who brought us the sadist cult musical Repo! The Genetic Opera, Darren Lynn Bousman, has created a follow-up musical called The Devil's Carnival. I enjoyed the insanity of Repo! and this new musical film looks like it will be just as crazy. Carnivals make for a great horror setting. Even without throwing the Devil into the mix, they are 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.”
This sounds like this will actually be a fun movie-going experience, especially with the audience getting involved. I wouldn't mind checking this movie 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 below, and tell us what you think!