The Devil's Carnival

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Review: The Devil’s Carnival
Does director Darren Lynn Bousman sleep? Since 2010 the prolific filmmaker has helmed Mother’s Day, 11-11-11, The Barrens and The Devil’s Carnival (plus Ninety is in the pipeline). His post-Saw sequel career certainly hasn’t been predictable or dull even if the quality of the films is varied.  For The Devil’s Carnival, Bousman reunited with his Repo! The Genetic Opera writer Terrance Zdunich. The duo has concocted an aggressively bizarre musical that is slight but entertaining. The arresting images and chaotic storytelling are perfectly matched with the madcap songs. It makes for an intoxicating combination. The story begins with God (Paul Sorvino) casting three lost souls out of heaven. John (Sean Patrick Flanery) is a father grieving over his lost son; Tamara (Jessica Lowndes) is a young woman in some sort of abusive relationship; and Ms. Merrywood (Briana Evigan) is a kleptomaniac. Each is about to lose their life. John is slitting his wrists while Tamara is going to be shot by an abusive boyfriend. Ms. Merrywood finds herself in a home surrounded by the police after stealing some jewelry. 
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Comic-Con 2012: The Devil’s Carnival Heads to San Diego
The first tour for The Devil’s Carnival may be over for now, however, if you missed a performance – and you’re heading to Comic-Con next month – you’re in luck. Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother’s Day) and his Devil’s troupe are bringing the dark musical to San Diego on Friday, July 13th. Like the tour screenings, the evening will be an “event” featuring a costume contest, Q&A, a sing-along and more.  You can head inside for a look at the event poster which has more details.  The film features twelve original songs by Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman and stars Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, Briana Evigan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally and The Blessed Contessa of The Bloody Crumpets, J. LaRose, Jessica Lowndes, Mighty Mike of Mini Kiss, internet star Hannah Minx, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and returning Repo! The Genetic Opera cast members Bill Moseley, Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Marc Senter, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega and Zdunich himself.
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Star Line-Up Revealed for The Devil’s Carnival Tour
Do you want to meet the stars and minds behind the new musical movie sensation, The Devil’s Carnival, face-to-face? Now is your chance! The team recently behind the film confirmed the list of cast and crew appearing on each date of this exclusive road tour and are now revealing this list to the world! The creators of the film, director Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich (Lucifer), are scheduled to appear at each tour stop and will be joined at several exclusive showings by numerous stars of the film. The stars will participate in meet & greets, Q&A forums, sing-a-longs, and more. Head inside for a list of the cast and crew currently confirmed to appear on the tour and stay tuned for more appearance confirmations for the remainder of the tour coming soon.
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Official One-Sheet for Darren Bousman’s The Devil’s Carnival
The official one-sheet for Darren Bousman and Terrence Zdunich’s latest collaboration, The Devil’s Carnival, has arrived!  Screenings kick off next week as the film begins its tour around the country. The film features twelve original songs by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman and stars Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, Briana Evigan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally and The Blessed Contessa of The Bloody Crumpets, J. LaRose, Jessica Lowndes, Mighty Mike of Mini Kiss, internet star Hannah Minx, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and returning Repo! cast members Bill Moseley, Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Marc Senter, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega and Terrance Zdunich himself. In The Devil’s Carnival, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions.  What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings?  Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’s Carnival to find out!  Head inside for a larger look at the poster.  Follow this link for theater/city and ticket information!
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Jessica Lowndes Meets Lucifer in The Devil’s Carnival Clip
Oh, Jessica Lowndes, how we do love thee.  The actress/singer briefly took some time away from 90210 to return to her horror roots for The Devil’s Carnival, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, and a clip from that film – featuring Lowndes – has appeared  online.  You can watch it after the jump. The film features twelve original songs by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman and stars Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, Briana Evigan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally and The Blessed Contessa of The Bloody Crumpets, J. LaRose, Jessica Lowndes, Mighty Mike of Mini Kiss, internet star Hannah Minx, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and returning Repo! cast members Bill Moseley, Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Marc Senter, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega and Terrance Zdunich himself. In The Devil’s Carnival, sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions.  What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings?  Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’s Carnival to find out! The film goes on a road tour soon, click here for more information!
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New Trailer for Darren Bousman’s The Devil’s Carnival
ShockTillYouDrop’s sister site CraveOnline has premiered the new trailer for Darren Lynn Bousman’s The Devil’s Carnival, the “Saw” director’s thematic follow-up to his cult classic musical horror movie Repo! The Genetic Opera, once again teaming with Terrance Zdunich. Directed by Bousman, the film features twelve original songs by Zdunich and Saar Hendelman and stars Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie, M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, Briana Evigan, Sean Patrick Flanery, Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally and The Blessed Contessa of The Bloody Crumpets, J. LaRose, Jessica Lowndes, Mighty Mike of Mini Kiss, internet star Hannah Minx, Ivan Moody of Five Finger Death Punch, and returning Repo! cast members Bill Moseley, Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Marc Senter, Paul Sorvino, Alexa Vega and Terrance Zdunich himself.
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The Devil’s Carnival Goes On a Road Tour
After the triumphant collaboration on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera, director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich had no where to go but down…all the way down – to hell! Their latest collaboration, The Devil’s Carnival, will become an exclusive nationwide road tour featuring burlesque, special personality meet & greets, a Q&A forum, a whole lot of bad behavior, sing-a-longs, costume contests and  more. On screen crowds will get to enjoy never-before-seen Repo! The Genetic Opera behind-the-scenes footage and bonus features, and most notably, an exclusive viewing of The Devil’s Carnival – which can only be seen on this exclusive tour, so you must attend a showing to witness the madness.
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Slipknot Member, Sons of Anarchy’s Chief Join Darren Bousman’s The Devil’s Carnival
Some more developments on The Devil’s Carnival, that new project Darren Lynn Bousman is directing that is being seen as a companion piece of sorts to Repo! The Genetic Opera.  Shooting has wrapped on the project and we’ve got two pieces of casting news to share. Bousman announced on Facebook today M. Shawn Crahan of Slipknot will appear in the film as “The Tamer.”  He included a piece of art with this update.  You will find that teaser poster inside with some casting info Shock exclusively learned.
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