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The Devil's Carnival (2012)

Lost souls enter The Devil's Carnival where they are each faced with the sins they committed in life.
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Ivan L. Moody ...
Hobo Clown
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Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie ...
The Twin (as Nivek Ogre)
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Wick (as Alexa Vega)
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The Magacian
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The Fool
Shawn Crahan ...
The Tamer
Maggie Rose Lally ...
Woe-Maiden (as Maggie 'Captain Maggots' Lally)
The Blessed Contessa Montebello ...
Woe-Maiden
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Storyline

Three individuals have, somehow, found their way to a carnival, set in hell, and run by the devil. The trio is made up of a kleptomaniac, an obsessed father, and a gullible teenager, all of whom are doomed to repeat the very sins that delivered them to the carnival's doorsteps. Written by And1

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30 March 2012 (USA)  »

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Карнавал Дьявола  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich have stated that this is only Episode One in the series, and are hoping to add more installments. Zdunich has already penned Episodes Two and Three. See more »

Goofs

When Merrywood first walks into her trailer the door is cracked. We see a crew member shut the door for her. See more »

Quotes

John: What is this place? Who are you?
Lucifer: My dear, petty man. I've been called many things: the chaos in the story, the anarchy in your thoughts, but for you, John, I am the excuse you give when you cannot follow the rules.
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Prick! Goes The Scorpion's Tale
Written by Saar Hendelman and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Emilie Autumn
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I'm not sure I understood it, but I liked it enough to recommend it
18 April 2015 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

"The Devil's Carnival" is very much a Darren Lynn Bousman's pet project. It's unmistakable for anything else and that means if you liked his previous work in "Repo! The Genetic Opera" you'll be familiar with the style of horror and rock opera presented in this short film, so you'll enjoy it a lot. The plot? Well I can't say I can really recall it very well and some of It is because it's confusing at times. I remember a lot of cool visuals, some similarities with Aesop's fables, demons, knife-throwing, Bill Moseley in makeup and Alexa Vega looking pretty sexy. In all honesty it's not my fault, this is a picture that you kind of need to watch more than once.

While the songs aren't as polished as the ones in his previous work, the sets and costumes are impressive and for a low budget production, it looks great. I found the story to be scrambled though, which frustrated me because I love the idea of this demonic carnival (and I've always wanted to see it done well since I saw "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story). The upside is that if you like it, the picture is short so you'll be able to watch it multiple times to clarify the confusing bits. Similarly, it's a lot of style over substance and if at first you don't really care for it, it's just not your thing. It's a love it, or hate it kind of thing and I bet the way to really appreciate It would be to view it with someone who's already fallen In love with it and can clarify some of the plot elements or give you factoids on all of those cool little details. I enjoyed it enough that I think you should check it out, if only to see If It will be your kind of thing. (On DVD, November 15, 2012)


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