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
A few rules are visible from the list of the 666 policed rules. Those include: #1 No refunds given at any time. #2 No lip, backtalk, or sass to our Dark Lord. #3 No hope or prayers that God will save you. #4 No monkeys jumping on any beds #5 No crying wolf, shark, or Sasquatch. #6 No running, jumping, or cartwheels with scissors. #7 No take backs. See more »
Approx 42 min in the movie when John is in the house of mirrors there are many camera crew and cameras visible in the reflections. See more »
All the fun of the fair? Not at The Devil's Carnival.
A trio of lost souls wake to find themselves as guests at a hellish carnival where the performers proceed to involve them in the telling of three fables (as recounted by the devil).
They say that the devil has all the best tunes, but that's certainly not the case with this bizarre musical horror from director Darren Lynn Bousman: the songs in The Devil's Carnival, some of which are belted out by Old Nick himself, are absolutely atrociouswhimsical, tuneless tracks that seriously grate on the nerves.
The rest of the film isn't much cop either: the whole 'scary carnival' routine is extremely old hat, and when the show's grotesque characters aren't bursting into song, they're indulging in all manner of kooky behaviour that proves almost as irritating as their wretched warbling.
I was a big fan of Bousman's previous horror musical Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008), which I could happily watch again, but this attempt at mixing tunes with terror is a travesty that doesn't bear repeating.
3/10 for the colourful lighting, creative costumes and Briana Evigan.
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