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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan L. Moody ...
Hobo Clown
Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie ...
The Twin (as Nivek Ogre)
Wick (as Alexa Vega)
The Magacian
The Fool
Shawn Crahan ...
The Tamer
Maggie Rose Lally ...
Woe-Maiden (as Maggie 'Captain Maggots' Lally)
The Blessed Contessa Montebello ...


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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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Карнавал Дьявола  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Ticket-Keeper: Has anyone seen The Scorpion? A rebel in Hell... how original.
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Crazy Credits

There's a scene during the end credits. See more »


Followed by Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2016) See more »


Trust Me
Written by Saar Hendelman and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Marc Senter
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All the fun of the fair? Not at The Devil's Carnival.
25 June 2015 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

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 atrocious—whimsical, 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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