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The Devil's Carnival (2012)

Not Rated | | Horror, Musical | 30 March 2012 (USA)
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:
Sean Patrick Flanery ... John
Briana Evigan ... Ms. Merrywood
Jessica Lowndes ... Tamara
Terrance Zdunich ... Lucifer
Dayton Callie ... Ticket-Keeper
Emilie Autumn Emilie Autumn ... Painted Doll
Ivan L. Moody ... Hobo Clown
Marc Senter ... The Scorpion
Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie Kevin 'ohGr' Ogilvie ... The Twin (as Nivek Ogre)
Alexa PenaVega ... Wick (as Alexa Vega)
Bill Moseley ... The Magacian
Mighty Mike Murga ... The Fool
Shawn Crahan ... The Tamer
Maggie Rose Lally Maggie Rose Lally ... Woe-Maiden (as Maggie 'Captain Maggots' Lally)
The Blessed Contessa Montebello The Blessed Contessa Montebello ... Woe-Maiden


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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Horror | Musical


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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Карнавал Дьявола See more »

Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Briana Evigan (Merrywood) was cast only a few hours before recording her song, after an unknown actress was dismissed. See more »


When merry wood first arrives in the carnival, the mirrors surrounding her show off the camera and the cameraman many times. See more »


Tamara: That is so boss!
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Followed by Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (2016) See more »


Written by Saar Hendelman and Terrance Zdunich
Performed by Dayton Callie, Courtney Ortega and chorus
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A melodic romp to Hell
11 April 2012 | by ehgamerazSee all my reviews

I caught a screening of this on Easter Sunday which just brought a terrific sense of irony to the entire day. I am a big fan of Repo! The Genetic Opera and wanted to see if Terrance Zdunich and Darren Lynn Bousman could pull off another fantastic collaboration. I was not disappointed. The Devil's Carnival is such a unique film and it stands out from so much of the Hollywood hum-drudgery in so many ways. Firstly, the music was the very essence of originality and each of the singers/actors brought they're own different musical style to the film. The colors and the costumes and the sets were so very engaging and bright. Hell, even the extras looked fantastic. And, the whole movie had this amazing duality to it that really sucked me in. The dark and creepy atmosphere was contrasted by the bright colors and festive music. And even though it's a story about a carnival run by the devil, it's got a strange kind of morality to it. Sometimes I didn't know if I wanted to feel disturbed or elated, disgusted or thrilled. I love that in a movie! So, if you've got a taste for the "out of the box" movie experience. And, we're talking way out there, check out The Devil's Carnival.

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