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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're each faced with the sins they committed during 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 ... Painted Doll
Ivan L. Moody ... Hobo Clown
Marc Senter ... The Scorpion
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)
Hannah Minx Hannah Minx ... Woe-Maiden (as Hannah Wagner)
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Three individuals have accidentally stumbled Into a carnival...in hell, run by the old Scratch, themselves. They soon finds out that THEY are the 'entertainment', and moreover the 3 are doomed to repeat the very sins which delivered them to the carnival's doorsteps. Written by And1

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Darren Lynn Bousman "stalked" Emilie Autumn online and convinced her to be in the film. See more »


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Quirky dark film
28 October 2012 | by fillionsgalSee all my reviews

You will either like this movie or hate it - there is no in between. If a blend of Rocky Horror and the Twilight Zone sounds intriguing, then I urge you to give The Devil's Carnival a try. The story follows 3 of Aesop's Fables with 3 recently deceased individuals going to hell. Personally, the location feels more like purgatory - where persons are given an opportunity to relive past mistakes but make better decisions.

The music, costumes and makeup were perfect for the movie - not state of the art, but definitely above B horror flick. Except for Sean Patrick Flanery and Paul Sorvino, I didn't recognize any of the cast (although I know that Alexa Vega had a role). I actually like independent movies since they aren't polished and perfected.

Find a trailer and watch before viewing the entire movie. If the trailer sucks to you, keep on moving. But if you like weird things like I do, give it a try. You'll be glad you did.

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Release Date:

30 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Карнавал Дьявола See more »

Filming Locations:

Riverside, California, USA


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$500,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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