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Film: The Devil's Carnival Comes to Boston
By Stacy Buchanan

July 19, 2012

The Devil's Carnival, photo credit: beyondhollywood.com.

It’s off to hell we go...

Can you imagine a carnival-themed afterlife where sinners are sent to pay for their choices? And in this afterlife, what chance would a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible girl, and a grief-obsessed father stand against their transgressions? The Devil himself, and his carnie minions, invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’s Carnival to find out.

After their successful collaboration on 2008’s Repo! The Genetic Opera, director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich are back and billing their latest film adventure, The Devil’s Carnival, as hell in its purest form. Commit a sin and you’re sent to an alternate afterlife resembling a freakish carnival where demons are the carnies and the show is your punishment.

Carnival brings back Repo! favorites Bill Moseley, Alexa Vega, Terrance Zdunich, Nivek Ogre and Paul Sorvino as the world’s creator. And newcomers to the family include Marc Senter, Slipknot’s Shawn Crahan, Emilie Autumn, and Five Finger Punch’s Ivan Moody as Hobo the Clown.

And as you’ve probably guessed by now, it’s all coming to Boston. The Carnival team has put together a cross-country traveling show complete with a full film screening, carnival acts, a costume contest for the fans, and a personal Q&A meet and greet with the entire audience that makes the viewing experience unforgettable. Bousman is very passionate about his work and the fans supporting it, and chose to promote the film independently to preserve the integrity of both.

I was fortunate enough to attend a show a few months back, and it’s fantastic. The crew members are absolute ringmasters at audience participation and fan loyalty -- You don’t want to miss this.

The Devil’s Carnival will be screening at The Coolidge Corner Theatre as part of their @Fter Midnite series for one night only on Saturday, July 21st. Visit www.coolidge.org for more information and to purchase tickets.


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