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HORROR OPERA -- The Devil's Carnival

Thursday, January 24, 2013Real Queen of Horror

The Devil’s Carnival was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Terrance Zdunich. It was released officially sometime in 2012. Before I jump into the review of this horror opera, I call it--people do need to understand it a horror musical, yes--a HORROR musical and it's also a film experiment.

Basically, this horror-filled opera is based on Aesop's Fables of three damned souls; a suicidal Father grieving for his dead son, a thief who is killed by the police and a teen who is murdered by her boyfriend. In these tales, they're all implied that they died but they find themselves awakening in Hell at a carnival. On arrival, they meet a ticket keeper and tell the three people there are rules and there are consequences of breaking them.

What made me take notice to the film was when I found out the director financed the film himself. Not only that, but he took the films/show on the road showing it at small movie houses or outdoors on a portable screen. And due to the fan reaction being extremely positive, the director promised to continue his creation.

I don't want to spoil anything, but I do think that everyone should experience this film. I absolutely LOVE the way it's filmed; it's a visual feast for us all to devour. There's a mixture of dark colors but it fits perfectly. It doesn't have REAL horror moments or a lot of brutal killing. But it has the real horror atmosphere and that's something I really admired. It also maintains that dark humor.

I'm really excited to see where the director takes this film. I hope he'll continue to visually awe us and keep up with the awesome ideas. I feel this will be a FANTASTICAL experience for people to enjoy. I wish I would be invited to be a part of this awesomeFEST.

ANYHOW! Because I really enjoyed the cast, the story line, the music...

I give this film, 4 out of 5 queen skulls!

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  1. i so want to see this... really, i loved Repo Man: Genetic Opera... thank you lady!

  2. Watched it. Didn't like it. :( But at least I tried... :)

  3. I caught it when the Road Show came to Atlanta. It's no Repo, but I still dug it. I wish it was longer thought. At an hour it was over a little too quickly to really have an impact.

  4. I wasn't too impressed with this movie. The songs weren't that catchy and way too long. I think it could of been done a lot better. It wasn't horrible but I liked Repo! The Genetic Opera much better.