The Devil's Carnival

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So has anybody seen this yet? I missed my chance in Pittsburgh when it came through. Looks to be pretty interesting.


Here's some clips:

http://youtu.be/WlR3Y79HZpc

http://youtu.be/PYIioYDI2Iw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2hqUqsxe9w

and a link:

http://www.thedevilscarnival.com/

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My WTB list:
http://www.circusposterus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2229

So fun, so bizarre, so seedy!! Caught the road tour when it blew through two weeks ago. The visuals alone were worth it. They're wrapping now and then starting production on Part II.

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So fun, so bizarre, so seedy!! Caught the road tour when it blew through two weeks ago. The visuals alone were worth it. They're wrapping now and then starting production on Part II.



Yeah, I can't believe I missed it. You suck!! :suckedin: :lol:
But was the plot good? How were the different characters without giving away too many spoilers?

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http://www.circusposterus.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2229

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This looks pretty cool, but as I found RTGO really cheesy and poorly written, so my expectations aren't high. :ugh: From what I could hear, the songs atleast sound better than Repo, but I wasn't :dance: , so who knows. I LOVE the look though, visual excution seems top-notch!


Repo is another one that needs to be experienced 'live'; the director found that ratings and general reception for the film were better when they toured it -- sandwiching it with opening performances and Q&A panels. Their goal with these tours is to make going to movies fun again; making the experience more interactive and engaging. It also helps audiences better understand the film and the director's creative vision.

Now, the plot with Devil's is just 'ok' right now, because as I said, it's only the first half. The film itself clocks in at just under an hour and they have A LOT to cover, what with all the different characters and the sort of SAW-like narrative that the Devil appoints the three leads.

The gist is three people are sent to hell: there's a deadbeat dad who commits suicide, a materialistic klepto and a valleygirl ho. They have two options: gain redemption and be sent to heaven (God is a puppetmaker) or become a spectacle as part of the Devil's Carnival for breaking the rules (there's 666 of them; naturally, you're screwed). Only one makes it to heaven, but there's a bit of a twist ...

That's all I'll say. Again, go for the visuals alone -- the story won't be at it's best until the second part is released and production has yet to begin. But the costumes, characters and set design are very cool.

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Sorry, let me clarify, I liked the plot of Repo, and I loved the concept. I read a synopsis and then saw a handful of clips from the film, but i was just so underwhelmed by the music. So because the story didn't make up for the uninspired music, I didn't bother watching it in it's entirety. TDC looks a lot more promising.


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Did anybody ever watch this? I'm just watching it now. I've found the plot to be underwhelming, but the music is def better that RTGO.


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I really like the roadshow approach. Got to see Repo at a midnight screening (with shadow cast and Q&A) at SDCC back in 2010. Saw Kevin Smith's Red State in Austin when he toured it as well. I'd much rather give my money to the filmmakers than the big studio marketing machine, as a general rule.

The DVD for The Devil's Carnival is short, but some of the behind the scenes stuff is pretty decent. I caught the live show, but I liked the DVD too. Musically, I thought Evan Moody and Emilie Autumn nailed their numbers, but my favorite song is the end credits piece ("In All My Dreams I Drown") with Terrance and Jessica Lowndes. I hope DC gets funding for future installments.

I would really love to see The Devil's Carnival II roadshow visit Albuquerque sometime next summer, perhaps in August? I think it would make an excellent side act to a Stranger Factory circus-themed event. Just my $.02.

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AloneInSilence wrote:
Did anybody ever watch this? I'm just watching it now. I've found the plot to be underwhelming, but the music is def better that RTGO.


I thought both plots were kinda meh to be honest, but I actually liked the music in RTGO. However, I think the Devil's Carnival has a couple even better songs. Also, I really like their take on the Devil character, and his makeup is just awesome imho!



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