THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL IS SEEKING A FEW CRAFTY CARNIES!
The director and co-creator of REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and VampireFreaks invite you to create your very own dark carnival poster for their wicked new musical, THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL!
THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL features a cast of colorful and corrupt carnies, each of whom graces the face of a sinful sideshow poster. To view a full gallery of the Devil's sinful showmen, visit: The Devil's Carnival Character Page or check out THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL STORE for official posters and merchandise: The Devil's Carnival Merch
So, what sort of carnie are you? Are you a vivacious, vicious vixen, like the Painted Doll? Can you do tricks with a whip that would make even The Tamer blush? Or has hell yet to see the likes of you?
To enter this contest, create a sideshow poster featuring YOU as your very own carnie persona!
Post your image on this thread no later than 11:59 pm PST on Friday, March 30th and be sure to include the words “The Devil’s Carnival” in your artwork.
Hell's favored sons, director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer/actor Terrance Zdunich are looking to be entertained, so all manner of wacky, wild, and wicked interpretations are welcome! Terrance and Darren will select the most infernally inspired image and the winner will receive an autographed poster and 2 VIP tickets to a screening of The Devil's Carnival on its nationwide road tour. The tour kicks off April 5th, 2012, and is coming to a theatre near you. For Tickets and info, visit: The Devil's Carnival Official Page
THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL is an exclusive nationwide road tour featuring special personality meet & greets, a Q&A forum, sing-a-longs, costume contests and more. On screen crowds will get to enjoy never-before-seen REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA behind the scenes footage and bonus features, and most notably, an exclusive viewing of THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV, REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA) along with writer/actor/comic book author Terrance Zdunich. Produced by Sean E Demott and Joseph Bishara (Insidious), and stars Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy, Deadwood), M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan (of the Grammy award winning, cult metal giants Slipknot), Ivan Moody (of the chart-topping heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch), Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects), Ogre (of the legendary industrial band Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Briana Evigan (Step Up 2), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Maggie “Captain Maggot” Lally and The Blessed Contessa (of The Bloody Crumpets), J. LaRose (Insidious), Jessica Lowndes (90210), Mighty Mike (of Mini Kiss), internet star Hannah Minx and Alexa Vega (Spy Kids).
Keep in mind, THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL can only be seen on this exclusive tour, so you must attend a showing to witness the madness!
TICKET PRICE OPTIONS:
1. SINNERS - $20.00 (gets you a ticket to the show)
2. CARNIES - $30.00 (ticket to the show, and a pre-signed poster)
3. RINGMASTERS - $40.00 (VIP Experience: ticket to the show, pre-signed poster, and a meet & greet)
4/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Laemmle Royal Theatre
4/6 – Anaheim, CA @ The Ultraluxe Theater
4/7 – San Diego, CA @ Gaslamp Theater
4/8 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale Ultrastar Pavilion
4/9 – Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Loft Cinema
4/11 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso Starplex
4/12 – Austin, TX @ Alamo South Lamar
4/13 – Houston, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
4/14 – Dallas, TX @ Lakewood Theater
4/17 – Nashville, TN @ The Nashville Limelight
4/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Plaza Theater
4/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Premiere Cinema 14 (at Fashion Square Mall)
4/20 – Tampa, FL @ The Tampa Pitcher Show
4/21 - Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theater
4/22 – Richmond, VA @ The Byrd
4/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Hollywood Theater
4/25 – Baltimore, MD @ The Charles Theatre
4/26 – New York, NY @ Times Scare NYC
4/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Painted Bride
4/28 – South Hadley, MA @ The Tower Theater
4/29 – Boston, MA @ The Foxboro Theater
5/1 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Toronto Underground Theater
5/2 – Toledo, OH @ Collingwood Arts Center
5/3 – Chicago, IL @ The Music Box Theater
5/4 – Des Moines, IA @ The Fluer Cinema Cafe
5/5 – Kansas City, KS @ Leawood Cinema Theater
5/6 – Denver, CO @ The Oriental Theater
5/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Tower Theater
5/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Admiral Theater
5/10 – Portland, OR @ The Clinton St. Theater
5/11 – Sacramento, CA @ The Colonial Theater
VF + The Devil's Carnival exclusive contest
March 27, 2012, 06:42:am
JONNYFATXMOSH The problem I had with repo was...pretty much everything. There was ONE good actor in that film and he performed his part admirably, but the writing was terrible, even for a musical, and the music was a spastic and disjointed mix of styles that felt unsuitable to the visual aesthetic, unsuitable to the story, and were just generally poorly sung and overall mediocre. I loved the concept behind the film and behind the backstory of the film, but felt the execution was sub par at best and just generally didn't appeal to me in the least.
VF + The Devil's Carnival exclusive contest
March 27, 2012, 02:53:pm
DR490N, not to get into a Repo! debate on the thread for entries, but... REALLY?! I mean have you ever seen a musical or opera?! The music is the same style over and over again and if you're lucky you'll get one song in the bunch that will sound different. The brilliance of an opera like Repo! is that these different styles of rock (industrial, balad, punk, etc) are all infused into each other. Besides, every role was played to a tee. There was no bad parts, because they're all fantastical characters that are so hard to believe, that they belong together. That's the idea of an opera. Completely unbelievable characters in a quite plausible situation. Whereas something like a farce or comedy is completely believable characters in unreal, unbelievable situations. You can try to compare Repo! to dark musicals or shows like Sweeney Todd or The Woman in Black, or even more recent adaptations of Cabaret (which isn't supposed to be NEARLY as dark as it has been interpreted recently), but ultimately, Repo! is a one-of-a-kind film/opera that will undoubtedly change the way a lot of writers look at stage shows and musical movies. I think you can expect more dark musical/operas to hit the mainstream/stage, and Repo! couldn't have been a more perfect way of setting the stage.