Once you enter The Devil's Carnival, you may never want to leave.
The new musical from director Darren Lynn Bousman and writer Terrance Zdunich is captivating like your favorite record is. "You can't help but fall" isn't simply a recurring phrase; it should be one of the film's 666 rules. Make no mistake about it, you'll fall into this Carnival, and you'll have a bloody blast.
The film commences with three wayward souls—Mrs. Merrywood [Briana Evigan], Tamara [Jessica Lowndes], and John [Sean Patrick Flanery]—landing themselves inside of Hell for various reasons.
According to Bousman, Hell is nothing more than a carnival ruled by whacky wayfarers and the big man with the horns himself, played brilliantly by none other than Zdunich himself. Each of the three humans ends up facing his or her own avarice, folly, or hamartia via a game in the tent of shadows and, of course, an infectious, irresistible, and incisive song.