Watch A Clip From Darren Bousman's THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL. New Tour And Song Contest Kick Off At Comic-Con.
And with a forty show tour already under their belt, Bousman and creative partner Terrance Zdunich are kicking off a new tour at the San Diego Comic Con as well as launching a song contest for fans.
(SAN DIEGO, CA July 13, 2012) One of Hollywood's most sought after film directors Darren Lynn Bousman in collaboration with writer/performer Terrance Zdunich bring their groundbreaking musical film fusion event THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL to Comic-Con after-hours following 40 incredibly successful multi-city shows. THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL kicks off its second tour at the most popular fan convention on the globe with a one-night only screening beginning at 11:59PM on July 13th at the Gaslamp Theatre located at 701 5th Avenue. Tickets are now available at http://tdc_sdcc_2012.eventbrite.com/
THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL show at Comic-Con will feature a live slideshow performance, a costume contest, never before seen footage of REPO! The Genetic Opera, and a Q&A with Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich. Attending cast will include: Alexa Vega, Emilie Autum, and Marc Senter.
Director Darren Lynn Bousman's first three major films ("Saw II," "Saw III" and "Saw IV") opened at #1 at the box office three years in a row. After the "Saw" films, Bousman chose to collaborate on a uniquely entertaining project with writer/performer Terrance Zdunich and went on to direct and produce Repo! The Genetic Opera - a 2008 horror-rock opera musical film distributed by Lionsgate and hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as "the next Rocky Horror Picture Show". The futuristic gothic opera, based on the original stage play which Bousman directed in 2002, starred Paul Sorvino, Sarah Brightman, and Paris Hilton. There is no spoken dialogue in Repo! The Genetic Opera, and all the actors performed their own songs. This is also true of the cast in THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL.
The circus slideshow-type performances in THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL feature twelve original songs written by Terrance Zdunich and composer Saar Hendelman. Seamlessly fusing character and story with song, the first week the THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL soundtrack was made available online it was the #4 most downloaded album on iTunes. To note, Hunger Games was at #3. A sample of each track can be found at the following link: http://thedevilscarnival.com/music.html
"I wanted to create a project that makes going to the movie theatre a more interactive, fun event where audience members aren't afraid of keeping quiet and can sing along and shout out at the characters on screen," explains Bousman.
THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL originated as a self-funded passion project with a cast and crew of 16 until, in true carnie-style, it organically grew to encompass a team of over 100. Kicking off a second multi-city road tour, each show has its own carnival-like atmosphere opening with live entertainment, the music video and making-of Repo! The Genetic Opera documentary, followed by the on-screen premiere of THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL, and ending with a Q&A with cast and crew.
THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL cast includes Jessica Lowndes (90210), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy, Deadwood), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Boondock Saints), Marc Senter (The Lost), M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan (of Grammy award winning band Slipknot), J LaRose (Insidious), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Ogre (of the legendary industrial band Skinny Puppy), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids), and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2).
THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL will be an ongoing project and episode two is currently being written.
"It's the William S. Burroughs story Uncle Bill never wrote, told with all the elegant fanciful style and care for the human condition as a Neil Gaiman tale. And it is far and away the single best thing Darren Lynn Bousman has ever made." - Ain't It Cool News
Tour dates for The Devil's Carnival:
Friday 7/13 San Diego Comic-Con, CA: Gaslamp Theater
Thursday 7/19 Jersey City, NJ: Hudson Cinemas
Friday 7/20 Hartford, CT: Parkade Cinemas
Saturday 7/21 Boston, MA: Coolidge Corner Theater
Sunday 7/22 Montreal, CAN: Cinéma du Parc
Tuesday 7/24 New Orleans, LA: Cafe Istanbul
Wednesday 7/25 Jackson, MS: Davis Planetarium
Thursday 7/26 Memphis, TN: New Daisy
Friday 7/27 Tulsa, OK: Hollywood Theatres, Promenade Palace 12 Saturday 7/28 Springfield, MO: Hollywood Theater, College Station 14 Monday 7/30 St. Louis, MO: Tivoli Theatre
Tuesday 7/31 Indianapolis, IN: The Irving Theater
Wednesday 8/1 Columbus, OH: Drexel Theater
Thursday 8/2 Cleveland, OH: Capitol Theater
Friday 8/3 Jackson, MI: Michigan Theater of Jackson
Saturday 8/4 Madison, WI: Showboat of Lyons
Sunday 8/5 Minneapolis, MN: RiverView Theater
Tuesday 8/7 Winnipeg, CAN: West End Cultural Centre
Thursday 8/9 Boise, ID: Egyptian Theater
Friday 8/10 Reno, NV: Lawlor Events Ctr., Silver & Blue Room Saturday 8/11 San Francisco, CA: Balboa Theater
Sunday 8/12 San Luis Obispo, CA: Fremont Theater
Friday 8/17 Santa Monica, CA: Laemmle Monica 4-plex
Saturday 8/18 Vancouver, CAN: TBA
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