Comic-Con 2012: 'Repo!' Director Bringing 'Devil's Carnival' to Comic-Con

Darren Bousman's horror musical will be screened for one night only in San Diego.

Darren Bousman’s horror musical The Devil's Carnival is heading to San Diego for Comic-Con.

Bousman, who directed Repo! The Genetic Opera as well as a trio of Saw films, and his collaborator Terrance Zdunich are bringing the musical and multimedia event to the oceanside city for the Comic-Con crowd for a one-night-only screening at 11:59 p.m. July 13 at the Gaslamp Theatre, at 701 5th Ave.

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The event also will serve as a kickoff for a new 22-city tour.

While the show is not part of the official Comic-Con programming, it lines up perfectly with the type of fan that made Carnival’s first tour a hit and turned Repo! from a box-office flop to a cult hit on the midnight circuit.

The carnival-atmosphere show combines the hourlong Carnival film with burlesque and live performances, a costume contest, unseen footage from Repo! and a Q&A with Bousman and Zdunich.

Devil's Carnival castmembers also make appearances; the San Diego show will include Alexa Vega, Emilie Autumn and Marc Senter.

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Here are the post-San Diego tour dates for Devil's Carnival:

July 19: Jersey City, N.J.

July 20: Hartford, Conn.

July 21: Boston

July 22: Montreal

July 24: New Orleans

July 25: Jackson, Miss.

July 26: Memphis

July 27: Tulsa, Okla.

July 28: Springfield, Mo.

July 30: St. Louis, Mo.

July 31: Indianapolis

Aug. 1: Columbus, Ohio

Aug. 2: Cleveland

Aug. 3: Jackson, Miss.

Aug. 4: Madison, Wis.

Aug. 5: Minneapolis

Aug. 7: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Aug. 9: Boise, Idaho

Aug. 10: Reno, Nev.

Aug. 11: San Francisco

Aug. 12: San Luis Obispo, Calif.

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