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Darren Lynn Bousman, the filmmaker behind the cult musical Repo: The Genetic Opera, has gone back to hell.
The filmmaker has wrapped The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia, a sequel to his cult horror musical The Devil’s Carnival. This time, instead of a 55-minute musical, Bousman and his cohorts Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman, who wrote and composed the music, have made a feature-length film that will be shopped at AFM by Execution Style Entertainent.
Among the cast are Jesus Christ Superstar actor Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal (Rent) and David Hasselhoff (yes, he sings in this one!) in the story of Lucifer exacting a revenge plot against Heaven, but God and his agents are ready for battle.
Bousman’s Repo and Carnival have bypassed many traditional distribution models and have become hits on the midnight circuit where they are shadow cast around the country.
“Securing financing, getting distribution, getting anything off the ground these days is a damn miracle,” he said. “The Carnival is our answer to that. We found a way to circumvent the catch-22 by making this more than just a movie. The Devil’s Carnival is an experience that demands more of you than sitting there and just being passive.”
“With episode one, we proved there was a market for our anti-Glee content and punk rock business model,” said Zdunich, who also plays Lucifer. “The Devil’s Carnival is now back by popular demand, and Alleluia is bigger and badder than the first one.”
Heat Vision has the exclusive first-look at the trailer for Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia
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