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The Colonial Theatre has been home to many fun and interactive events put on by the Sacramento Horror Film Festival including shadowcast performances, film festivals and even concerts.
On Friday, May 11, the Sacramento Horror Film Festival will sponsor, “The Devil’s Carnival,” a traveling musical horror film that will be playing at the Colonial Theatre.
“The Devil’s Carnival” is the next project from the minds of Darren Lynn Bousman, director of several of the “Saw” films and “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” and Terrance Zdunich, co-writer of “Repo! The Genetic Opera.”
“The Devil’s Carnival,” which began its tour of the U.S. on April 5, tells the tale of three types of people as they tour a carnival run by the devil himself.
The flick is sure to appeal to a niche audience of horror film and macabre musical fans. In addition to subject matter that should tease any horror fanatic’s senses, it features musicians such as Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Emilie Autumn of the group Emilie Autumn, and even “Clown” Shawn Crahan of Slipknot.
Fans of Zdunich and Bousman’s past rock opera, “Repo! The Genetic Opera,” will also be pleased to know that many of the film’s actors will be returning to play new characters. Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Jessica Lowndes and Zdunich himself all have starring roles in “The Devil’s Carnival.”
“The Devil’s Carnival” may be a new release, but it has already acquired a cult following. The film’s Facebook page shows that devoted attendees show up dressed as their favorite characters and have even made the effort to see the movie more than once at different locations.
In addition to watching a unique and devilishly fun flick, locals who attend the show can expect the film’s creators and stars to hang around afterwards to sign autographs and answer questions.
A full touring schedule for “The Devil’s Carnival” can be found on the movie’s website.