Darren Lynn Bousman’s surreal wonderland known as The Devil’s Carnival (review) has pulled into town. Creators Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the sequel, The Devil’s Carnival: Alleluia, and we have the AFM sales trailer right here for you courtesy of THR.
“Securing financing, getting distribution, getting anything off the ground these days is a damn miracle,” says Bousman. “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.”
Barry Bostwick, Ted Neeley, Adam Pascal, and David Hasselhoff have been added to appear alongside returnees Zdunich, Paul Sorvino, rapper Tech N9ne, Emilie Autumn, Briana Evigan, Marc Senter, and Dayton Callie. Musicians Chantal Claret, Jimmy Urine, Shawn “Clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and Kevin “Ogre” Ogilvie from Skinny Puppy round out the ensemble of carnies and lost souls whose paths cross at a theme park.
Zdunich wrote the script and co-wrote the musical numbers with Saar Hendelman. Producers are Chris M. Bonifay and Sean E. Demott. Brian Perera is executive producer.