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Thursday, 14 April 2016

ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL [2015]

Director Darren Lynn Bousman returns to the colorfully outlandish horror-musical world of The Devil's Carnival in Alleluia!
The original film followed three closely connected stories, whereas this one mostly focuses on Lucifer himself looking to start a full-out war with the big prick above and his angelic cronies.
There's an interesting side-story about a angel's fall to Hell but it heavily detracts from the main narrative at hand and vice versa.  One of my slight gripes with the first film was it was too damned short and now this one runs for 15 minutes too long as it struggles to shape into a coherent story.  Still, it's a delightfully entertaining romp that will excite fans of the Repo! or the original Carnival and one should be glad anything this bizarre even exists.

3 brand new smiles out of 5

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