The Devils Carnival

Movie • 2012 • Horror  

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Sinners are invited to a theme park where they endure the repetition of their transgressions. What chances do a conniving kleptomaniac, a gullible teenager, and an obsessed father stand when facing their own moral failings? Lucifer and his colorful cast of singing carnies invite you to grab a ticket to The Devil’s Carnival to find out!
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Does the dog die?
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No animals are seen, but the narration tells the story of "The Dog and Her Reflection", where a greedy dog drowns in a river.
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Tamara dies after attempting to run away from her abusive boyfriend, who threatens her with a pistol. No onscreen contact is made, though he does verbally threaten her and demand she gets out of her car.
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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The Scorpion is shown smoking a cigarette at one point, though he is only onscreen for a few seconds before walking away.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Nothing is shown onscreen, but in two of the stories mentioned an animal drowns (a frog for Tamara's story, and a dog for Merrywood's).
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Kazu
There is a scene where the tail of a scorpion is seen (Painted Doll's song, The Scorpion's Tale), but the whole bug is not visible.
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Assault
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Is someone held under water?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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At the start of "A Penny For A Tale," just after the "Beautiful Stranger" sequence, Ms. Merryweather is forced into a kneeling position and her arms tied out from her body so that her back can be whipped.

Tamara is attached to a knife-thrower's wheel by her wrists and ankles.
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Merrywood is stripped of all but her underpants--while no explicit touching or groping happens, she still protests the entire time her clothes are being taken away and then resists being dragged to a secondary location.
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Bodily Harm
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Kazu
The cutting itself isn't explicitly shown, but it happens within the first few minutes of the movie.
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Implied through song lyrics but not implicitly shown on-screen.
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Is someone crushed to death?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Implied- "a bed for the boy, a rope for the father" but never done or seen.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone become unconscious?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Someone's ear is bitten off, but it is quickly shown to be an illusion.
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One of the characters is tied up and whipped.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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One of the character's storylines is kicked off by the mentioned death of his son--it isn't seen onscreen and the kid's "spirit" can be seen throughout without injuries.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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redvyn
lyrics in the song 'grief' imply that it may have happened, but nothing is confirmed
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Does a parent die?
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One of the main characters is John, who kills himself after losing his young son.
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Does someone cheat?
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Tamara walks in on Scorpion (who had made advances towards her) making out pretty heavily with another woman.
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Corv
A child's balloon is popped.
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Many of the performers are clowns.
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Are there razors?
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John is heavily implied to have slit his wrists, though the action itself isn't shown--we see John's memory of the bathroom where he died, and the mirror is covered in blood, but we don't see a body.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Implied in song--a small boy is the subject of a song that mentions "blood on...cots, and bones...on plates".
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Does someone spit?
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Corv
Scenes of stabbing and self harm are audibly graphic.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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redvyn
a character flashes back to the day his son disappeared
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Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there ABA therapy?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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redvyn
a character is trapped in a mirror maze
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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One of the main three characters--all of whom are dead--kills himself out of grief.
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Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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Kazu
There are Strobe effects throughout the scene starting right after John enters the tent labeled "The Devil and his Due".
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Is there aphobia?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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Sex
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Nothing explicitly sexual, but there is some partial nudity.
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Merriweather is stripped and subject to capital punishment.
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There is implied nudity, but nothing is actually shown.
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Does someone have a chronic illness?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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There is a character known as Hobo Clown.
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Corv
Eh? Ambiguous ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Kazu
There is not a lot of blood/gore; the most notable moments are when a character gets stabbed, an ear gets bitten off, and a bloody sink is shown.
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Does someone drown?
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czuck1983
No actual drowning takes place, but one character sings a song titled "In All My Dreams I Drown"
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Tamara's boyfriend threatens her with a pistol, and while it isn't fired onscreen it is heavily implied this gun is what killed her.
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