C.S. Lewis once wrote that Goethe's Mephistopheles laughed too much—that a devil who can have a chuckle at his own expense isn't a devil at all. The Devil's Carnival: Alleluia! upends all that.
In this film from Darren Bousman and Terrance Zdunich, playing at the Knitting Factory Friday, Sept. 18, the devil—proprietor of a carnival populated by misfit souls—declares his intention to wage war on God. This time, however, the Dark One plans to unleash a parade of spirits deemed unfit for the world above.
At least in the trailer, Old Patch seems to have the Almighty on the ropes. Lucifer waxes humorous, lyrical and eminently campy alongside an impressive cast including Barry Bostwick, David Hasselhoff, Knitting Factory regular Tech N9ne and Paul Sorvino.