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YMMV / The Devil's Carnival

  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment / The Stinger: During editing, Bousman realized there was no place to actually fit in the song "In All My Dreams I Drown" that would make sense... so they put its scene in the credits, since the song was too good to cut.
  • Ear Worm: To be expected. "In All My Dreams I Drown" is proving to be popular already.
    • Lucifer's Villain Song "Grace for Sale" has a hypnotic beat that sticks in your head for days. Doubles as Crowning Music of Awesome, considering he's declaring war on God himself for neglecting his creations. "Fa la la! It's off to hell we go..."
    • "You're a tough little tadpole to love..."
    • The currently unnamed Translator's Song from The Devil's Carnival Part 2 has the honor of being an ear worm before the movie has even been filmed, thanks to Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendleman's performance during the Repo/TDC tour.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Ms. Merrywood, who is by far the least sympathetic of the sinners, is also the most popular. This is mainly due to a combination of being played by popular scream queen Briana Evigan and how entertainingly quirky and weird her character was, making her fit into the world of Devil's Carnival perfectly in comparison to the relatively serious and normal Tamara and John. It's been widely speculated that her return for the sequel is primarily due to this trope.
  • Even Better Sequel: It hasn't been officially released yet, but professional reviews of Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival have all been saying this
  • Evil Is Sexy: Terrance Zdunich's portrayal of Lucifer in the song "In All My Dreams I Drown".
    • The Scorpion also seems to serve this purpose. And how.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Less WTH, Casting Agency? than Repo! The Genetic Opera was, but only because at this point the fans expected it. Still, getting this group of people together surprises many, and just like Repo!, people come to see just one of them. Clown? Emilie Autumn? Hannah Minx?
  • Les Yay: Between Miss Merrywood and her mirror image.
  • Narm: Lucifer's mustache in the sequel earned more than a few snickers at multiple showings during the Road Tour.
  • Shipping
    • Fan-Preferred Couple: Lucifer/Tamara, Scorpion/Painted Doll, Scorpion/Tamara, Wick/Magician.
    • Portmanteau Couple Name: So far, Lucimara.
    • Ship Tease: Various times, between various couples, particulary Wick and the Magician, who spend an awful lot of time hanging off each other (which is Hilarious in Hindsight considering that their characters in Repo! (Luigi and Shilo) were quite the popular ship themselves)...
    • Bill Moseley and Alexa Vega are pretty chummy backstage as well.
  • Squick: The Painted Doll bites John's ear off.
  • They Wasted A Perfectly Good Actor: Two of the Woe-Maidens are Captain Maggots and Contessa, both of whom have actually spent time as part of a circus. When you have a woman who slings flaming hula-hoops around herself and another who specialises in aerial silks, and your movie is circus-themed, you really should find a way to put that in!
    • There's actually a brief shot of Maggots and her hula hoop in the beginning, but that's about it.
  • What an Idiot: Tamara? You're supposed to ask him how you know he won't stab you before he's got you tied to the wheel!
    • Miss Merrywood. Woman practically personifies Too Dumb to Live! She replies to a sign saying "Take only what you need" with a smirking "I need it all! Ahahaha!" and steals all the jewels... and then ogles her appearance in a mirror (conveniently missing the "Do Not Trust This Person" sign that points at the mirror)!
    • Justified for both Merrywood and Tamara. Tamara was in Hell because her 'sin' was gullibility. And Merrywood's sin was greed.
    • To put it further in perspective, the Scorpion sings that she should trust him like he trusts her as he's strapping her to a wheel so she won't be able to escape. She misses this warning sign completely.