From the director (Darren Lynn Bousman) and team that brought us Repo - The Genetic Opera (2008), this is yet again another musical piece, which manages to fit quite a lot into its swift 55 minute running time. The colourful cyberpunk burlesque look of this particular carnival is a joy to watch, peppered, as it is, with lots of familiar faces, if you can recognise them under the impressive makeup. Cult musician Emilie Autumn, Bill Moseley, Spy Kids' Alexa Vega, Slipknot's clown, Shawn Crahan and Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody all put in a appearance, alongside the legendary Paul Sorvino as a doll making God.
website. A sequel, subtitled The Librarian is in development.
8 out of 10