Repo! The Genetic Opera is a 2008 American splatterpunk, rock opera, musical comedy, horror film directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Based on the 2002 musical of the same name, which was written and composed by Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich, the film stars Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Ogre, and Zdunich Repo! opened in a very limited release on November 7, 2008, on seven screens in Pasadena, Chicago, Mobile, Charlotte, Kansas City, Toronto and Ottawa. The film received negative reviews and was a box office bomb, but gained a cult following similar to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, managing even to fill theaters with costumed fans performing shadowcast versions, which Terrance Zdunich himself often visits to meet fans around the country.