The Theatre Bizarre
Directed by Various
At an abandoned theatre, a young girl hears six scary stories inspired by the famous Grand Guignol Theatre, where early 20th century audiences came to see gory plays about real-life horrors. Producer Donald Buck (SISTERS) shares directing duties with six cult icons including zombie king Tom Savini (DAY OF THE DEAD), the reclusive Richard Stanley (DUST DEVIL), and Buddy Giovinazzo (COMBAT SHOCK). Expect terrifying toads, eyeball injections and a very scary puppet played by horror legend Udo Kier. If you enjoy horror anthologies, enter THE THEATER BIZARRE. (In French with English Subtitles) Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
At an abandoned theatre, a young girl hears six supernatural scary stories.
Cast: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Amanda Marquardt
The Anthology never reaches above 'Meh' levels except in the 3rd story, the Tom Savini-directed "Wet Dreams" and the only one that could be considered truly bizarre is the final story "Sweets". Lower your expectations and you won't be disappointed
I thought this was really well done and the short stories were original and interesting. Would recommend, especially if you enjoy short stories.
More sad than scary, and thus not for me. Some interesting concepts, worth a watch if you're up for some absurd storytelling with lots of gore.
Not quite good enough for a three but not so bad as to get a two from me. Some clever scripts though painfully predictable.
#'s 4 and 6 were he standouts, for me. #6, in particular, was very sharp- witted and had a fine sense of irony at times. The connecting bits with Udo Kier and the woman in the theatre don't add much though I will say that the woman in the theatre never ceased making me uncomfortable. 3 .2 skulls, I guess.