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The Theatre Bizarre (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror | 9 May 2012 (France)
Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peg Poett (framing segments)
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Enola Penny (framing segments)
Amanda Marquardt ...
Squalid Woman (framing segments)
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Gypsy (framing segments)
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Naked Man (framing segments)
Liberty Larsen ...
Little Girl (framing segments)
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Groom (framing segments)
Nicole Fabbri ...
Bride (framing segments)
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Mere Antoinette (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Shane Woodward ...
Martin (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
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Karina (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Lisa Belle ...
The Naked Witch (segment "The Mother Of Toads") (as Lisa Crawford)
Amelie Salomon ...
The Monster (segment "The Mother Of Toads") (as Amélie Salomon)
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Axel (segment "I Love You")
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Mo (segment "I Love You")
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Down a seedy city street in her neighborhood, young Enola Penny is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees that the front door is slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the dark, decrepit auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is an eerie human puppet named Peg Poett who will introduce Penny to six tales of the bizarre: A couple traveling in a remote part of the French Pyrenees cross paths with a lustful witch; A paranoid lover faces the wrath of a partner who has been pushed to her limit; The Freudian dreams of an unfaithful husband blur the lines between fantasy and reality; The horrors of the real world are interpreted through the mind of a child; A woman addicted to other people's memories gets her fix through the vitreous fluid of her victims' eyeballs; And a perverse obsession with sweets turns sour for a couple in too deep. But as the stories unfold, something much stranger is ... Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Bizarr színház  »

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Trivia

The wrap-around scenes with Udo Kier were shot after all the individual segments had been filmed. Moreover, said scenes with shot in a single day. See more »

Quotes

Carla: This is my dream, bitch!
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Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun?
Music Richard A. Whiting
Lyric Ray Egan & Gus Kahn
Performed By Marquis W. Howell II
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Fantastic dream state horror movie :)
4 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

For the first time I've commented on a movie on IMDb.. I woke during the night, restless. Decided to watch Theatre of the Bizarre. I couldn't have chose a more perfect movie to watch in the early hours half asleep.. The overall feel and atmosphere is just hypnotic. The tales are very stylish, well paced, shot, scripted and acted and all as good as each other in their own very different ways and the link scenario in the Theatre is just dreamy gorgeous! The soundtrack does a fantastic job, just floats along with the visuals nicely, never imposes it's self. Not overly gory, a lot of the violence is implied rather than seen! {Although I seem to remember a few scenes where 'implied' was put to bed in brutal fashion!). Anyways....

I loved this movie! More of the same please :)

I could see The Theatre of the Bizarre becoming a cult classic!


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