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The Theatre Bizarre -- A modern horror omnibus inspired by the over-the-top shocks of Paris’ early 20th century Theatre du Grand Guignol.


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  (in credits order)

Udo Kier ... Peg Poett (framing segments)

Virginia Newcomb ... Enola Penny (framing segments)
Amanda Marquardt ... Squalid Woman (framing segments)

Amelia M. Gotham ... Gypsy (framing segments) (as Amelia Gotham)

Jeremy Gladen ... Naked Man (framing segments)
Liberty Larson ... Little Girl (framing segments)

Christopher Sachs ... Groom (framing segments)

Nicole Fabbri ... Bride (framing segments)
Catriona MacColl ... Mere Antoinette (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Shane Woodward ... Martin (segment "The Mother Of Toads")

Victoria Maurette ... 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)
André Hennicke ... Axel (segment "I Love You")

Suzan Anbeh ... Mo (segment "I Love You")

Harvey Friedman ... (segment "I Love You")
Cynthia Barcomi ... Mo's Sister (segment "I Love You")

Christian Goebel ... Moe's Brother-in-law (segment "I Love You") (as Christian Maria Goebel)

Debbie Rochon ... Carla (segment "Wet Dreams")

Tom Savini ... Dr. Maurey (segment "Wet Dreams")

James Gill ... Donnie (segment "Wet Dreams")
Jodii Christianson ... Maxine (segment "Wet Dreams")

Halfbreed Billy Gram ... Dungeon Master (segment "Wet Dreams")

Lena Kleine ... Mother (segment "The Accident")

Mélodie Simard ... Daughter (segment "The Accident") (as Melodie Simard)
Jean-Paul Rivière ... Motorcycle Father (segment "The Accident")
Bruno Decary ... Motorcycle Son (segment "The Accident") (as Bruno Décary)

Kaniehtiio Horn ... The Writer (segment "Vision Stains")
Cynthia Wu-Maheux ... Junkie Girl (segment "Vision Stains") (as Cynthia Wu Maheux)
Imogen Haworth ... Pregnant Woman (segment "Vision Stains")
Rachelle Glait ... Older Homeless Woman (segment "Vision Stains")

Alex Ivanovici ... Junkie Man (segment "Vision Stains")

Lindsay Goranson ... Estelle (segment "Sweets")

Guilford Adams ... Greg (segment "Sweets")

Lynn Lowry ... Mikela Da Vinci (segment "Sweets")

Jessica Remmers ... Antonia (segment "Sweets")
Elissa Dowling ... Subs (segment "Sweets")

Erin Marie Hogan ... Test Tube Baby (segment "Sweets")

Jeff Dylan Graham ... Buzz (segment "Sweets")
Dave Grave ... Old Punk (segment "Sweets")
Gregg Shore ... Guitarist (segment "Sweets")

Erica Rhodes ... Cellist (segment "Sweets")
Tree Carr ... Kissing Couple (segment "Sweets")
Adam Carr ... Kissing Couple (segment "Sweets")

Jeffrey Phillip Block ... Chef (segment "Sweets") (as Jeffrey Block)
Damon Packard ... Sous-Chef (segment "Sweets")
Bobby Hacker ... Restaurant Patron (segment "Sweets")
Adam Keese ... Restaurant Patron (segment "Sweets")
Andrew Schwartz ... Restaurant Patron (segment "Sweets")
Jill Snyder ... Restaurant Patron (segment "Sweets")

Whitney Moore ... Restaurant Patron (segment "Sweets")
Lorry O'Toole ... Server #1 (segment "Sweets")
Julietta Randall ... Server #2 (segment "Sweets")

Directed by
Douglas Buck (segment "The Accident")
Buddy Giovinazzo (segment "I Love You")
David Gregory (segment "Sweets")
Karim Hussain (segment "Vision Stains")
Jeremy Kasten (framing segments)
Tom Savini (segment "Wet Dreams")
Richard Stanley (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Writing credits
Zach Chassler (screenplay: framing segments)

Richard Stanley (screenplay) segment "The Mother Of Toads" and
Scarlett Amaris (screenplay) segment "The Mother Of Toads" and
Emiliano Ranzani (screenplay) segment "The Mother of Toads"

Buddy Giovinazzo (screenplay) (segment "I Love You")

John Esposito (screenplay) (segment "Wet Dreams")

Douglas Buck (screenplay) (segment "The Accident")

Karim Hussain (screenplay) (segment "Vision Stains")

David Gregory (screenplay) (segment "Sweets")

Produced by
Nicco Ardin .... producer (framing segments)
John Cregan .... producer
Carl Daft .... producer
John Esposito .... associate producer (segment "Wet Dreams")
Gesine Giovinazzo-Todt .... producer (segment "I Love You")
David Gregory .... producer
Evan Husney .... associate producer (segment "Sweets")
Jacqui Knapp .... producer (framing segments)
Fabrice Lambot .... co-producer
Robert Lucas .... co-producer (segment "Wet Dreams")
Victoria Sanchez Mandryk .... producer (segments "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Caroline Piras .... producer (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Jean-Pierre Putters .... producer (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Michael Ruggiero .... producer (segment "Wet Dreams")
Kirsten Sohrauer .... producer (segment "I Love You")
Alexandra Spector .... producer (segment "Sweets")
Stephanie Trepanier .... associate producer (segments "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Daryl Tucker .... executive producer
Carsten Waitz .... associate producer (segment "I Love You")
Original Music by
Simon Boswell (segments "The Mother Of Toads" and "Vision Stains")
Susan DiBona (segment "I Love You")
Pierre Marchand (segment "The Accident")
Mark Raskin (segment "Sweets")
Cinematography by
Eduardo Fierro (segment "Wet Dreams")
John Honoré (segment "Sweets")
Karim Hussain (segments "The Mother Of Toads", "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Michael Kotschi (segment "I Love You")
Film Editing by
Robert Bohrer (segment "I Love You")
Douglas Buck (segments "Wet Dreams", "Vision Stains" and "Sweets")
Maxx Gillman (framing segments)
Pauline Pallier (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Casting by
Gesine Giovinazzo-Todt (segment "I Love You")
Aaron Griffith (framing segments)
Fabrice Lambot (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Victoria Sanchez Mandryk (segments "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Romchat Tanalappipat (segment "Wet Dreams")
Production Design by
Arnaud de La Giraudiere (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Mathieu Giguère (segments "Vision Stains" and "The Accident")
Lisa Loher (segment "I Love You")
Lorry O'Toole (segment "Sweets" and framing segments)
Art Direction by
Adam Carr (segment "Sweets")
Costume Design by
Tree Carr (segment "Sweets")
Autumn Cook (segment "Wet Dreams")
Jerami Cruise (segment "Wet Dreams")
Annie Dufort (segments "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Carrie Grace (framing segments)
Rudi Scharff (segment "I Love You")
Shelby Lyn Vogel (segment "Wet Dreams") (as Shelby Vogel)
Makeup Department
Lorena Acevedo .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Erin Arreola .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Autumn Cook .... key makeup artist (key hair stylist)
Jerami Cruise .... special makeup effects artist (segment "Wet Dreams")
Aubrie Davis .... key beauty (segment "Sweets")
C.J. Goldman .... special makeup effects artist (segments "The Accident" and "Vision Stains")
Katharina Grethlein .... prostethics makeup artist (segment "I Love You")
Kelsie Gygi .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Melanie Karapetian .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Brian Kinney .... special makeup effects artist
Michael Kish .... hair stylist (segment "Sweets)
Victor Krone .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Charlie Le Mindu .... wig design (segment "Sweets")
Gabriela Mendoza .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Rosa Menendez .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Mareike Mohmand .... key makeup artist (segment "I Love You")
Philipp Rathgeber .... prostethics makeup artist (segment "I Love You")
Angelina Sambrotto .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
David Scherer .... creature effects
David Scherer .... special makeup effects artist
Jessica Sierra .... assistant makeup artist (segment "Sweets")
Stacy A. Smith .... assistant makeup artist
Jennifer Suarez .... hair stylist (segment "Sweets)
Sabrina M. Swafford .... hair stylist (segment "Sweets)
Production Management
Estelle Barris .... unit manager
Luc Rolland .... unit manager: Vision Stains
Victoria Sanchez .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Manrico Erasmi .... first assistant director
Elisa Hofmann .... assistant director (segment "I Love You")
Lauri Löytökoski .... first assistant director: second unit (segment "The Mother of Toads")
Emiliano Ranzani .... second unit director (segment "The Mother of Toads")
Kalan Ray .... second assistant director
Howard Rosell .... second assistant director
Benjamin Rotast .... first assistant director
Fred Vogel .... assistant director (segment "Wet Dreams")
Art Department
Sabine Asanger .... art department assistant
Bobby Hacker .... art director: framing segments
Bea Kosubek .... property master: indoor (segment "I Love You")
Claudia Ribbisch .... property master: outdoor (segment "I Love You")
Elle Schneider .... painter
Sound Department
Robin Bouet .... boom operator
Robin Bouet .... dialogue editor
Robin Bouet .... sound editor
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer: framing segments
Jean-François Mabire .... sound recordist (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Lionel Montabord .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Christian Müller .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "I Love You")
Eric Perez .... sound recordist (segment "Wet Dreams")
Rico Prauss .... sound recordist (segment "I Love You")
Mark Raskin .... sound designer (segment "Sweets")
Gar Robertson .... sound re-recording mixer (segment "Wet Dreams")
Denielle Rose .... sound recordist (segment "Sweets")
Michael Scheuvens .... sound assistant (segment "I Love You")
Akash Singh .... sound mixer
David Uystpruyst .... sound designer
Johanna Wienert .... sound editor (segment "I Love You")
Special Effects by
Shawn Collins .... special effects technician
Autumn Cook .... special effects technician
Marcus Koch .... special effects
Melissa Lyon Low .... special effects (segment "Sweets")
David Scherer .... creature effects (segment "The Mother of Toads")
Tomika Smalls .... sfx props
Visual Effects by
Stacy Davidson .... visual effects artist (segment "Wet Dreams")
Bobby Hacker .... visual effects artist (segments "Wet Dreams" and "Sweets")
Marcus Koch .... visual effects artist (segments "Wet Dreams" and "Sweets")
Christian Kröhl .... colorist (Segment "I Love You")
Jim Kunz .... visual effects
Renaud Quilichini .... visual effects artist (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Renaud Quilichini .... visual effects (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Camera and Electrical Department
Kyle Broom .... b camera operator
Greta Ehrhart .... first assistant camera (segment "I Love You")
Jacob Engel .... key dolly grip (segment "I Love You")
Charles W. Houle .... best boy grip
Julian Landweer .... gaffer (segment "I Love You")
Alex Lim .... first assistant camera (segment "Sweets")
Misha Syeed .... digital imaging technician
Jimmy Wambre .... second assistant camera (segment 'The Mother of Toads')
Tamara Ward .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Rosie Komadina .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tomika Smalls .... key wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
James Knott .... colorist
Misha Syeed .... assistant editor
Music Department
P.J. Cardinal .... music supervisor (segment "Wet Dreams")
Transportation Department
Jaffer Hasan .... driver: cast
Other crew
Alec Chen .... assistant to the producer
Kelsey Dyer .... production assistant
Halfbreed Billy Gram .... craft service (as Hugh Chardon)
Jaffer Hasan .... production assistant
Amanda Marquardt .... choreographer: framing segments
Eric Pons .... toad wrangler (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
Minu Shareghi .... script supervisor (segment "I Love You")
Ramzi Abed .... thanks
Jim Fleming .... thanks
Jim Kunz .... special thanks
Edwin Samuelson .... special thanks
Alexis Wawerka .... special thanks
Todd Wieneke .... special thanks

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114 min | Canada:108 min (Fantasia Film Festival)
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Guilford Adams was brought in by producer Alexandra Spector to play the male lead in the segment "Sweets."See more »
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22 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Another bizarre anthology, 7 February 2012
Author: dschmeding from Germany

"Theater Bizarre" is a horror anthology that much reminds me of last years "Little Deaths" in that it takes some rather strange and extreme ideas for some of the stories of which there are many. So lets start at the extremely disappointing beginning...

"Mother of toads" is a totally lame and rather typical horror story about a couple on holidays meeting a strange witch inviting them to look at her Necronomicon. Some Lovecraft references, nudity and slimy frogs just don't nail it here. Total snooze fest with the laziest storyline of all.

"I love you" continues equally boring with bad acting, annoying German accents and a dysfunctional couple at the end of their relationship. Throat-slitting and blood on white sheets also don't nail it since the story goes nowhere and seems rather childish to me. Basically as forgettable as the first story and nosedives with dumb lines like "My vagina and your penis never were friends".

"Wet dreams" is about a guy having nightmares about castration and a psycho therapist telling him to open his eyes to wake up from his dreams. The whole thing ends in a rather bloody mess with a twisted idea for the end but ultimately the whole storytelling is uneven and suffers from bad acting.

"The accident" is the first highlight here. This is no real horror story but a rather slow meditation on life and death through the eyes of a mother and her little daughter who witness a motorcycle accident. This has great atmosphere and some really gripping visuals (the deer looked frightenly real and the acting is great) and is especially moody because of the perfect piano score and great editing. Unfortunately the promising short leads absolutely nowhere in the end.

"Vision stains" is some really twisted stuff by "Subconscious cruelty" director Karim Hussain. It starts off gritty with a homeless girl getting high on heroin in some dirty back alley when suddenly another girl appears and kills her and takes her eye liquid in a syringe injecting it in her own eyeball. The basic idea of transferring the last flashing pictures while dying to another person reminded me of an Italian movie with a camera (can't remember the title). But this one goes further and uses some pretty disturbing images. This one has a point to end on but honestly I found it a little uneven too.

Last but not least "Sweets" continues the disturbing imagery with some pretty nasty food fetishes and a bizarre break up scene of a couple. The guys acting is pretty incredible and makes the food fetish theme twice as bizarre. It all culminates in one of the goriest scenes of this anthology.

The surrounding Theatre-Plot with Udo Kier has some great visuals by "Wizard of Gore" Remake Director Jeremy Kasten but the lack of a story and Kiers accent which is nearly as annoying as that of the male lead in "I love you" ruin it.

After all this is your typical anthology. It fails on many levels (most of the time on the lazy storytelling) but has some nice ideas and visuals. Its hard to say which story is the best because basically the first half totally sucks and the second raises the bar a lot but because of the flaws has no real highlight. If you want some bizarre stories like in "Little Deaths" enjoy the second half but don't expect too much. Even with all those sick ideas ... when the curtain falls I was left thinking "Meeeeeh".

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