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‘The Theatre Bizarre’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Catriona MacColl, Shane Woodward, André Hennicke, Suzan Anbeh, Debbie Rochon, James Gill, Lena Kleine, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lindsay Goranson, Guilford Adams | Directed by Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten

Best known for their DVD and Blu-ray releases, Severin Films move into producing movies with the just-released-in-the-us The Theatre Bizarre, a brand-new anthology flick that captures the essence of the classic anthologies of old and adds a modern twist, with some of the biggest and brightest names in horror and short film helming a selection of stories that range from the strange to the avant garde to the completely grim…

Obviously inspired by grand guignol and all that it entails, the films six stories are framed by a weird stage show watched by the the unexpecting Newcomb and hosted by the legend that is Udo Keir, caked in a
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Enter the Theatre of the Bizarre to Get Your Thrills! A Movie Review

*full disclosure: a DVD screener of this film was provided by Image Entertainment. Directors: Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini and Richard Stanley. Cast: Guilford Adams, Elissa Dowling, James Gill, Lindsay Goranson, Udo Kier, Tom Savini and Debbie Rochon. Moody and atmospheric, The Theatre Bizarre is an anthology collection of shorts that journeys through Jacobean style surrealist fringe theatre. This opening narrative may not have the same circus charm as Labyrinth in "Manie Manie" (aka "Neo Tokyo"), an animated product from Japan, but the similar approach is certainly noticeable. Both products convey a sense of unworldliness, and thankfully there is a segment that explores the world through the eyes of a young child, a girl. While the live-action does not have the budget to mimic the grandiose vision that the animated masterpiece offered, the shadow play and decayed sets of the stitching narrative certainly works to draw.
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'The Theatre Bizarre' Review

by Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

While I’ve seen more than a few indie horror anthologies of late—some good, others forgettable—the anthology film seems to be making a comeback. Like the classic George Romero/Stephen King Creepshow (1982) and the impending The ABCs Of Death due out later this year, The Theatre Bizarre (2011) is one of those films that lives up to its buzz….and fans’ expectations. Six shorts linked by framing scenes make up The Theatre Bizarre, a film being distributed by Severin Films.

The film’s opening and framing segments, directed by Jeremy Kasten (Wizard Of Gore {2007}) titled “Theatre Guignol” star the wonderfully bizarre Udo Kier as a life-size marionette and story teller in an abandoned theater. Virginia Newcomb plays a young woman obsessed with the old theater, who sneaks into it one fateful night to hear the strange stories. Throughout the segments are a cast of weird,
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FrightFest 2011 Review: The Theatre Bizarre

The Theatre Bizarre

Stars: Udo Kier, Virginia Newcomb, Catriona MacColl, Shane Woodward, André Hennicke, Suzan Anbeh, Debbie Rochon, James Gill, Lena Kleine, Kaniehtiio Horn, Lindsay Goranson, Guilford Adams | Directed by Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo, Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, David Gregory, Jeremy Kasten

Best known for their DVD and Blu-ray releases, Severin Films move into producing movies with The Theatre Bizarre, a brand-new anthology flick that captures the essence of the classic anthologies of old and adds a modern twist, with some of the biggest and brightest names in horror and short film helming a selection of stories that range from the strange to the avant garde to the completely grim…

Obviously inspired by grand guignol and all that it entails, the films six stories are framed by a weird stage show watched by the the unexpecting Newcomb and hosted by the legend that is Udo Keir, caked in
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

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