Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.
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In New York's Soho district, the master of ceremonies Sardu runs the Theater of the Macabre, which specializes in acts where people are tortured and dismembered. The audiences dismiss it as fakery but the gore is real. Behind the scenes, Sardu and his dwarf assistant Ralphus torture and mutilate women for their own pleasure, as well as sell girls they have abducted into slavery. When the critic Creasy Silo contemptuously dismisses the show, Sardu has him abducted and tortured. At the same time, Sardu also abducts the ballerina Natasha Di Natalie and determines to break her will in order to make her agree to perform in his new show.Written by
Probably one of the few movies that made me feel dirty after seeing it(THAT, my friends, is a real acomplishment).
I don't know if I liked it or not but I never forgot it. With scenes showing what is used for a dartboard, what they bet with while playing cards and that bit of fun with the dwarf and a severed head, how could I(That drawf later went on to play an Ewok in Return Of The Jedi!!)?
I usually like sick films but maybe this one was a bit too much... or maybe not...
I won't be renting it again anytime soon to find out.
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