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The Theatre Bizarre (2011)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 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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Zach Chassler (screenplay: framing segments), Richard Stanley (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Udo Kier ... Peg Poett (framing segments)
Virginia Newcomb ... Enola Penny (framing segments)
Amanda Marquardt ... Squalid Woman (framing segments)
Amelia Gotham Amelia Gotham ... Gypsy (framing segments)
Jeremy Gladen ... Naked Man (framing segments)
Liberty Larsen Liberty Larsen ... Little Girl (framing segments)
Christopher Sachs ... Groom (framing segments)
Nicole Fabbri 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 Lisa Belle ... The Naked Witch (segment "The Mother Of Toads") (as Lisa Crawford)
Amélie Salomon Amélie Salomon ... The Monster (segment "The Mother Of Toads")
André Hennicke ... Axel (segment "I Love You")
Suzan Anbeh ... 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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The restaurant in the segment "Sweets" was done on a soundstage. See more »

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Dr. Maurey: What about the girl of your dreams? The one with the Lovecraftian vagina. Is she anybody you know in your waking life?
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References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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Ain't We Got Fun?
Music Richard A. Whiting
Lyric Ray Egan & Gus Kahn
Performed By Marquis W. Howell II
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an anthology of bizarre tales
20 February 2013 | by trashgangSee all my reviews

An anthology of weird an bizarre tales directed by famous names from the genre like for example Tom Savini and Karim Hussain. Not only that, the story teller is Udo Kier, another name in the genre. I also recognized others but the biggest surprise was Catriona MacColl.

With all those popular names from the horror scene you think that this is going to be good. Well, in some way it was in others it wasn't. There's one story were a mother is telling her daughter about death that i didn't like. In fact, nothing really happens. But the other stories were nice to see, let 'Sweets' be the one that can make you vomit. All that eating and eating and finally eating puke. Don't get me wrong here, it isn't like real puke like in some Japanese flicks for example Terrible Meal. Still, you won't feel comfortable watching it. There's even some gore involved in that segment.

all the stories aren't what you think normal, they all have a twist at the end. There's gore in almost all entries, except the one with the one with the mother and child. Also a spot of nudity here and there.

They are already talking about part 2 and it's a thing I'm looking out for. Even the story teller segment has it's own story. Surely one to pick up.

Gore 2,5/5 Nudity 1,5/5 Effects 3/5 Story 3/5 Comedy 0/5


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