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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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Zach Chassler (screenplay: framing segments), Richard Stanley (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Udo Kier ... Peg Poett (framing segments)
Virginia Newcomb ... Enola Penny (framing segments)
Amanda Marquardt Amanda Marquardt ... Squalid Woman (framing segments)
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 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)
Amelie Salomon 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")
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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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Language:

English | French

Release Date:

9 May 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Bizarr színház See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Buddy Giovinazzo wrote the lead roles in the segment "I Love You" specifically for 'Andre Hennicke' and Suzan Anbeh to play. See more »

Quotes

Carla: This is my dream, bitch!
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Connections

References Old Yeller (1957) See more »

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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not bad at all.
27 January 2013 | by nightwatch4773See all my reviews

Horror anthologies were extinct I believe after Creepshow 2 so that was 1987. 20 years later the best little horror anthology was brought to us that was filmed four blocks from where I am typing this review. Yes I am talking about Trick or Treat filmed right here in Vancouver. This show just kicked ass and it has influenced filmmakers to jump back on board this horror sub-genre. I have to say the results have been pleasant and it is no different with this little stygian film. A couple of the stories were forgettable but if you hone in on " I love you " " Vision Stains " and " Sweets " well lets just say you will be darkly moved. In fact the lead actress from " sweets " stole the show and this particular segment reminded me of that creepy film from 1989 Society. Remember that one guys wow. Udo Kier is his usual ostentatious self as the host which is tantamount to the crypt-keeper. All in all a great effort but not for the faint of heart especially with " Sweets " Enjoy!!!!


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