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The Theatre Bizarre (2012)




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Down a seedy city street, a young woman is obsessed with what appears to be a long abandoned theatre. One night, she sees the front door slightly ajar and impulsively decides to sneak inside. But there in the vast, eerie auditorium, a show unlike any other unfolds before her eyes. Its host is an odd marionette-like man who will introduce her to six tales of the truly bizarre: A couple traveling in a remote part of the French Pyrenees crosses 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 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 strange is happening to the woman. Something irreversible and horrific. -- (C) W2more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
Directed By: , , , , , ,
Written By: Karim Hussain, John Esposito, Emiliano Ranzani, Douglas Buck, Scarlett Amaris
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
W2 Media - Official Site


Udo Kier
as Peg Poett (Theatre G...
Virginia Newcomb
as Enola Penny (Theatre...
Amanda Marquardt
as Squalid Woman (Theat...
Ameila Gotham
as Gypsy (Theatre Guign...
Jeremy Gladen
as Naked Man (Theatre G...
Liberty Larsen
as Little Girl (Theatre...
Brett Laudermilk
as Naked Man (Theatre G...
Christopher Sachs
as Groom (Theatre Guign...
Nicole Fabbri
as Bride (Theatre Guign...
Catriona MacColl
as Mère Antoinette (The...
Shane Woodward
as Martin (The Mother o...
Victoria Maurette
as Karina (The Mother o...
Lisa Crawford
as The Naked Witch (The...
Amélie Salomon
as The Monster (The Mot...
André Hennicke
as Axel (I Love You)
Suzan Anbeh
as Mo (I Love You)
Harvey Friedman
as George (I Love You)
Cynthia Barcomi
as Mo's Sister (I Love ...
Christian Maria Goeb...
as Mo's Brother-in-law ...
Debbie Rochon
as Carla (Wet Dreams)
Tom Savini
as Dr. Maurey (Wet Drea...
James Gill (V)
as Donnie (Wet Dreams)
Jodii Christianson
as Maxine (Wet Dreams)
Halfbreed Billy Gram
as Dungeon Master (Wet ...
Lena Kleine
as Mother (The Accident...
Melodie Simmard
as Daughter (The Accide...
Jean-Paul Rivière
as Motorcycle Father (T...
Bruno Décary
as Motorcyle Son (The A...
Kaniehtiio Horn
as The Writer (Vision S...
Cynthia Wu-Maheux
as Junkie Girl (Vision ...
Imogen Haworth
as Pregnant Woman (Visi...
Rachelle Glait
as Older Homeless Woman...
Alex Ivanovici
as Junkie Man (Vision S...
Lindsay Goranson
as Estelle (Sweets)
Guilford Adams
as Greg (Sweets)
Lynn Lowry
as Mikela (Sweets)
Jessica Remmers
as Antonia (Sweets)
Elissa Dowling
as Subs (Sweets)
Erin Marie Hogan
as Test Tube Baby (Swee...
Jeff Dylan Graham
as Buzz (Sweets)
Dave Grave
as Old Punk (Sweets)
Gregg Shore
as Guitarist (Sweets)
Erica Rhodes
as Cellist (Sweets)
Tree Carr
as Kissing Couple (Swee...
Adam Carr
as Kissing Couple (Swee...
Jeffrey Block
as Chef (Sweets)
Damon Packard
as Sous-Chef (Sweets)
Bobby Hacker
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Adam Keese
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Andrew Schwartz
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Jill Snyder
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Whitney Moore
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Lorry O'Toole
as Server (Sweets)
Julietta Randall
as Server (Sweets)
Damon Packard
as Sous-Chef (Sweets)
Bobby Hacker
as Restaurant Patron (S...
Susan Anbeh
as Mo (I Love You)
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Critic Reviews for The Theatre Bizarre

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

These elements may be shocking and even bizarre. But, like a lot of midnight-movie provocations, they soon turn predictable.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 9, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

An impressively good hit-to-miss ratio ... Entirely worth a horror fan's time, but is probably too erratic and violent a film for the casual enthusiast.

Full Review… | August 22, 2012

The Theatre Bizarre is a delicious horror buffet with some gore-geous treats and gruesome confections.

Full Review… | February 21, 2012

As with most anthology efforts, only a few of the segments truly shine, yet the production as a whole carries itself confidently and shares a few scattered pleasures.

Full Review… | February 17, 2012

Absent anything scary or even shocking, the only question is why Enola sticks around for all six shorts. Or why the filmmakers think we would.

Full Review… | February 2, 2012
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Audience Reviews for The Theatre Bizarre

Grotesque, dark, creepy and (living up to its title) very bizarre indeed. Some stories felt vapid, yes, while some were interesting and bizarre enough to satisfy every horror fan as myself. The gores were over-the-top and very painful to watch that it felt uncomfortably good. The Theater Bizarre has made me stand to my seat and scream for an encore.

August Seria
August Seria

Super Reviewer


This was a rather classy horror anthology featuring some fairly big names in the indie horror field both in front of and behind the camera, and I'm happy to have finally given it a spin for my Halloween 2014 viewing.

Well worth tracking down.


An engaging horror anthology film that brings together some of the most daring film directors today; A young woman wanders inside a old, decrepit theatre where a bizarre puppet hosts six acts of the dark, grotesque, and sexually perverse.

MARS Del Toro

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