Schlock-Wire: THE THEATRE BIZARRE Splatters Onto DVD Via Image Entertainment

The Grand Guignol never died, it just keeps taking different shapes as the years go by.  It’s latest form is The Theater Bizarre, a new horror anthology that incorporates the talents of several different directors for its stories.  David Gregory put it all together and the roster of filmmaking talent includes such notables as Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo and Tom Savini.  Image Entertainment is releasing it on DVD on April 24th in a package that will contain an anamorphic transfer, commentary from the directors and plenty of extras.  Read on for all Gallic-inspired gore details…




Available on DVD April  24, 2012

Chatsworth, CA – Image Entertainment presents a horror anthology like no other with its release of The Theatre Bizarre. The film was directed by seven veterans of the horror genre including Richard Stanley (Hardware), Buddy Giovinazzo (No Way Home), Tom Savini (Night of the Living Dead (1990)), Douglas Buck (Sisters), Karim Hussain (Ascension), David Gregory (Plague Town) and Jeremy Kasten (The Wizard of Gore (2007)). This boundary-pushing film featuring stories of ancient evil, love, obsession, addiction, gluttony, sexual nightmares, pain, brutality and of course, death, is now available On Demand with cable and satellite providers, and will be available on DVD April 24, 2012.

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 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.  Something that awaits its next audience in The Theatre Bizarre.

The Theatre Bizarre
enjoyed a successful 2011 festival run, screening at Fantasia International Film Festival, Frightfest, Sitges Festival De Cine Fantastic and Toronto After Dark.  The film began its theatrical release in the U.S. on January 27, 2012 in seven markets including NY & LA, expanding to additional cities across the country.

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