There’s a palpable and welcome resurgence of anthology films occurring on the genre scene. This week, Little Deaths hit DVD, giving horror fans a palette of deranged UK thrillers. Come January 27, they’ll witness the release of The Theatre Bizarre which features six original short films linked by a wraparound segment set within the eponymous venue.
The participating filmmakers include Buddy Giovinazzo, Richard Stanley, Douglas Buck, Karim Hussain, Tom Savini and Jeremy Kasten. Inside, you’ll find the synopsis and official one-sheet for this W2 Media release.
Down a seedy city street, a young woman (Virginia Newcomb) 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 (Udo Kier) 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.
Shock will be exclusively premiering the official trailer for the anthology film soon, so keep your eyes peeled!