If your looking for a film that is not your ordinary kind of horror flick, something that is completely over the top - then look no further, because we're about to introduce you to horror anthology known as the Theater Bizarre.
The Theatre Bizarre is comprised of seven separate and disturbing chapters from seven cutting-edge genre directors enlisted from around the world who were all granted total creative freedom to shock the viewer, and by the looks of the trailer below it certainly looks like they might succeed.
The project's x filmmakers have all made at least one modestly budgeted and internationally acclaimed movie in the horror field. The films of Douglas Buck include the 2003 tges sensation FAMILY PORTRAITS: A TRILOGY OF AMERICA and the recent remake of Brian DePalma's STERS. Buddy Giovinazzo exploded onto the genre scene with 1986's COMBAT SHOCK and went on to write and direct such features as the Tim Roth-starrer NO WAY HOME and last year's acclaimed ensemble drama LIFE IS HOT IN CRACKTOWN (adapted from his novel). UK native David Gregory is the industry's foremost documentarian of horror films on DVD, and his 2008 feature debut PLAGUE TOWN was hailed as "a nightmare captured on celluloid" by Fangoria. In addition to writing and directing SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY and LA BELLE BÊTE, Karim Hussain is also an accomplished cinematographer whose features include the upcoming HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN. Arguably horror's best-known special effects wizard for his landmark work on clascs that include the original FRIDAY THE 13TH and DAWN OF THE DEAD – as well as a popular actor in such films as FROM DUSK TIL DAWN and MACHETE – Tom Savini directed the 1990 remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. South African born Richard Stanley is one of the genre's most distinctive talents, whose vionary cult clascs include HARDWARE and DUST DEVIL. THE THEATRE BIZARRE marks his triumphant return to horror for the first time in 18 years.
W2 Media has announced that they will release the anthology in New York, Los Angeles, and other select markets (see the list below) on January 27th, 2012, so don't forgot to mark your calendars.
Los Angeles, The Nuart: Jan. 27 - Feb. 3
New York, The Sunshine Cinema: Jan. 27 - Feb. 3-4
Denver, Esquire Cinema: Jan. 27 - Feb. 3-4
Seattle, Egyptian: Jan. 27 - 28
Dallas, Inwood: Jan. 27 - 28
Minneapolis, Lagoon: Feb. 3 - 4
Houston, River Oaks: Feb. 3 - 4
Washington, DC, E Street Cinema: Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11
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 impulvely decides to sneak inde. 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 x 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 obseson with sweets turns sour for a couple in too deep. But as the stories unfold, something strange is happening to the woman. Something irreverble and horrific. Something that awaits its next audience in THE THEATRE BIZARRE.