I have just watched this wonderful little film and I have now added The Theatre Bizarre as one of the best anthology horror movies I have ever seen. There is certainly a strong shock value to this film with some absolutely repulsive imagery that puts knots in your stomach... but keeping it all grounded is a strong thematic anchor within each chapter. Love & heartache dominate each of the 6 stories with a couple actually being quite poignant. The film begins in a run-down and decrepit Grand Guignol theatre where a creepy marionette storyteller (Udo Kier) entertains a woman sitting alone in the stalls. The 6 stories he presents are all aesthetically different ranging from a twisted tale of a man who is haunted by recurring nightmares of castration to a woman who extracts fluid from people's eyeballs and then injects it into her own for the ultimate high of inheriting their past visions. The standout story for me was actually the least gruesome of them all. It's an elegant story about death as seen through the eyes of a 7 year old girl as her mother comforts her. Its a very touching piece of film that adds a sincerity to this delicious endeavour. As a film buff this was also a welcome return for 3 of the directors; Richard Stanley, Buddy Giovinazzo & Tom Savini. The Theatre Bizarre is a horror movie with depth. I can't ever see it being released in Australia but it's well worth importing as an addition to your genre collection.